In America, a country less than 300 years old and therefore comprised only of people who have immigrated to it (minus Native Americans), many people are now outraged because a girl whose family immigrated here has been crowned Miss America.
There has been some deeply disturbing commentary from the ignoramuses of ‘Merica thanks to social media.
Screenshot Photo Credit above: BuzzFeed.com
Nina Davuluri, who grew up in New York and went to college in Michigan – is of Indian descent (Hint: That’s not Arab, and who cares if she were Arab anyway?)
Have these people ever seen a map?
Her country of origin is over 88% Hindu – which has nothing to do with Islam or being Muslim.
Someone should interview the people who are outraged and find out where their family is from – and then tell them they are not American, and see what their reaction is.
The only thing worse than bigoted racists, are clueless bigoted racists. Misplaced racism is even more ignorant than racism in the first place.
The very thing that makes this country what it is, is that it is diverse and well-rounded. We house members of almost every nationality, ethnicity, and background across the world.
Some people even went as far as to be outraged that Nina was crowned Miss America four days after the anniversary of 9/11. Can someone explain to me what the connection is there?
On a more positive note, Nina plans to use her $50,000 prize money to attend medical school to become a doctor.
Her father, who came to the US from India 30 years ago, is also a physician.
Here’s some simple math – Nina is less than 30 years old – therefore she was born in the US, and therefore she is AMERICAN.
Nina, those of us who understand simple concepts and reality are standing behind you in congratulations. You deserve the crown, wear it proudly.
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