The crowing of Nina Davuluri, Ms. New York, as the winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant, has brought out the hatefulness in some ignorant Americans whom seem to feel that this year’s winner is not American enough for them.
Ms. Davuluri is the first American woman of Indian descent to be named Miss America. She also was born in Syracuse, New York.
Many people expressed their anger over this situation by tweeting nasty messages via Twitter. Several prefaced their sentiments by saying things like they weren’t prejudiced, but with all due respect, this is America. They referred to Davaluri as an Arab, a Ms. Al Qaeda, a terrorist, and said that the whole thing was pathetic.
If you click on the posts from most of these folks in this article by BuzzFeed, their Twitter accounts have been closed, suspended, or reopened.
For those twits that tweeted, this sounds like a job for an online reputation-management serivce. Good luck to all of you in convincing the world that you are not foolish bigots. Stupidity is as stupidity does. Think twice and post once.