Times have certainly changed! First America elects a half black man as president of the United States, and now a black woman has been chosen Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi!

“I am still in shock, but I am definitely very excited,” said Courtney Pearson, a 21 yr. old senior English secondary education major. Ole Miss has a long history of racism on its storied campus, where students still proudly affix confederate flag stickers to their bumpers.

2 years ago riots erupted on the Ole Miss campus “over student led actions to remove traditions associated with the Confederacy and segregation (source).”

But racism was not a factor in Pearson’s decision to run for homecoming queen. “It couldn’t have come at a better time. Ole Miss, get ready. We just changed the face,” said Pearson.

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