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The racial hatred toward Nina Davuluri — the first contestant of Indian heritage to be crowned Miss America – was swift, relentless, and ugly.

“How the f–k does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots,”’ one man tweeted after Davuluri’s historic moment.

“If you’re #MissAmerica you should have to be American,” another woman wrote.

“9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?” said another man.

I guess the racists forgot — or don’t care — that Davuluri is actually an American citizen with a college degree. But all they see is a woman of color who reminds them of terrorism. And her skillful performance — a classical Bollywood dance during the Miss America Pageant’s talent segment – sent the bigots completely over the edge.

“This is America, not India.”

One called Davuluri “Miss 7-11.”

“Nice slap in the face to the people of 911. How pathetic.”

The events of September 11 were undoubtedly tragic and horrific, but Davuluri didn’t have anything to do with it.

Davuluri graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in brain behavior and cognitive science. She was born in Syracuse, New York,  and when she was four years old she moved to Oklahoma and then Michigan with her family before returning to New York six years ago. Her parents immigrated to Missouri from India in 1981.

Davuluri says her father, a gynecologist, inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She wants to be a cardiologist.

Americans should be proud that Davuluri was crowned Miss America instead of vilifying her. She is intelligent, focused, accomplished and, as a doctor, she wants to help save lives.

Seems to me that Davuluri should be hailed as a role model for young women – regardless of skin color. And she also manages to brush aside the racist assaults with dignity.

“I have to rise above that,” Davuluri said about the racist backlash. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”

“I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,” Davuluri added. “I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”

It’s difficult for racists to embrace diversity, which is sweeping the nation and changing the racial landscape for generations to come. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 50.4 percent of America’s population younger than age 1 are minorities.

Simply put, America is becoming blacker and browner – and less white. For many white Americans, it’s a harsh reality that some refuse to accept.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States, says there are 1,007 known hate groups operating across the country, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, and border vigilantes.

Since 2000, the number of hate groups has increased by 67 percent, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This surge has been fueled by anger and fear over an influx of non-white immigrants, the diminishing white majority – and the election of President Barack Obama.

“I’m not a racist,” one woman wrote about Davuluri in an online blog. “She is representing America doing an Indonesian dance. If it was a Miss Universe pageant it would have been cool.”

America’s racial demographics are changing. Get over it – or get out of the way.

(Photo: AP)

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11 thoughts on “COMMENTARY: The Browning of America Proves to Be Too Much For Some

  1. dtwon– I am black and I feel that all this was a set up. Tweeter users don’t have faces. You can’t tell what race they are or if it is all one person with mulitple accounts. Personally all this feels fake and with as much attention the media gives it just drives home how fake it is. I wouldn’t put it past our media today to have allready had the stories written before this woman even won.

    Yes there is racism in america. However it is also true that certain people have been using race as a way to make money or push a certain agenda.

  2. There has been so many things to happen just this year alone that FURTHER proves that racism is still going on. In today’s world, its different that it was back in MLK’s day and prior. There may not be in segregation, white only signs and water hoses, but its still going on. The sad part is, a lot of white people HATE it when black people bring it up. SOME white people would like to pretend there is no racism and things like this don’t happen. WELL IT DOES!! OPEN YOUR EYES AND ADMIT IT!! Here is just one more thing to prove it. Racism is alive and well and white people should accept it (the ones that are in denial). The new miss america is fine and I think will represent just fine or else she wouldn’t have been voted in.

    • Oh please shut up dtown. White-Europeans are the only race experiencing racism today. They are the ONLY group that literally has no where left on the globe they can call their own. Even the ancient indigenous European countries from where they originated are now having forced diversity put on them. If this was happening all over the world, then that would be ok, but it’s not. This blatant unfairness is targeted at only one group of people, and if that isn’t hatred and racism nothing else is my friend. To add further injury to insult, the people that are in their homelands constantly moan “racism” and spit at them when whites show ANY sign of being slightly upset by this depressing reality! Soon they will be told they are racist for wanting to marry within their own group. It’s a sick and twisted agenda that is going on today. Aimed at the eventual genocide of white Europeans. Which is against UN law btw.

      In their own schools they are taught to hate themselves with public education about the black slavery (the biggest slave owners were Jews – yes I was shocked too, but of course they are always rich). Whites were slaves to the Romans, but we don’t hear about this in our schools. Over 60 million people died in WWII, but we are only taught about the 6 million. Japan was 5x more cruel in WWII than Germany ever was. Where is this taught? Why are they not made to feel ashamed, and forced to fragment their homeland into shards of multiple cultures and races?? Over 400,000 whites died fighting to end American slavery. Slavery continues to this day in Africa. African slave owners sold their slaves to America. Not one race is innocent of doing evil deeds, but only one race is made to feel guilty. This double-standard must end! There is no reason why whites aren’t allowed to have at least a few states (or at least neighborhoods) left to themselves since everything else is taken away! The PC agenda is the culture destructive plague of the 21st century! It was not the American red indian that made America into the place she is today, which is why everyone wants to come here, or to the European countries. It is disgusting that other races do not show the same sensitivity and kindness to the whites that they have also showed to them in the past. Especially now that they are the ones on the short end of the stick! They are declining in numbers globally, and this endless immigration, and pushing them out of their own media, neighborhoods, careers, schools, must stop! I hope I live to see the day whites finally stand up for themselves like they have done time and time again over the centuries. White people fought for their countries. They won them. They don’t have to share them because they have a corrupt government that spends all their money. If you are not white, be grateful you are living in a white country and enjoying all the perks that other people bled for, and created. As Mahammad Ali said, thank goodness they wanted to bring us here as slaves, and got us the hell out of Africa. You are all so brainwashed and misinformed it’s truly tragic. The day may come that they reclaim the countries that are theirs. Show some sensitivity to the current stress they are being put under! Where would we all be without them? Gee. No cars, no TV, no phones, no airplanes, no modern medicine, no computers, and lastly no friggin internet to shout about how much we can’t stand them. Stop calling them “racist” and show some f*cking sensitivity and gratitude!

  3. I think she is beautiful and she is a woman of color, I believe she deserves a chance to prove who she is,, and she deserves to educate some of these racist Ignorant people who have no idea who she is. Its nice to see a woman of color instead of some Blonde haired blue eyed, woman who has no idea what exactly she wants out of life. so Kudo’s to Ms, New York,, give them hell Girlfriend and congrad’s on your crown. God bless you! and I’m sure you will bless others.

    • That’s truly a sick thing to say Joey. Especially, since whites built this country up, and created it. The people here don’t want, and never did want diversity. It’s being forced on them. Show some sensitivity ffs.

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