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Indian Miss America resonates as symbol of change

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Maudine nailed it, I was also appalled by the ignorant tweets that went out after the pageant about her race, the really sad part is the racists couldn't even Identify her as actual heritage and made tailiban and middle eastern jokes.

    Not too surprising really.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    @ Frank and Cats: Really? Because the winner was not traditional European in looks there had to be a liberal agenda to her win?

    Your comments indicate an extreme level of ethnocentricity - the idea that because of her ethnicity, she could not possibly be deserving of the win on merits alone.

    She won because she deserved to win. That's all.

    And the fact that you have to try so hard to explain it, speaks very poorly of you.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    I saw the end of the pageant. I thought the questions were dumb and the answers were unimpressive. I think if she truly was the best candidate, then it is right for her to win.

    I hope she wasn't chosen due to political correctness which is what I suspect might be the case. The Miss America Pageant is trying so hard to regenerate itself and be relevant again, that I suspect it is pushing diversity out of the need to be accepted.

    These women should win because they are the best candidate and not because they fill a profile to generate attention for the pageant and be politically correct. I hope that wasn't the case.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    They've chosen a beautiful woman. Smart, talented and motivated, too. She is destined for a great career.

  • FrankSegesman ,
    Sept. 17, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Does anyone remember when this contest was to choose a beautiful woman and not a liberal political agenda contest? It is as worthless now as the Nobel Peace Prize...