From TOIwhy why why
In a first, Indian-origin girl is crowned Miss America, but hit by
Dubbed Arab', Miss Terrorist'
Chidanand Rajghatta TNN
The tiara had barely been placed on her head and the customary tears of joy had
just emerged when racist taunts erupted on social media, marring the moment of
triumph for Nina Davuluri, the first-ever Miss America of Indian origin.
Arab wins Miss America. Classic," tweeted @Granvil_Colt minutes after the usual
final flourish ended in the crowning of the Indian-American, who is the current
Miss New York. "Ummm W*F? Have we forgotten 9/11?" said @anthonytkr, associating
Nina with the terrorist attack on the US. Some called her Miss al Qaida and
others dubbed her Miss Terrorist. "How the f*** does a foreigner win
miss America? She is a Arab!" followed up @jakeamick5.
for the record, is very much American but of Indian origin, just as sundry
racist tweeple are of European and Caucasian extract. Daughter of immigrants from
Vijayawada in AP, she was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Oklahoma
But in a
flaming demonstration that an egalitarian, non-discriminatory US, like with
India, is a work in progress, bigotry and
bias kept popping up on social media for hours after the event.
America? You mean Miss 7-11," sneered another racist, referring to the
widespread ownership and management of convenience stores by people of
Indian-origin. "Miss America is brought by their sponsors PF Changs and 7-11,"
another matter that the Davuluris fit the Indian-American profile of what the US
Census says is the academically most-accomplished and highest-earning ethnic
group, "native" white Americans included. Nina's father Davuluri Koteshwara
Choudhary, who migrated to the US in 1981, is a gynaecologist; Nina, whose
mother is also a doctor, has a degree in Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science
from the University of Michigan and aspires to be a cardiologist, a goal for
which she pledged the $50,000 prize money she won with her crown.
@Granvil_Colt: And the Arab wins America. Classic.
@jakeamic5: How the f***
does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab?#idiots
@LrVanVoo6741: Miss Arab
wins Miss America and the score of the Seattle/SanFran game is 5-0 at the half?
What is life?
@JAyres15: I swear I'm not
racist but this is America
@NateBerard: Asian or
indian are you kiddin this is america omg
@LukeBrasili: 9/11 was 4
days ago and she gets miss America?
Edited by chalhov - 17 September 2013 at 12:24am