Keylin Perez crowned first Latina to win Miss Coppin State (an HBCU) – scored with Backlash Online!!
Coppin State University, a popular historically black university in the city of Baltimore, held its annual Miss Coppin State beauty pageant yesterday, and Media Take Out confirmed that the winner is a Latina named Keylin Perez.
Keylin is being attacked quite brutally online – especially by Black Twitter – for not being “black enough” to be crowned Miss Coppin State. The attacks were so bad that the university was forced to issue a statement in support of the young college student.
Media Take Out reached out to HBCU for comment, and here’s what Coppin State sent us:
As we know, leadership on a campus means facing the judgment of those near and far, it takes God and a confidence like no other to carry that weight. My heart goes out to Keylin Perez, the 91st Miss Coppin State University, and all the students who have been condemned, belittled, or mistreated simply because they were deemed “not black enough” to maintain an HBCU faculty title.
To my beautiful brothers and sisters of color who stand on the thrones, sit in the classrooms and walk the halls that bled our ancestors and made us live at present. Remember Their Sacrifice: Remember their endless love they have dedicated to this moment in history, our education and the classrooms inhabited by a multitude of ethnicities and races, all reflecting the unity many eyes never close got to see.
Don’t be the person who can’t say no, you’re not trying to understand: We are NOT our oppressors!
Imagine being “too bright” for one group but “not white enough” for the other.
HBCUs around the world embody inclusion and safe space for all of us to continue our education and expand our identities with the support, love and family embraced the moment you step foot on our campus.
To all the victims out there, know that you are not alone, and while it is easy to focus on those trying to take you down, know that there are a much higher percentage of those out to get you.
Together we fight. Together we love. Together we raise PHBCUunity
Here are pictures of the new Miss Coppin State:
Here’s just one example of what’s going on on Black Twitter:
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