The New Miss USA Has Been Crowned and She Looks Like Me

The New Miss USA Has Been Crowned and She Looks Like Me

Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army Reserve officer from DC has been crowed Miss USA and I couldn’t be more pleased.
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Now, I’ll be the first to admit. I don’t know much about beauty pageants, and to be fair I’m not all the way here for them. BUT, I am here for black girl’s winning. Especially when the black girl has dark skin and an “ethnic name.”
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And before folks start in on the “why does it matter?” Let me say this: We’ve heard it our entire lives, Dark skin= unattractive, and an “ethnic” name means you’ll never get a job. I am an adult woman, and I can tell you that colorism is still very present and hurtful, and it changes your perception of yourself and the world forever. Don’t believe me? Take a look:
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And fine, this is a random troll, but these sentiments aren’t new, and even seeing the tweet above set my blood boiling. But I digress, Deshauna Barber is winning and for that I am happy. Go on, Gurl! Rock that crown and sashay that sash! WERQ!
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