17-year-old Alverno High School student Rosalind Schoen wowed the judges
Once again, comparing this to the racism against blacks is instructive. Would the parade accept a candidate named Ooga Booga from Chattanooga who performed an African mating ritual? I doubt it. Then why did they accept this mockery of Indians?
For more on the subject of faux Indians in parades, see Half-Naked "Chief" in Mass. Parade.