Miss USA Deshauna Barber: ‘Beauty comes in all shades’

3 Jul

MSNBC.com – This past weekend, newly crowned Miss USA Deshauna Barber became an overnight sensation due in large part to a single answer she delivered during the competition, but that wasn’t the only way that she has and will continue to make an impact.

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When asked during the pageant whether integrating women into combat roles “put political correctness over our military’s ability to perform,” the 26-year-old Army reservist said, “We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I’m powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States.” The comment drew rapturous applause, boosted her to victory and won her fans across the country. With her unconventional background and non-traditional looks, Barber inspired response from women of color, particularly darker-hued African-Americans, that surprised even her. Read the full article here.

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