Old School Steps: Beauty Queens

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I caught this article down at the NY Times yesterday and what I found almost more interesting than the story itself (which is a good read by Jennfier 8. Lee) was that even though it was on of the first integrated pageants that you still had this:


And "Creative" (although you also have to read the article on Berkowitz too and how she also broke down stereotypes and prejudice).

You had to start somewhere though right?

Because change doesn't just happen - it takes small steps - and a lot of courage to get on out there and go where POC just didn't get to go before them.


Those steps that I just referred to as small?

Yeah - I'm with ya - way way bigger than mine.