Beauty Pageant or Racism Platform?

A new Miss America for 2013. Should have been another headline to skim through. But the abolutely ludicrous reaction of some people stopped me in my track. I learnt a few new things today according to a few Americans’ perspective;

1. All American citizens aren’t considered Americans even if you are born and raised there, pay taxes, contribute to society etc etc. There is apparently a clause not mentioned in the Constitution, in any of their laws etc about how you must have tatoos, love to hunt and have a drawl to be considered a true American.

2. All brown people are Arabs or Egyptian and are responsible for the 9/11.

3. It is because Obama is African American that such attrocities, like a woman of Indian origin winning Miss America, could dare happen.

I am not even sure how to respond to the stupidity of some of the comments of some people that I have come across. In an age where global unity seems to be the need of the hour, it astounds me how some people go out of their way to create divide and think that it is completely justified. Black, white, brown….why is the colour of our skins the deciding factor of where we belong? Why is religion a deciding factor? Is that all I am? An Indian and a Hindu? What about the rest of me that truly make me the person I am? Is that all unimportant?

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1 Comment

  1. Honestly, this is not super shocking. These are the same people who think Obama is Muslim, paint a Hitler moustache on him, and demand that he produce a birth certificate. In other words, ignorant people with a very limited worldview. I am fortunate that I live in one of the most liberal parts of the US. I’ve never felt discriminated against. But yes, I saw it when I lived in Florida. Just like all the negativity that came with Obama’s election, at least we shouldn’t overlook the fact that at least this happened!


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