Miss USA Cheslie Kryst & Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Reflect on Juneteenth and Black Lives Matter

On Friday, June 19, many stars acknowledged Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the U.S. in 1865.

“Extra’s” Cheslie Kryst, who is the current Miss USA titleholder, and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi sat down with Billy Bush to discuss the holiday and Black Lives Matter.

Cheslie explained, “We should be recognizing this time and this moment, but we also need to recognize and remember we have a long way to go.”

As for those people who thought things were going great, Cheslie said, “Welcome to the Great Awakening.” She elaborated, “I think this has been a time when a lot of people didn’t understand what was going on beneath the surface, didn’t understand what subtle racism was, microaggression was, and what Black people were actually going through on a large scale.”

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