First black Miss Israel talks about racism

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Monday, 24 February 2014 | 2419 Total Views


22 year old Yityish "Titi" Aynaw won the Miss Israel contest last year making her the first black Miss Israel. 

The Ethiopian Jew who moved to Israel at age 12 through one of the many programs that facilitated thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, opened up on her career recently in the US and also spoke about racism.

“I’m not ashamed to say that there is racism in Israel; it’s a problem, but it’s a problem that Israel is working on and it’s something that Israel is trying to fix and it’s actually improving,” she told the publication. “I don’t feel the racism, me, exactly. But my family feels it sometimes.”