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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Miss America Apparently Not 'Merica Enough

Before I begin this rant, let me say that I am proud to be an American. I truly believe this country has the potential to be a figurehead and an example to societies around the globe.

Now, time to vent...

First, let me introduce you to Nina Davuluri, the 2013 Miss America winner:

Gorgeous right? Nina also has the honor of being the FIRST Indian-American to be crowned Miss America. A great day for racial equality and social progress, right? NOPE! While we as a country should have been sitting back thinking of how much progress we've made socially, more than a few people took to social media to prove that there are plenty of Americans who are about as forward thinking as a brick. 

Here are a few of the THOUSANDS of ignorant things posted on Twitter:

"9/11 was 4 days ago, and she gets Miss America?"

"More like 'Miss Terrorist'."

"Congratulations Al-Qaeda. Our Miss America is one of you."

And one moron even commented that Obama must be happy because "another Arab" won Miss America. I'm not sure what is more embarrassing: the fact that apparently if you're not a fat, stupid, white person you don't look "American enough" or that there are that many people who don't know that India is not in the Middle East or that all Arabs aren't Al-Qaeda.

I never gave a crap about Miss America until now. Now, I'm proud of our new Miss America. Not because she won, but because I HOPE she represents a more open minded future for our country. Otherwise, the ignorant racist morons win and NOBODY wants that.


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