At least four Southern governors have said they will not take money from President Obama's stimulus package and that is leading at least one lawmaker to suggest it's because of racism.

Here's what Congressman James Clyburn told WIS in Columbia, SC:

"The governor of Louisiana expressed opposition. Has the highest African-American population in the country. Governor of Mississippi expressed opposition. The governor of Texas, and the governor of South Carolina. These four governor's represent states that are in the black belt. I was insulted by that. All of this was a slap in the face of African-Americans. It had nothing to do with Governor Sanford."

It didn't take long for South Carolina's governor to respond:
 "Representative Clyburn is no stranger to playing the race card, because he has no defense for the runaway spending and the deficits contained in this so-called stimulus bil that will hurt our economy. Spending money at the federal level that we do not have represents a future tax increase on all South Carolinians, regardless of their color - and in the process of doing so, he's ripping off everyone he claims to represent."

And Mississippi's governor said he's not taking the money because it would impede on states' rights.

How about it? Are these governors trying to hurt African-Americans?