As recently reported, the former Miss America, Ericka Dunlap is accusing a beauty pageant organization producer a racist after the latter allegedly moved her from a prime seat during a beauty competition last weekend due to her black color.
Incidentally, Dunlap is the first ever black American woman to win Miss Florida in 2003.
In a statement released by Dunlap, she claimed that she was sitting on the aisle during the pageant when a producer came to her and forced her to move out from her seat because that seat belongs to the producer according to reports.
Subsequently, Dunlap refused to move because of the producer’s tone. She further claimed that if she were any other Miss America, she would have never been spoken to like that. But unfortunately, she is the only black one who comes back, Dunlap added.
Moreover, Dunlap complained that an assistant producer eventually came over and helped the first producer to physically move her from the seat and relocated her.
On the other hand, a spokesperson from the Miss America organization denied Dunlaps allegations and called her story as nonsense. The representative claimed to media sources that the former beauty queen was unhappy with her seat that is why she chose to move to a camera blocked seat that was usually reserved for the contestants’ parents. Dunlap was subsequently offered a better seat but she refused the same.
So far, media sources claimed that Dunlap doesn’t have any plan to sue the producer or its production company but she is still waiting for them to apologize for the way they treated her.
Racial discrimination is one of the most common disputes in the United States. Unfortunately, despite the social changes, similar discrimination cases continue to occur as years go by, said by a Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyer.