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Hampton University Crowns it’s first “non-Black” as Miss Hampton

cracka ass crackaIn “post racial” America, an America that elected it’s first African American President an HBCU has elected it’s first “non-black” as Miss Hampton. What do the some of the black people on campus do? Go Apeshit …

HAMPTON — Hampton University crowned its first non-black Miss HU Friday, leading to a division on campus that prompted her to write President Barack Obama.

Nikole Churchill, 22, competed against nine black students in the 15th annual Miss HU scholarship pageant. The senior nursing major attends the Virginia Beach campus and is the competition’s first non-black winner, according to executive pageant director Shelia J. Maye.

Churchill, who is from Hawaii, wrote Obama on Sunday to tell him that her crowning was met with negative comments because of her skin color. She invited him to visit HU and speak about racial tolerance.

“I am hoping that perhaps you would be able to make an appearance to my campus, Hampton University, so that my fellow Hamptonians can stop focusing so much on the color of my skin and doubting my abilities to represent,” she wrote, “but rather be proud of the changes our nation is making toward accepting diversity.”

In a local television report, she said her father is from Guam and her mother is Italian.

Her letter was posted Sunday on Congress.org. Churchill did not have HU’s permission to comment Monday, said pageant co-director Mavis Baah.

This year’s pageant included evening gown, swimsuit and talent competitions. Churchill won a $1,500 scholarship, will serve as homecoming queen Oct. 24 and continues on to the 2010 Miss Virginia pageant.

Maye said the Miss HU pageant grew out of the former homecoming queen competition, in which students voted for the winner. Now, the pageant winner is selected by judges and automatically serves as the university’s homecoming queen.

This year’s pageant was judged by five people, including two certified by the Miss Virginia competition, which leads to the Miss America pageant. The other judges were Joan Gentry, an HU counselor for freshman studies; Lorraine Bell, an HU music professor; and Henry Mills, a senior vice president at Old Point National Bank.

Journalism sophomore Juan Diasgranados said the Hampton campus is split on Churchill’s crowning, with everyone from students to faculty and professors weighing in. Some are saying her win is great and embodies HU’s spirit of diversity, he said, while others complain that she’s not black and doesn’t attend the main campus.

“They’re saying that people don’t know who she is, people don’t even see her, so how can she represent us if she’s not even from the main campus?”

The main campus has about 5,700 students while the university’s Virginia Beach campus has about 90 students. { full article here }

Because racial tolerance is good only when black people want to be…tolerated.

All I can say is..That chick on the right is SUPER PISSED and  Nikole may wanna watch her back..that bitch looks vindictive as all hell…Like as they are handing her the trophy she’s wondering if homicide detectives are really as good as they are on TV.

( is it me or does Homegirl kinda look like Bella?) >

Bella