Shields, 21, beat the competition's 51 other contestants to win the title, succeeding the outgoing Miss America Betty Cantrell.
Shields took home the crown with a jazz routine during the talent portion, which won her the preliminary talent competition earlier in the week.
As the men were not used to the extremely hot climate they misinterpreted the women's lack of clothing for vulgarity.
Similarly, black men were known for having a specific lust for white women.
However, not everyone agrees that this should be classified as racism, some argue that distinguishing among partners on the basis of perceived race is not racism at all but a justifiable personal preference.
The origins of sexual racism can be explained by looking at its history, especially in the US, where the abolition of slavery and the Reconstruction Era had significant impacts on interracial mixing.
Additionally, the white Democrats were not pleased with the outcome and felt a sense of inadequacy among white men.“I want to hopefully work in a museum and teach at a collegiate level,” she said about her plans for the future.Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt was the night's first runner-up.The Reconstruction Era following the Civil War started to disassemble traditional aspects of Southern society.The Southerners who were used to being dominant were now no longer legally allowed to run their farms using slavery.