Skip to comments.Why Miss America could never have been Miss India
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.
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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Isn’t Affirmative Action wonderful?
Pray for America to Wake Up
She also showed too much skin for an Indian competition. They are a very conservative country when it comes to that.
We have them for a reason ! d;^)
NOT guilty !
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.
Curious as to how you feel affirmative action comes into play here?
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.
European CVs can include photos of the applicants.
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.
Comments from the same kind of nitwits who confuse Sikhs with Muslims.
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.
I just ran a Bing-Images search and the current Miss India (BTW, also Not Guilty) is of the same complexion.
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?
I’ll second that!
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.
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