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.
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.
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
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.
Gotta get a ride home somehow...
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).
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.
My Loony Bun is fine Benny Lava.
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!
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
In Japan they add blood type...
Topic for a whole 'nother thread, but a couple of kilotons on the Kaa'ba would end Islam. Islam delenda est.
“...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.
‘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.
Wonder what the Indians feel about our very own african-americans? /sarc
Does “American culture” = white?
Do tattoos and bow and arrows and hunting = American culture?
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.”
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.
You rent that time machine out? If so, how much?
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.
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...
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