Posts Tagged ‘Beauty contests’
Tags: Beauty contests, Donald Trump, Mis USA
Tags: Beauty contests, Racism, Reverse racism
Incredibly, disbelievingly intolerence rears its ugly head among non-whites.
“…Hampton University crowned its first non-African American Miss Hampton University (HU), on Friday, leading to controversy throughout the Hampton University and larger HBCU community. Nikole Churchill, 22, senior nursing major, competed against nine other women in the annual pageant. Churchill, prompted by the controversy of comments about her skin color, wrote a letter to President Obama, encouraging him to speak at the university about the importance of racial tolerance [for non-African Americans]…”
President Barack Obama
October 11, 2009
Aloha Mr. Obama!
My name is Nikole Churchill, a senior nursing major at Hampton University. This past Friday October 9, 2009, I was honored to be crowned Miss Hampton University 2009-2010. It truly was the best night of my life! With that being said, I am sad to say…… that my crowning was not widely accepted and many negative comments regarding my win have been shared throughout my campus.
It would be much easier to say that possibly some were not accepting of the news because I wasn’t the most qualified contestant; however, the true reason for the disapproval was because of the color of my skin. I am not African-American.