There were highs and lows for you, but what was the hardest part about your time as Miss America?
Truthfully? The response from some in the Black community. Most Black people were wonderful to me. There were people who said, “You made me so proud to be a Black woman.” But then there were others who thought I was never good enough. I was told, “You’re not dark enough.” People were upset that I had a White boyfriend. Tony Brown was relentless. I was told I was not being a true representative of Black women. Both my parents are Black. I got my blue eyes from my Black grandfather! Once I resigned, the same people who said I wasn’t Black enough accused me of shaming and disgracing all Black women. It was tough.
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This was one of the most baffling things of my whole childhood.
OHMYGOD I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS
Always reblog the Clock Stretch! The Big Comfy Couch was so much fun to watch, but I always waited for this. Could do almost all of it except the roll when I was little.
Loonette was my entire life. Still is.
yeah i’m old what the fuck is this
During Tudors’ time there was this epidemic in England, a malicious fatal desease called "sweating sickness". People apparently believed that working up a natural sweat —while still being healthy— could effectively protect them from getting ill, because here is what Charles Brandon says to this chick after having sex with her during the epidemic:
"So, what do you think? Isn’t that the best way of working up a sweat?”
"Yes, Your Grace.”
"Get your husband to lick it off.”
Now, that’s what I call a romantic and attentive lover.
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