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Little Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant: all contestants must show us their papers to prove they’re Latina

Tweet Image Credit: Colorlines Late last month, the news came out that the Nuestras Raices Little Miss Hispanic Delaware beauty pageant was dethroning its latest winner, Jakiyah McCoy, after she was unable to provide documentation of her “Hispanic heritage.” McCoy is black, and it appears that she was the only contestant required to prove her [...]
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Quick Hit: Delaware pageant confused by Black Latinas

TweetJakiyah McKoy won the Little Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant but her being black seems to be confusing to the people who run the pageant.  The organization that sponsored the pageant Nuestras Raices Delaware has launched an investigation into McKoy’s “ethnicity” and has blocked her win in response to critics who are claiming McKoy is “not the best [...]
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