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Ole Miss Crowns First Black Homecoming Queen: Courtney Roxanne Pearson
Politics 365 ^ | 10/16/12

Posted on 10/22/2012 5:58:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Just 50 years after ending its notorious segregation policy, Ole Miss finally has a black homecoming queen. The school just crowned Courtney Roxanne Pearson as their queen, with the student receiving the crowning during the halftime ceremonies of the Ole Miss-Auburn football game.

“I am still in shock, but I am definitely very excited,” said Pearson.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: beauty; dixie; highereducation; olemiss; race
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No word whether Howard University or Florida A&M have become tolerant enough to crown a white homecoming queen.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 5:59:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m speechless.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT by rsobin
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5 posted on 10/22/2012 6:03:53 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

She must have a great personality!


6 posted on 10/22/2012 6:04:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Doogle
and her court..
7 posted on 10/22/2012 6:05:12 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: baddog 219
A 400 lbs. home coming queen? Am I in Bizzro world?

At least she's a female.
8 posted on 10/22/2012 6:07:10 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: baddog 219

“A 400 lbs. home coming queen? Am I in Bizzro world?”

Maybe a transgender football player to really slam their new diversity home?


9 posted on 10/22/2012 6:07:19 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Welcome the Ole Miss Homecoming, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SoFloFreeper

Somebody put up the Sports Illustrated September 1962 front cover page. Quickly!


11 posted on 10/22/2012 6:08:07 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

12 posted on 10/22/2012 6:11:26 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: wolfman23601

I think she is beautiful. Definitely not an Aunt Jemima!


13 posted on 10/22/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: SoFloFreeper

I sure hope the Homecoming float has reinforced steel propping it up.

If not, we might get a “Carrie” moment.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 6:12:59 AM PDT by dforest
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To: RoosterRedux

...and a good dancer.

PC gone insane!


15 posted on 10/22/2012 6:13:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: elcid1970
Here's the defeated runner-up, Ashleigh Davis.

I think the AA student body just wanted to give the finger to Ole Miss.

16 posted on 10/22/2012 6:13:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I sure hope the Homecoming float has reinforced steel propping it up.

If not, we might get a “Carrie” moment.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SoFloFreeper

Holy Cow!


18 posted on 10/22/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looks more like “Miss DMV.”


19 posted on 10/22/2012 6:13:57 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SoFloFreeper

I want to believe this was done with the highest and purest of motives; so why do I have the nagging suspicion that it actually was either a lark by a bunch of lackadaisical students....or worse yet, the same kind of insane do-gooder crap that resulted in the post turtle occupying the White Hut right now. It could even be something else, but lacking a photo of the runner-up......


20 posted on 10/22/2012 6:14:11 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: RoosterRedux
She must have a great personality!

And so maybe she does. As a former “fat” girl, I find it sort of refreshing. Who is to say that bulimic or anorexic blonde girls with big boobs and vacant heads get to have all the fun.

21 posted on 10/22/2012 6:15:35 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: SoFloFreeper
My alma mater (Wisconsin State College, River Falls; now part of the UW system) in lily-white northern Wisconsin (we were just beginning then to get students from St. Paul/Minneapolis, only 30 miles away) elected its first black homecoming queen 50 years ago (class of '63).
22 posted on 10/22/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT by FairWitness (Everything is easy, once you've done it once)
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To: Zakeet

Bad choice of homecoming dress. When her arms and shoulders are covered, she is very presentable.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 6:20:24 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

20,000 students, more or less, and fewer than 3,000 voted.

Best wishes to Ms. Pearson. I hope she has a nice time being Homecoming Queen.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 6:28:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("You know I'm always there for you," he told her, as he hurried out the door.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; baddog 219

I was raised just 25 miles from Ole Miss, back in the 60’s. I remember the long lines of National Guard (’Army men’ to an 8 year old) vehicles headed down the road to Oxford, to protect James Meredith.......


25 posted on 10/22/2012 6:30:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll bet every time she turned around in the classroom she erased the blackboard.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 6:32:44 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: MD Expat in PA
Who is to say that bulimic or anorexic blonde girls with big boobs and vacant heads get to have all the fun.

Well, they don't. I'm partial to redheads myself. And I LIKE A LITTLE MEAT ON THE BONES.....................

27 posted on 10/22/2012 6:33:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Quality, make room for quantity.

They wanted the maximum return on investment, measured in poundage.


28 posted on 10/22/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: FReepers
Shame on you posters for the nasty comments about this young woman. You are the reason that conservatives have a bad reputation. You are focused on nothing but trivial and superficial. You have NO idea who this young woman really is.

Being Excorted by her proud father, Commander Kerri Pearson

29 posted on 10/22/2012 6:34:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Amen!


30 posted on 10/22/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: DJ MacWoW

I prefer thin women. Not my type of women, especially when I was in college. I believe weight like that exhibits a lack of self control.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 6:36:45 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: RochesterNYconservative

You haven’t made any incredibly rude comments about her either.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Red Badger
And I LIKE A LITTLE MEAT ON THE BONES.....................

Then this choice of homecoming queen should be quite to your satisfaction...lol

33 posted on 10/22/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: PapaBear3625

Here's the defeated runner-up, Ashleigh Davis.
I think the AA student body just wanted to give the finger to Ole Miss.

Ashleigh Davis - 2012 Homecoming Queen Runner-up


34 posted on 10/22/2012 6:39:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: PapaBear3625

The pic didn’t come up.

Your theory is likely true. It reminds me of an episode in “Steve Canyon” where his niece Poteet is a coed at Maumee University and the big woman on campus is defeated for homecoming queen by an unknown named Latte LaVaca. On prom night the winner turns out to be a cow, part of a huge practical joke. The name Latte LaVaca means “milk the cow”.

But as they say, “truth is always stranger than fiction”.


35 posted on 10/22/2012 6:41:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: DJ MacWoW
Shame on you posters for the nasty comments about this young woman. You are the reason that conservatives have a bad reputation. You are focused on nothing but trivial and superficial. You have NO idea who this young woman really is.

She was elected Homecoming Queen for the same reasons Barack Obama was elected President.


36 posted on 10/22/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: elcid1970

Posting difficulties here, but here’s the link.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1962/0924_large.jpg


37 posted on 10/22/2012 6:45:43 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: DJ MacWoW

>You are focused on nothing but trivial and superficial. You have NO idea who this young woman really is.<

Amen, DJ! Of course, I simply looked at her, but my first thought was to smile back at a beautiful young lady who has SUCH a kind, genuine smile.

There’s more to life than size 2, thank heavens.


38 posted on 10/22/2012 6:47:08 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Zakeet

Definitely like her in her regular clothes (left pic) better. She looks about as uncomfortable in the gown as just about every other young lady does. Pretty young woman.


39 posted on 10/22/2012 6:48:47 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm sorry but .......... What was the criteria for winning; total mass quantity?
40 posted on 10/22/2012 6:48:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Iron Munro
That's your opinion and not a fact.

There is no reason for the nasty comments on this thread. They reinforce all the low opinions of conservatives.

41 posted on 10/22/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Darnright

You bet! Her father looked so very proud!


42 posted on 10/22/2012 6:50:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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43 posted on 10/22/2012 6:50:45 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: dforest

Hey come on now. Home Coming Queen contest is just a first step toward Miss America.


44 posted on 10/22/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow, a lot of douchey comments here. Did it occur to anyone that while yea, she is rather large, she could be well loved and popular and that is why she won? I know a couple of rather large women whose personalities are so attractive and so loved, if by a popular vote, they could probably win Ms. America. Anyway, homecoming isn’t a beauty contest, it is choosing someone to represent that class, and that usually means the most popular, outgoing person.


45 posted on 10/22/2012 6:52:30 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tax-chick

The proud dad! How cool this came on the 50th anniversary of racist democrats finally being forced to admit people of color to the school. What a great girl. If you get a chance, watch her interview: She knows her football and does in fact have a great personality.

46 posted on 10/22/2012 6:54:57 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: mnehring

This is a Homecoming Queen competition (looks usually come into play), not a popularity or oratory contest. I am okay with a black woman winning...but damn, chose one that looks like Halle Berry or Stacey Dash.


47 posted on 10/22/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: mosaicwolf

At first I had to look and make sure thery weren’t talking about Big Miss. LOL

By the way. I am sure she is a sweet gal. She just isn’t in the mold of the skinny Homecoming Queen we have been used to seeing.


48 posted on 10/22/2012 6:57:07 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SoFloFreeper

bump


49 posted on 10/22/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW; MD Expat in PA; Red Badger

The comments re a woman’s physical appearance are getting worse here by the day.


50 posted on 10/22/2012 6:58:10 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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