She continued: “I unequivocally regret, condemn and reject white supremacy. At the same time, I acknowledge that, because of my race and privileges, I am the beneficiary of a system that has distributed unequal justice and rewards. “

At the time of the excitement last week about Ellie’s participation in the ball, the Veiled Prophet Organization told E! News as part of a statement: “The VP Organization is committed to civic advancement, economic contributions and charitable causes in St. Louis. Our organization believes in and promotes inclusion, diversity and equality for this region. We absolutely and still have against racism never entered into a partnership. ” or are affiliated with an organization that represents these beliefs. “

Click here to read E! S full coverage of the controversy over the group’s history and Ellie’s participation in the pageant.