Thursday, 19 September 2013

Miss America Victory Marred by Racist Slurs

On Sunday evening, 24-year-old Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America, making her the first Indian American to hold the title. Moments later, the racists rushed to Twitter. What followed was a rather appalling display of ignorance and hate, from comments linking her to terrorism, to references about convenience stores, and cries that Miss America should be more “American.”

But Davuluri has graciously dismissed the haters: “I have to rise above that,” she said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.” READ MORE

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