1993 Miss USA Kenya Moore says:
“What the crown stands for is a woman who holds a certain moral standard, who is an inspiration to young girls, who is a role model. Why give her this chance at this stage? Perhaps let her build her life and redeem herself on her own."
The fact that Vanessa Williams was dethroned as Miss America 1984 and that the current Miss USA runner up is an African-American, Miss California Tamiko Nash, Moore doesn’t dance around the racial connotations the decision may have.
"It’s unfortunate because we still live in America. We still live in a racially [divided] climate, she said. “When Vanessa [Williams] went through certain things in her life and it was found out during her reign, she was dealt a very severe hand. So now you have this blonde, blue-eyed girl who has done, a very scandalous, even illegal thing, yet she gets a slap on the wrist. I’m all for somebody being given a second chance, no one is perfect. But why is it you can’t be a good role model for 365 days? And if you don’t draw the line at illegal activity, where do you draw the line?”
Ignorance: Damn! Look at Kenya's ass!