Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Faces Nasty Racist Comments

Racism hits Miss America over Twitter

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There is a mantra, being beautiful isn’t easy. Nina Davuluri is beautiful and now holding one of the country’s most popular crowns. A waterfall of midnight hair, dark exotic eyes and dusky skin is her image. Grace, beauty, and confidence her delivery. Being labeled as the first Indian-American to win Miss America was prompted over her traits and her talents. When ethnicity is mentioned, racists stemmed from the rotted woodwork to deliver nasty comments about the young beauty.

Plus, Nina rocks some pretty amazing shoes
Plus, Nina rocks some pretty amazing shoes

Quick Facts

Winning the Miss America title alludes many she will be labeled as a number one search around the country and possibly the globe. A simple search on Google may alert naysayers of a few things:

  1. Davuluri isn’t an Arab, even if she were is this necessary? No. (creating insults on a self-creation of hate shows a greater level of ignorance).
  2. Miss America was born in Syracuse. Not in India, Pakistan or Iraq. She is as American as any other natural born citizen on this soil.
  3. Never insult what you may need. Not only is she beautiful and can rock a bikini, Davuluri is looking to complete med school to become a physician. Her major? Brain behavior and cognitive science.
  4. Like most young women, she suffered with image issues including bulimia. Her story resounds with millions of young girls in America.

Turning a beauty contest into a reason to deliver nasty messages is crude, unAmerican and shows how negative self-hate can truly be. Ever the classy Miss America, Davuluri raises her chin past the comments and states she has and always will see herself as an American “foremost.”

Celebrate Feminine Prowess

Personally, there were two ladies who marked Miss America with power, confidence and the ability to rise above controversy. That was the winner Miss America Nina Davuluri and Miss Kansas Theresa Vail. Vail marked talent, tattoos and tact. She is a beautiful and strong woman. Both of these gorgeous women brought their own level of awareness to this country. They should be celebrated, not used for personal grudges of anger, hate and ugliness. Miss America should bring together women from sea to shining sea. Empowering the ability of confidence, the feminine inner lioness and demanding respect from their word.

The Smaller Noise Creates the Mightier Wave

This morning showed how the smaller group of ignorant racists shouting from their mini soapbox can mar the win and even take control of the media. So, what were some of these nasty comments? Below are some of the disturbing comments:

  • DallasRobinson8 took to Twitter to call Davuluri an “ARAB” and stated she was mad about an ARAB winning an American competition.
  • Jakeamick5 hit Twitter as well and called Davuluri a foreigner and joined Dallas above on calling the Syracuse born brainiac an Arab.
  • Other comments continually hit Twitter to call Davuluri an Arab, referencing her to 9/11, one cruel comment called her “Miss 7/11” and additional hate-filled comments filled the social media giant.

One area most can agree with is when Jakeamick5 used the hashtag #idiots. Yes, there seemed to be a plethora on Twitter last night. Have a disagreement with who won, that’s natural. Have an intelligent debate or a catty one. Sure mock how someone’s bikini was not cute, or how annoying the responses were. These are natural levels of criticism throughout a competition, especially one on a national stage.

At the end Nina was just a beautiful woman celebrating her win.
At the end Nina was just a beautiful woman celebrating her win.

Miss America Nina Davuluri

The new Miss America was crowned and her name is Nina Davuluri. She is beautiful, intelligent and talented. She was born in Syracuse, has a winning smile and her most controversial moment was being overheard for calling another contestant fat. Make judgements on her walk, her talent, her bikini or her responses. To take to Twitter to deliver nasty racist comments is crude, disgusting and utterly unnecessary. It shows a level of mass ignorance and continues to stigmatize this country backwards. See Miss America for what it is: A group of beautiful women aiming to win, don’t draw ethnicity into it. See beyond hate to embrace the beauty.

 

 

 

Angelina Bouc
Op-Ed written by an Latina-American 

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4 Responses to "Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Faces Nasty Racist Comments"

  1. Daedalus   September 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    7/11 is the name of a convenience store in America. Immigrants often run these stores and may even own the franchise. It has nothing to do with 9/11. It’s a snide remark about immigrants.

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  2. Cap   September 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    The klan used to hide behind sheets, they now hide behind twitter. Still just as cowardly

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  3. AS   September 17, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Wwhen I heard the news, the one of my first thoughts was that Nina would not be considered beautiful by Indian standards given her dark skin and less than exotic features. However, in the West where people spend a fortune on tanning machines and lotions and love to bask in the sun, her dark skin actually worked to her advantage. It seems Nina is single – an American man may see something attractive in her but she would not stand out in front of the eyes of most Indian men. It’s great that she is changing the definition of beauty held by Indians as it gives dark skinned Indian woman hope.

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  4. bluelighting   September 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    This ugly incident does not shock or surprise me.
    Unfortunately racism is American as apple pie.

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