She was crowned winner of a college black beauty pageant only to be told she wasn't black enough
University of Texas senior Rachel Malonson has never questioned her blackness, but many people have. She grew up biracial and has often had to explain her identity to people who labeled her latina or confuse her with other races. When she was crowned Miss Black University on her campus, she finally thought she had gained the acceptance she had long sought. But that wasn’t the case.