Angel Mills, Published at Xojane.com

Our very own BGAPSA member and VP of Social Programming, Angel Mills, has been published on one of her favorite sites. Read below:

I Was Miss Black Michigan 2014, and No, Black Pageants Aren’t “Racist”

I have had numerous individuals from varied ethnicities challenge me regarding the relevance and legitimacy of a black pageant. Black pageants were created to celebrate the bodies, minds, and accomplishments of women representing the African diaspora. Like the mainstream pageants seen on television, Black pageants judge contestants in the area of interview, talent, evening gown, and fitness. What makes these pageants different are that they cultivate sisterhood, social and political consciousness, and the scholastic accomplishments of various ethnicities of women throughout the African diaspora.

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