Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Hampton University’s first white Homecoming Queen suffers ‘racism’

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Written by bsmail

October 19, 2009 at 6:56 am

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  1. It’s hard to say what the appropriate response would be, but rather the ideal response should have been acceptance and respect for a new situation and a new breakthrough to occur. Tradition has it at a historically black college that the winners of the homecoming queen title are black. But because this white woman won, she obviously displayed the right qualifications to deserve the title. I think that in any situation,inevitably, there will be groups of people that display ignorance and spite. I don’t think this reflects on the whole university, and yes I believe there is reverse racism.


    October 19, 2009 at 11:18 pm

  2. While I don’t agree with the response from either side of the issue, one has to view Nikole as a trailblazer. She is the first to do something, and being first is never as easy as it is to be second to do something. For that reason though, I think she could have handled the whole episode with a little more class; it would have gone farther toward what she was supposed to embody. As for the students, racism is alive and well at black schools just the same as it is at predominantly white schools. However, I think that in this instance it was more publicly displayed due to the type of event and the historical role of being a traditionally black school.


    October 22, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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