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Topic: Little Miss Hispanic Delaware loses her crown
Posted By: Alias_Avi
Subject: Little Miss Hispanic Delaware loses her crown
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:36pm

Little Miss Hispanic Delaware loses title over racial complaints

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Jakiyah McKoy was stripped of her Little Miss Hispanic Delaware crown. (Photo courtesy of You Tube)

Seven-year-old Jakiyah McKoy was crowned Little Miss Hispanic Delaware two weeks ago but was soon forced to relinquish her title after concerns over her heritage led to an investigation and sparked a backlash.

The complaints reportedly came from pageant-goers who believed McKoy — who is black and was born in Brooklyn, NY — did not epitomize Latin beauty, according to  http://www.buzzfeed.com/adriancarrasquillo/little-miss-hispanic-delaware-stripped-of-her-crown-after-co" rel="nofollow - Buzzfeed  and http://www.latinorebels.com/2013/09/25/when-you-are-not-latin-enough-the-sad-case-of-jakiyah-mckoy-little-miss-hispanic-delaware/" rel="nofollow - Latino Rebels .

According to http://www.nuestrasraicesdelaware.org/index.php/miss-hispanic-delaware/rules-and-regulations" rel="nofollow - policy , the pageant participants are required to be of at least 25 percent Latino heritage.

McKoy allegedly qualified because her grandmother was born in the Dominican Republic but a pageant official admits that her family was asked to confirm her heritage after the organization was questioned on the issue. The other contestants were allegedly not asked to provide proof of their backgrounds.

“Her parents were asked to bring in documentation. Of all of the documentation brought in there was nothing that confirmed Dominican heritage,” Maria Perez, president of Nuestras Raíces Delaware, told http://www.latinorebels.com/2013/09/25/when-you-are-not-latin-enough-the-sad-case-of-jakiyah-mckoy-little-miss-hispanic-delaware/" rel="nofollow - Latino Rebels . Perez works for the organization that sponsors the pageant.

“Whenever we are questioned, we ask for them to bring that stuff in,” she added.

Perez said McKoy’s heritage could have been confirmed if it was indicated on her mother’s birth certificate.

“The mother said she didn’t want to go through it,” said Perez.

Instead, the pageant winner’s family submitted documentation of guardianship provided by the state. According to earlier reports, proof of her grandmother’s heritage was difficult to confirm since she had passed away.

“We can’t have her be the queen if she doesn’t have the proper documentation,” Perez said. “It’s not the first time that we’ve been confronted with the [burden of proof]. It’s happened in the past and they’ve brought in the proof and we were satisfied with it.”

However, Perez speculated that McKoy’s family sparked and spread “rumors” that Jakiyah’s removal was because she was black.

Eventually, McKoy was stripped of her crown and now stands as the runner-up of the pageant — but one Brooklyn resident is fighting for McKoy to keep her title and has launched a petition.

“This petition is to demand that Jakiyah McKoy keep her rightfully won crown, because her beauty represents us all,” the petition, launched by Daniel Jose Older on https://www.change.org/petitions/nuestras-raices-delaware-let-jakiyah-keep-her-crown" rel="nofollow - Change.org , reads.

The petition has amassed over 450 signatures so far. Meanwhile, Perez denies that  McKoy’s race played a role in her demotion and added that several of the pageant’s former winners have been both black and Hispanic.

“Color has nothing to do with it,” she said. “We’re all Latinos. That’s why we’re so beautiful because we come in all different colors.”

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Replies:
Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:37pm
How does one provide documentation of their heritage?Confused


Posted By: MissinCali
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:42pm
That makes my blood boil! shoot my Mom is Mexican and on my birth certificate it says Mother White, Father Black, but that was the 80's.. poor baby, you are beautiful, run for lil miss black Delaware.


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:42pm
Ooh...the ignorance.


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:43pm
If its that serious shouldn't it be something they checked prior to the competition...I guess they werent expecting her to win. ....hmm


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:43pm
They weren't concerned until after she had won though. 

Spilt milk...heifer...all that.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

How does one provide documentation of their heritage?Confused
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Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:54pm
Very beautiful girl. I wonder what her father is...
I mean we have haoles walking around with feathers in their hair and named after the forest claiming to be Native American, so I don't see what the problem is. I swear, we can't have sh!t these days. 


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 10:55pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

How does one provide documentation of their heritage?Confused
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LOL, srsly though. Did they want her family to get one of those NatGeo tests to prove that she had some Spanish blood? I dont understand!!


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 11:10pm
Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

If its that serious shouldn't it be something they checked prior to the competition...I guess they werent expecting her to win. ....hmm




I just said this to my cousin like 2 minutes ago.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 11:23pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

How does one provide documentation of their heritage?Confused
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LOL, srsly though. Did they want her family to get one of those NatGeo tests to prove that she had some Spanish blood? I dont understand!!
That and go on ancestory.com and trace her family to some 19th century haciendas in latin america.LOL



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 11:49pm
Cute lil girl.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Sep 26 2013 at 11:57pm
awwww she's only 7. I hope this doesn't affect her too much.


Posted By: indiecat
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 2:11am
Parents must have been mad, leave that little girl alone and pick on someone your own size. Pick on me and see what you get. Ignorant selves.


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 6:25am
But "Hispanic" is a culture.  How can you prove that?  If she were white I bet they wouldn't have questioned her..


Posted By: creole booty
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:07am
So when white people win miss (insert African country here) does that mean they shouldn't? Or when white people win races specifically for black women, does that not count? Remember when the Dominican girl won miss Haiti shortly after the natural disaster? I hate that people wanna pick and choose when it's ok


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:30am
Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

So when white people win miss (insert African country here) does that mean they shouldn't? Or when white people win races specifically for black women, does that not count? Remember when the Dominican girl won miss Haiti shortly after the natural disaster? I hate that people wanna pick and choose when it's ok
 
Didn't a Haole woman win Miss South Africa last year or in 2011? No one batted an eye...Stern Smile


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:41am

Perez said McKoy’s heritage could have been confirmed if it was indicated on her mother’s birth certificate.

“The mother said she didn’t want to go through it,” said Perez.


I wonder if this really was the Mom's response...if my daughter won a title and I was asked to prove something so silly as being latino, I'd be up there with a mariachi bandLOL



Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:42am

ErmmStern SmileLOL
Quote ‘We can’t have her be the queen if she doesn’t have the proper documentation,’





Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:43am
The took her crown and made her the runner up......if she wasnt hispanic wouldnt she be disqualified......Ima go and call bullshyt.....


Posted By: slayfresh
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:48am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:


ErmmStern SmileLOL
Quote ‘We can’t have her be the queen if she doesn’t have the proper documentation,’



 
But could half of those parents...nevermind.


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 8:50am
Right if she has to have documentation proving she is latin.....Ima need everybody to provide citizenship papers.....


Posted By: EasterBell
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 9:29am
Geek


Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 9:32am
They werent expecting her to win thats why all of a sudden it's a problem...bishes


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 9:43am
oh give that lil girl back her crown!!


Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 9:47am
This some Bullsh*t right here..smh


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 11:23am
Children have no business being enterd into cattle calls IMO. But thats just me.

Unfortunate however. I agree with GK. They didnt expect her to win.



Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 11:30am
But...But...They act like there aren't hispanics out there that look black. Like how is she supposed to prove that she's Hispanic?


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 11:39am
Originally posted by niecy niecy wrote:

But...But...They act like there aren't hispanics out there that look black. Like how is she supposed to prove that she's Hispanic?
Cook up a good dish with some cilantro, beans and rice.Stern SmileLOL


Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 11:41am
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by niecy niecy wrote:

But...But...They act like there aren't hispanics out there that look black. Like how is she supposed to prove that she's Hispanic?
Cook up a good dish with some cilantro, beans and rice.Stern SmileLOL

LOL

That sounds good right about now though. Stern Smile


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 11:41am
Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

So when white people win miss (insert African country here) does that mean they shouldn't? I don't like it. Or when white people win races specifically for black women, does that not count? I don't like that either. Remember when the Dominican girl won miss Haiti shortly after the natural disaster? I hate that people wanna pick and choose when it's ok I remember there was a thread about her, I thought her deceased mother was Haitian?

I'm not mad they are asking for proof on this little girl honestly. I'm mad they waited til after she won to ask for it. They said black Hispanics had won before, I'm assuming they had their paper work in order? IDK, but they need to either give her her crown back or disqualify her altogether.

Demoting her to 2nd place is some bullshat. IMO 


Posted By: joileprincess
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 12:10pm
Originally posted by FarraFace FarraFace wrote:

Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

So when white people win miss (insert African country here) does that mean they shouldn't? I don't like it. Or when white people win races specifically for black women, does that not count? I don't like that either. Remember when the Dominican girl won miss Haiti shortly after the natural disaster? I hate that people wanna pick and choose when it's ok I remember there was a thread about her, I thought her deceased mother was Haitian? 

I'm not mad they are asking for proof on this little girl honestly. I'm mad they waited til after she won to ask for it. They said black Hispanics had won before, I'm assuming they had their paper work in order? IDK, but they need to either give her her crown back or disqualify her altogether. 

Demoting her to 2nd place is some bullshat. IMO  


This is where I am. Either she's Dominican (or have that ancestry) or she isn't.

Demoting her is bs because if she isn't Hispanic then she shouldn't even be considered for any place unless they are saying that its okay to enter if you aren't Hispanic but you can't win.Confused


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by joileprincess joileprincess wrote:

Originally posted by FarraFace FarraFace wrote:

Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

So when white people win miss (insert African country here) does that mean they shouldn't? I don't like it. Or when white people win races specifically for black women, does that not count? I don't like that either. Remember when the Dominican girl won miss Haiti shortly after the natural disaster? I hate that people wanna pick and choose when it's ok I remember there was a thread about her, I thought her deceased mother was Haitian? 

I'm not mad they are asking for proof on this little girl honestly. I'm mad they waited til after she won to ask for it. They said black Hispanics had won before, I'm assuming they had their paper work in order? IDK, but they need to either give her her crown back or disqualify her altogether. 

Demoting her to 2nd place is some bullshat. IMO  


This is where I am. Either she's Dominican (or have that ancestry) or she isn't.

Demoting her is bs because if she isn't Hispanic then she shouldn't even be considered for any place unless they are saying that its okay to enter if you aren't Hispanic but you can't win.Confused


all of this.


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 12:31pm
I am not mad


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 1:19pm
What farra said...
 
This all should have been cleared up before she ran and won.


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 1:20pm
The thread about Miss Haiti 2010, if anyone cares:

http://f3.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=260468&PID=6422914&title=miss-haiti-2010#6422914" rel="nofollow - http://f3.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=260468&PID=6422914&title=miss-haiti-2010#6422914

http://f3.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=260468&PID=6423145&title=miss-haiti-2010#6423145" rel="nofollow - http://f3.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=260468&PID=6423145&title=miss-haiti-2010#6423145

That thread was epic BTW. RickysRose was jus pimp slappin errbody.


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 1:23pm
But she was the only contestant of African heritage........hmmmmmmm


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 2:52pm
Originally posted by niecy niecy wrote:

But...But...They act like there aren't hispanics out there that look black. Like how is she supposed to prove that she's Hispanic?


chile.  blacks are not considered 'legit' hispanics.
the ironing...that half cast dominican chic was crowned miss Haiti with glee, but no Dominican wants to be associated with being black.



Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 3:57pm
dp


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 4:02pm
This seems to be one of those pagents were everybody gets a crown, so IDK what place these black churren were, but yeah:




eta: I just noticed her sash says Miss Juneteenth, but there were a couple of other pictures of a girl I thought was this same girl onstage at one of the Miss Hispanic pageants wearing a very similar crown, but those pics were hella blurry and the color was wayyyy over saturated. Maybe that was a whole different chile, or maybe I just c/p the wrong pic. IDK, if you care that much, go over to the website and look at the pics yourself. Sowwy. Disapprove




And IDK what's going on with this one, but them edges say she should be including in this post:



 




Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 5:56pm
So many things I could say about the pics above me... nay 1 comment moves me out of hell pit yall keep putting me in



Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 6:09pm
GK, are you drunk? Cuz that post don't make no damn sense.

This is not the mafia thread speaka engrish!


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 6:19pm


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by FarraFace FarraFace wrote:

GK, are you drunk? Cuz that post don't make no damn sense.

This is not the mafia thread speaka engrish!





Posted By: Sleek
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 7:27pm
Just plain ole mean....give her back her crown


Posted By: Cream1970
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 7:31pm
A player in the  Baseball Junior World Series in 2001 was investigated because it was suspected his team falsified his age but it didn't come to light until after his team had won. 
I believe the same thing happened w/ China's Olympic Gymnastic team. The ages of their team was questioned and additional proof requested after they won. And it seems to be similar to athletes being drug tested, investigated and losing their Olympic medals after they've won them due to performance enhancing drugs.
 
The pageant said they've requested info before from other contestants in the past and it was provided.
 
How is this case different that those above?
 
 I understand the grandmother was born in another country, but a lot of US birth certificates include  the city/state/country the parents of that child was born, so it's quite possible that info be on the mama's birth certificate. Mama dropped the issue, which I find odd.


Posted By: Blac1Chyna
Date Posted: Sep 27 2013 at 7:38pm
She's not even hispanic so idk why her mother even entered her in the contest to begin with. They had to know she wouldnt be accepted as a real latina. you black, boo boo



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