Note: This open letter is in response to the backlash of a little afro latina girl winning a pageant. The pageant was for Miss Little Hispanic Delaware. The reason for the backlash? She’s black. Here’s more about this story.
Congratulations on winning Little Miss Hispanic Delaware! Despite what came after your win, know that you are a winner and no one can take that from you.
I’m writing you this letter because I am also an Afro Latina. That’s what we’re called because part of our roots come from Africa. We have darker skin and courser hair than our other friends. But this stuff you already know because I know, even without meeting you, that you are brilliant.
So, let me tell you something you don’t know, something that is going to be hard to understand for someone so young. My love, this will happen to…
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