I typically try to avoid passing judgement on people in this blog. I simply react to events from my own experiences and move on. I also always try to assume that the best of humanity will win out over the worst. I still believe that.
Sometimes, though, people do things that are so stupid and embarrassing for the rest of humanity that they simply must be called out on it.
So it is with some of the reaction to Nina Davuluri being named the first Indian-American Miss America for 2014.
Immediately after she was chosen, the racist comments started.
Here are some, according to The Guardian:
If you’re #Miss America you should have to be American,” said one on Twitter.
“WHEN WILL A WHITE WOMAN WIN #MISSAMERICA? Ever??!!” asked another.
One of my favorite sites, Public Shaming, captured these gems from Twitter:
Davulur handled all the racist talk with class, telling The Guardian, “I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”
Bravo to her.
For the rest of you: Go back to school and take some Social Studies classes. Clearly, you need a refresher course on what America is all about.