CultureWednesday 10.13.21

Miss America’s Racist Past

The storied Miss America pageant turned 100 this year. The iconic institution crowned many women who ended up later breaking glass ceilings throughout American society. But the pageant was not without its controversy, including the judgment of women based on their appearance. Is Miss America still relevant? Amy Argetsinger, staff writer for the Washington Post Style section and author of "There She Was: The Secret History of Miss America", joins The Recount Daily Pod to dig into it.

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