WARNING: The question you are about to read is REAL, has in no way been edited to make a particular point and only shows that people DO ask these questions. However, my answer most definitely reflects my personal experience and bias. Welcome to my life.
S (a woman) wrote:
Why is it alright to have a Ms. Black America? I consistently feel offended and outraged when Ms. Black America comes on television. Also, the American Negro College Fund infuriates me. Should I open a foundation and openly ask the public for funds for a scholarship solely for white folks, Jesse Jackson and the press would be occupying my yard by the next morning. Why is this OK???
I’m sorry for the delay in responding . And although this practice annoys me, I’ll answer your question with some questions of my own.
Can you tell me why you are offended, outraged and infuriated by these things?? Those are very strong descriptors for your feelings. Are you personally affected by Ms. Black America? Does she somehow detract from the profile of Ms. America or your idea of beauty? WAIT, it *appears* the current Ms. America IS Black, at least she won Miss Black California in 2003. Personally, I don’t pay enough attention to these contests to have previously known so — thanks.
Do you believe a foundation soliciting public funds for educating white folks is needed? If so, you’d be well within your rights to create such a scholarship fund (by the way, they already exist). If Jesse Jackson showed up in your yard, wouldn’t that draw attention to your cause? Sounds like a good thing to me. Then again, if drawing attention to your worthy cause is your objective, he’s no longer the best person
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write and I eagerly await your response.