There’s so much focus on race in America that the weirdest thing happened. A beauty pageant was held in South Africa; where those who are knowledgeable enough to remember apartheid and its effect on South Africa. A white woman, Berenice Craddock, won “Mother Africa” one of many titles given, yet a Black woman won the pageant.
Needless to say, Black people on social media are going nuts.
Some are seeing the newspaper articles and social media posts about Craddock and are confused. Too many seem unaware that South Africa is full of non-native cultures at this point. People are so caught up in the title given to Craddock that they don’t even realize she didn’t win, it’s just a minor title.
The overall Mrs. Africa 2017 title went to Kedidimetse Tswai from Pretoria. She had the highest score in the pageant. She also won the Mrs. Africa Globe title.
— Kedidimetse Tswai (@TswaiKt) January 5, 2017
Kedidimetse is a married mother of two. She is a very active model and humanitarian. Her facebook page is full of her accomplishments in her life and career. Follow her on Twitter.
I guess one good thing about Craddock getting more attention is that it can bring attention to her cause, Dignity Dream packages. These colorful pages each contain feminine hygiene products that many girls and women can’t afford. It is a known fact that many teen girls in Africa can’t go to school during their menstrual cycle due to inadequate sanitary help. To help these young girls you can donate directly to the Dignity Dreams foundation.
“The Mrs. Africa Pageant week for me was a very exciting, character-building time where I got to establish friendships with other finalists from various African countries and got to hear the various challenges each country and their women have to face on a daily basis,” Craddock said after her crowning.
Though not a very active and engaged following, Berenice Craddock is on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Follow the Mrs. Africa Pageant online, they’re already gearing up for the 2018 pageant.
I find it hilarious that so many people are misled by the media and have been trained to not read, think and research for themselves. Yes, Berenice Craddock won a minor title in a pageant she competed in but why aren’t more people talking about the gorgeous, talented, Kedidimetse Tswai, who actually won the pageant. Oh yea, we only read headlines these days and believe what we’re told.
Even if Craddock had won the overall competition, if she is a native African or a resident of South Africa, what’s the problem?