Miss America Pageant


Indian-American Nina Davuluri’s win at the 2014 Miss America Pageant triggered a racial backlash on social media. #MissAmerica


There’s way too many people like this in the world who have a very narrow minded way of looking at things.:frowning:


indians are cool and all, but wouldn’t hit

didn’t see any sort of issue when i watched this, but her dance was kinda funny


I understand she is native to central NY’s Mohawk Valley.
The last Miss Syracuse to be named Miss America, Vanessa Williams '83, was stripped of her title for err…um…err stripping in a penthouse;)


You’re nuts if you’re a single guy and wouldn’t hit.


I imagine the pootang looks like roast beef and smells like curry

It’s all just a mental hurdle


There is no hurdle. You’re just mental.


i was directing it at indians in general

if preconcieved notions were to be challenged, she’d certainly be in contention


I feel you on this. There’s an exception to every rule though


I still cant fathom why this is even an issue. She’s from here, yes? Or at least naturalized? Is the issue because shes not a blonde or brunette barbie doll?

I dont see color, so this just perplexes me.

[sniffs own fart]


Based on a quick skim of the official pictures on the website:

OK=FL>SC=AZ>>Everyone else.


The mental hurdle might just be coming to grips with the fact that you aren’t into women as much you thought


Wait, there are “men” who watched this?


a bunch of us had money on it


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