@ Bob A Bohey:You seem to be displaying the same bigotry you claim
to despise. Religious bigotry is every bit as bad as race or national origin
bigotry. You do not get to pick and choose tolerance. This is
something the left has conveniently forgot..
Wow .. lots of dumb,stupid & yes ignorant comments - who really in the
long-run cares about this.
Ms. Davuluri was born in Syracuse, New York. She was raised primarily in
Oklahoma and Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan. She now lives in
St. Joseph, Michigan. By some standards that makes her more American than Mitt
Romney, since she has not spent 2+ years abroad all at once.The
article does not make all of this quite as clear as maybe it should. However I
believe the article mentions she was born in New York. I am sickened
by the anti-immigration rhetoric of some of the responses. Actually, if you want
to talk about someone who was questionable as Miss America lets talk about
Sharlene Wells. She was born in Paraguay, and primarily raised in South America.
She had lived very little of her life in the US before becoming Miss America.
We need to abolish this ridiculous event once and for all.
@ NewYorkRose: Nina Davuluri is American - she is every bit as American as you
I don't understand. Is she "Miss Diversity" or "Miss
Politically Correct America"?I thought Miss America should be
for Americans? Why doesn't Nina Davuluri compete in Miss Universe?
I didn't agree with their decision, or the questions. I thought the
questions were chosen to help some, and hurt others.
When places are called "Indian Reservations" is it fair to yell
"ignorance" at people who assume that is the meaning of Indian. People
are too quick to yell ignorance at others.
Actually, considering that "Indian Country Today" is still a Native
American publication, and lots of other things, my general impression is that
lots of people still use "Indian" when they mean "Native
American". With the growing number of Indians from India and their
descendantrs in the US, this may be finally about to change, but there are still
lots of people who use the old terminology.
Folks should very careful not to paint with a wide brush. I bet there were not
but a handful of crazy commenters so even addressing them briefly is - in a way
- going too far. But I notice that the leftist like to focus in on whack-job
commenters and therefore, by implication, suggest that there are legions of
lunatics out there who think that way. As a conservative Tea Party sympathizer
who has s strong views on many subjects near and dear to Democrats and
socialists, racism is not one of them. In fact as I tour many conservative
website, I never see racism expressed - ever. Even when it concerns immigration
reform which I support whole heartedly. (We need Mexicans and others to pay our
social security so lets get them and train them to make a good living so they
can pay high taxes too.)
Being of indian decent and growing up in Utah, I can't tell you how may
times that I told people I was "Indian" the next question out of their
mouth was "Oh how nice, what tribe?"I know that offense was
not intended but it does speak of ignorance and lack of education.
Native American LOL, how grand. No panamadesnews she's of Indian decent...
as in from INDIA not Indiana No one calls Native Americans "Indians"
anymore... that I'm aware of.
panamadesnews, do you glory in advertising your ignorance? She is Indian as in
ethnic heritage being from the subcontinent of India, not Indian as in Native
American/First Nations.... smh
@ JayTee: That would depend on why the blue-eyed blonde had won. All reports indicate the blue-eyed blonde that people are most upset about not
winning is Miss Kansas - who apparently did not do very well during the talent
portion because projectiles are not allowed so she sang instead of demonstrating
bow shooting. If, in spite of learning opera from YouTube in an extremely short
time period and not performing it very well, she had won, than it may be that
diversity was suffering. Although, considering her tattoos, who knows....The racism is not about who won or lost, but the reaction towards the
winner. And I'm willing to bet if Miss Kansas won with her tattoos, there
would be people upset about that as well.@ panamadesnews: Indian as
in from India - not Indian as in Native American.
@panamadesnews: 1. Miss America is not a Native America. 2. How can you possibly
know my perception is incorrect?
@Bob A. Bohey:Your perception is not correct. Profiling is not
American, and never was. I know (and know of) thousands, if not millions, of
people who feel their religious freedom is under attack, but are not racist.
They abhor those who are truly racist, as do I.
Being that she is Native American, she is MORE American than those of us who
descended from European immigrants. Her forefathers were here when Columbus
arrived. She is very pretty, and intelligent as well. Great choice for Miss
America - one of the best ever.
So is the conclusion along the lines that if a blue-eyed blond had won, then
racism would have prevailed over diversity?
I was amazed to learn the winner only gets $50k toward college...might as well
train and win American Ninja Warrior, you'd get more money!
Sigh, my perception is that the same kind of people who tweeted the racist
comments are the same kind of people crying that their religious freedom is
There was some pretty incredible stuff posted about her right after the win.
It's sad to think we're that stupid and reactionary.