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Why Miss America could never have been Miss India
American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig

Posted on 09/17/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There have been many ugly tweets and other nasty comments about the new Miss America, Syracuse, NY born and aspiring cardiologist Nina Davuluri. The former Miss New York is of Indian descent; many of the negative commenters thought she was Arab and/or Muslim. Not so incidentally there were also many positive tweets and comments.

Paradoxically, according to Malika Rao writing in The Huffington Post, Davuluri would never have won a similar pageant in her parents' native India because she was too...dark. Yes, even in India, skin color is important--the lighter the better.

But there was an unfortunate irony to the win, noted mostly by Indian and Indian-American writers. Davuluri is dark-skinned. In India, where skin color is a national obsession, you likely wouldn't see someone of her complexion in a pageant, much less winning one.

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Writing at FirstPost, Lakshmi Chaudhury quipped that Indians prefer their beauty queens "vanilla, preferably accessorised with blue contact lenses."

And to get that vanilla shade, beauty contestants in India, and apparently other women, take some drastic steps. In a previous Miss India contest Every contestant was "taking some sort of medication to alter her skin, particularly in colour" according to the embedded writer, Susan Runkle. Indeed, the winner that year, Sonali Nagrani, looks more European than Indian.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; india; indianamericans; missamerica; pageant
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1 posted on 09/17/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
MISS AMERICA 2013: NINA DAVULURI


2 posted on 09/17/2013 7:01:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t Affirmative Action wonderful?

Pray for America to Wake Up


3 posted on 09/17/2013 7:02:34 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: SeekAndFind

She also showed too much skin for an Indian competition. They are a very conservative country when it comes to that.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 7:03:12 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rules !

We have them for a reason !    d;^)



             

NOT guilty !

5 posted on 09/17/2013 7:04:27 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

             

6 posted on 09/17/2013 7:05:20 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: jdsteel
TALENT SHOW: A BOLLYWOOD DANCE

7 posted on 09/17/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I have seen the Indian equivalent of a resume (called “CV”) that includes such politically incorrect data as date of birth, marital status, and...yes, descriptions of the applicant’s skin color.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 7:13:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bray

Curious as to how you feel affirmative action comes into play here?


9 posted on 09/17/2013 7:15:21 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: bray

What?


10 posted on 09/17/2013 7:17:05 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SeekAndFind
many of the negative commenters thought she was Arab and/or Muslim

Pakistanis aren't arab but they may be muslim.

There are Indonesia muslims, Thai muslims, and elsewhere. This foolish notion that muslims OWN the "holy land" and have some special claim on it (because of the conquests of Mohammed and his blood cult) is political correctness run amok. The notion that just because muslim supremacists dictate that if a land is ever under Sharia 'it is ALWAYS muslim "territory"' needs to be STAMPED OUT.

That said, the contestant shouldn't be ridiculed and harassed.

11 posted on 09/17/2013 7:19:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

European CVs can include photos of the applicants.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

She looks damn hot to me and people who have a problem with an American whose ancestors came from India winning the Miss America contest really know NOTHING about what America is all about.


13 posted on 09/17/2013 7:24:13 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: a fool in paradise

Comments from the same kind of nitwits who confuse Sikhs with Muslims.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 7:25:20 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: ZULU

I think it’s the idea that Miss America now has about as much to do with your average American as a slice of camel pie served with yak milk.

In other words, it’s another example of how “multiculturalism” = no common culture at all.

People have the right to be angry when something is taken from them.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 7:28:50 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just ran a Bing-Images search and the current Miss India (BTW, also Not Guilty) is of the same complexion.

Interesting.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 7:29:01 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any blonde the right age for Miss America, who happens to be living in India because her parents immigrated there, should try out for Miss India next year. Think she’ll win? Think there’d be outrage if she did?


17 posted on 09/17/2013 7:30:17 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: ZULU

I’ll second that!


18 posted on 09/17/2013 7:31:40 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: ZULU

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton both made ugly stereotypical comments about Indians and Pakistanis, yet both are in “serious contention” for the 2016 DNC nomination.

Identity politics only matter if you serve THE Party.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 7:32:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
MISS INDIA 2103:

20 posted on 09/17/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: DwFry
People have the right to be angry when something is taken from them.

Exactly so. Plus whites are not allowed to enter Miss Black America, are not allowed to have a Miss White America pageant, and increasingly, are not allowed to win Miss America. So yeah, people are a little annoyed, and it's understandable.

21 posted on 09/17/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: a fool in paradise

RE: many of the negative commenters thought she was Arab and/or Muslim

Reminds me of the Sam Cooke Song, Which is what Americans are fast becoming....

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me, too
What a wonderful world this would be

Don’t know much about geography
Don’t know much trigonometry
Don’t know much about algebra
Don’t know what a slide rule is for

But I do know one and one is two
And if this one could be with you
What a wonderful world this would be


22 posted on 09/17/2013 7:35:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: DwFry

Homos are trying to get transgendered contestants in these competitions.

Can’t let heterosexual males ogle a woman.

The “counterculture” is the establishment now and it seeks “payback”.

“Smash the Patriarchy”.

Our lesbian mayor instituted a “rape tax” on strip clubs (because the Democrat run city has long been negligent in actually TESTING rape kits to prosecute criminals). Strip joints also are prohibited from showing bare nipples now (I don’t know if there is also a prohibition on thongs, I don’t keep up with the current regulations and don’t visit them). But gay pride parade is a major clusterf&&& on our streets with city support.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 7:36:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ZULU
Comments from the same kind of nitwits who confuse Sikhs with Muslims.

THE TURBAN PRIMER


24 posted on 09/17/2013 7:38:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Knee Pads?


25 posted on 09/17/2013 7:39:32 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Gotta get a ride home somehow...


26 posted on 09/17/2013 7:40:54 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Nea Wood
Exactly so. Plus whites are not allowed to enter Miss Black America, are not allowed to have a Miss White America pageant, and increasingly, are not allowed to win Miss America. So yeah, people are a little annoyed, and it's understandable.

Nonsense. Nothing was "taken from them." Also, "increasingly are not allowed to win Miss America"???? As far as I can tell, ten of the last fifteen Miss Americas have been white (and at least one of two otherws were half-white).

27 posted on 09/17/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: ZULU

One of our biggest problems is that due to Leftist orthodoxy, we have largely quit teaching students and immigrants what being American is truly all about. And I agree completely with you.


28 posted on 09/17/2013 7:43:24 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SeekAndFind

My Loony Bun is fine Benny Lava.


29 posted on 09/17/2013 7:43:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I was surprised to read this about the Indian culture, just as I was surprised to find out the same holds true for American black culture.

I had no idea they judge each other by the color of their skin - what a shame there is such racism within different races.

She’s beautiful - I wish her the best!


30 posted on 09/17/2013 7:43:36 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In some parts of the country dark-skinned Indians are an important part of the econmy. An example is Cleveland. They immigrate here legally, speak English, have good educations and they're good neighbors. Do I have trouble with a woman of Indian descent being Miss America? No.

Personally, I don't think she's that attractive (I know, meow). The other thing is her talent. It's just like with AI or AGT. When people vote, they almost always choose someone with a talent that's part of our culture. I don't watch Miss America, I got fed up with it many years ago. But they've just given me another reason to be fed up. The winner, in fact all the contestants, should culturally represent the US....not Bollywood. JMHO

31 posted on 09/17/2013 7:43:39 AM PDT by grania
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To: Buckeye McFrog

In Japan they add blood type...


32 posted on 09/17/2013 7:43:41 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The notion that just because muslim supremacists dictate that if a land is ever under Sharia 'it is ALWAYS muslim "territory"' needs to be STAMPED OUT.

Topic for a whole 'nother thread, but a couple of kilotons on the Kaa'ba would end Islam. Islam delenda est.

33 posted on 09/17/2013 7:45:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Nea Wood

“...whites are not allowed to enter Miss Black America...”

I thought the Miss Black America pageant was discontinued when they realized no one wanted to be Miss I Da Ho./s

Fact: EVERY ethnic group is color conscious when it comes to skin tone. Whites, blacks, Asians, Arabs, Indians, you name it.


34 posted on 09/17/2013 7:48:27 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

‘Nonsense. Nothing was “taken from them.”’

What culture was celebrated in the talent competition by the new Miss America?

Only one of a million little cuts but a cut none the less.


35 posted on 09/17/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder what the Indians feel about our very own african-americans? /sarc


36 posted on 09/17/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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Apu approves...


37 posted on 09/17/2013 7:54:59 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: DwFry

Does “American culture” = white?

Do tattoos and bow and arrows and hunting = American culture?


38 posted on 09/17/2013 7:54:59 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: DwFry

Similar nasty things were being said back in the 1940’s when my father’s Irish neighborhood was being overrun by “garlic-eating immigrants” from Italy. Always sucks to be the last ones in.


39 posted on 09/17/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MadIsh32

I suppose it depends on your outlook. Does the Constitution, Liberty, Levi’s, Gone With the Wind, the Blues/Country & Rock n Roll = White to you?

Does it matter?

Multiculturalism = the death of the host culture. Ask an American, a Gaul, a Celt, etc...

False acts of “tolerance” won’t save of from an ignorance of history.


40 posted on 09/17/2013 8:01:04 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

yes....and?


41 posted on 09/17/2013 8:03:59 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

Blues/Country “rock and roll” simply mean ‘50s and ‘60s to me, not white.

Constitution and liberty are enshrined in this country for everyone, that certainly isn’t white to me whatsoever (unless this is 1856 and it only applied to white men)

You are going to find more whites from age 15-25 listening to Drake, Jay Z, Diplo and T.I on their IPods and occasionally Kenny Chesny (who of course does some great collaborations with rappers like Nelly, are dating a non-white and generally have a more lassiez faire keep gov’t off my personal life approach to things.

As with everything, the culture is evolving. Miss America represents that


42 posted on 09/17/2013 8:08:24 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: SeekAndFind

If it weren’t for left wing media dredging up these comments from wherever they found them, I’d never have heard them. no one I know has spoken like this nor anyone on the sites I frequent.


43 posted on 09/17/2013 8:10:12 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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“What culture was celebrated in the talent competition by the new Miss America?

Only one of a million little cuts but a cut none the less.”

Bollywood dance. Other recent winners have won with opera, ballet, hula, and more - talents that are not “American” in origin. I don’t see the performance of Bollywood dance in the Miss America pagenat to be a “one of a million little cuts.”


44 posted on 09/17/2013 8:13:15 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: MadIsh32

Why does it matter to you what color is applied to which part of the culture?

How does that change the fact that the new Miss America has almost nothing to do with Americans.


45 posted on 09/17/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

You rent that time machine out? If so, how much?

;^)


46 posted on 09/17/2013 8:18:41 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: DwFry

How does she not have anything to do with Americans?

Because she does a bollywood dance? Do you get out of your house anymore?

Again, Americans are more likely listening to JayZ, and Kanye West than whatever nonsense you talked about in a previous post.

She has nothing to do with OLD Americans.


47 posted on 09/17/2013 8:21:20 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: jdsteel
She also showed too much skin for an Indian competition. They are a very conservative country when it comes to that.

I don't know; google image "Bollywood" and see what you come up with. I was rather shocked.
48 posted on 09/17/2013 8:21:34 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: MadIsh32

I see you’ve just taken to insults since you failed at painting those who disagree with you as racists.

Back to the minors for you...


49 posted on 09/17/2013 8:25:37 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

One day you’ll be able to differentiate between insulting a person and insulting an argument they make.

Sadly, your arguments weren’t very good and got what they deserved from me


50 posted on 09/17/2013 8:28:33 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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