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Is Miss. America pageant only for white Americans?


When an Indian American wins the spelling bee, nobody minds but when an Indian American wins Miss. America, people make racist comments! Why?

 

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    William Grant (swordsbane) 3 years ago

    None of those were her particular ethnicity. She's too close to being a Muslim. No... that doesn't make sense... but racism never really does.


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    RealityTalk 3 years ago

    I agree with everything said. Maybe it's time to recognize that some people just don't like people not like themselves. My wife is Jewish & we have had trash thrown at our house just because she is Jewish. It's not a perfect world.


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    Nathan Bernardo (NateB11) 3 years ago

    Exacly, junkseller. Well said.


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    Rosie writes 3 years ago

    The people who made the racist comments do not represent Americans as a whole. There are millions of Americans who did not make those comments and do not feel the way those few who made the comments do.

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    CalebSparks 3 years ago

    Lois, the people I hear and come in contact with are upset and alarmed by Obama's blatantly socialist POLICIES, not his skin color. Isn't it time for everyone to retire that silly argument?


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    William Grant (swordsbane) 3 years ago

    It's not your garden-variety racism, that's for sure... but it's racism all right. It doesn't get anymore racist than that. This particular kind is generated by fear of Muslims. Being Indian and Hindu is too close to Arabic and Muslim for some.


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    Nathan Bernardo (NateB11) 3 years ago

    Always love your articulate and poetic responses. All very true.

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    William Grant (swordsbane) 3 years ago

    It's not really "ALL that hate and racism". It"s just that the media is sucking down everything that comes off of Twitter these days. There will always be jerks. ALWAYS.

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    CalebSparks 3 years ago

    Question, Mark---for what have we been dependent on diversity and how has it made us strong? I find that America was strong in the past because of the solid principles that at one time united us.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Vanessa Williams caught HELL as the FIRST non-Caucasian, Black Miss America..She got it from both Caucasians & Blacks.She was NOT considered Black enough & considered an affront to the pageant.Because of a youthful fiasco, she was unjustly de

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    Cool point - and it is really wrong to call it "America" No Canadians, No Mexicans and they even leave out the "North Part" America is not a country never has been and never will be. Now some states got together.......

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    Borsia 3 years ago

    There is a color caste system in virtually every society in the world, among every race, and in 90+% lighter is considered to be better.

    I'm not saying it is a good thing only that it is a fact.

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    Robert Allen Johnson (johnsonrallen) 3 years ago

    Wow. You're pretty much spot on here, in my opinion.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    Isn't that the truth? I've never understood that either, just never made sense to me. In this vast universe we inhabit, skin color is what we harp on. sigh.


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    RealityTalk 3 years ago

    I agree both that beauty is in the eye of the beholder & it does not stop with one race. There are beautiful women of all race, color, shape, size & age. My wife is the most beautiful woman in the world to me.


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    Cut The Bullshit (Ranzi) 3 years ago

    Yes very true, I could't agree more


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