Monday, December 3, 2007

Miss World 2007

It's good to see women of color come together.

Over the weekend, Miss China was crowned Miss World and Miss Angola and Miss Mexico came in 2nd and 3rd place.

Now if only Hollywood would give us more starring roles. If magazines would put us on more covers. If corporate America would give us more respect. And if rappers didn't perpetuate sleazy stereotypes of us in music videos.

The world would be a better place.

I'll leave you with a quote from Miss Angola (Micaela Reis):

"...I suffered from racism. There have been times when I have walked down the street that I have been called names because I have an interracial heritage. I have received insults from both sides - African and Caucasian. It is very humiliating; I feel very sad about it because it is horrible when it happens."


Reub said...

I really agree with you on this. it is good to see women with color finishing in the top 3. She went through a lot to get to the top. Same goes to the other two women.

Anne Dayton said...

Amen. And the weird thing is, these women are GORGEOUS. Why wouldn't they be on magazine covers and starring roles? Just because that's not what we're "used to"? It just doesn't make any sense.