Are You a Racist? Lessons Learned from the Miss America Pageant

A great post asking how we contribute to racism even if we are not fully aware of doing it. Something to consider.

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Miss America winner Nina Davuluri

 

“I am a post-racial person in a racial country.”   Who is with me?

A lot of people ask me why I have called my company The Skinless Project.

My usual response is simple: I wanted to create a company dedicated to women who are helping themselves reach their highest potential personally and professionally. Thus, I wanted to pick a name that spoke to the foundation of my belief about women – we are more than skin deep. What is most important is what lies beneath the skin. The heart, the mind, the dreams and yes, the soul.

In addition, I wanted to pick a name that also gave me the opportunity to work on issues affecting our communities:  That we should be seeing people for their interior not their ethnicity or race. For too many times, these hindrances have divided a people.

In the past, I have written about…

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~ by Omaira on September 18, 2013.

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