Syracuse-born Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, is the first woman of Indian decent to win the Miss America crown. And because a lot of Americans are just plain stupid, ignorant morans (yes, I know it’s spelled moron; I am referencing the internet meme), who think Africa is a country and people with brown skin are Arabs (or here in California, “Mexicans”) there has been a twitter-shart of comments like:
How the f–k does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots
She’s of Indian decent. From Fayetteville. Which is in New York.
If you’re #MissAmerica you should have to be American
Mmm, she was born in Syracuse, not Syria. Which is in New York. Which is a state. In America. And last year’s Miss America, who is white, is also from New York.
I’m not a racist. She is representing America doing an Indonesian dance. If it was a Miss Universe pageant it would have been cool.
Indonesia is not India. And America has citizens whose families immigrated here from every country in the world. And if you preface something with
I’m not a racist
odds are the next thing out of your mouth will be a racist comment.