As one who considers beauty pageants silly and irrelevant, I wouldn’t ordinarily have anything to say here about last night’s Miss America doings in Atlantic City.


But I can’t resist taking note of how some folks are reacting to the crowning of Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, an Indian-American woman born in Syracuse.


If you Google the terms “racist” and “Miss America,” you’ll  get links to scads of stories about mouth-breathers taking issue with the pageant judges’ choice. Some idiots even refer to Davaluri as “an Arab” and “a Muslim.”...

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As one who considers beauty pageants silly and irrelevant, I wouldn’t ordinarily have anything to say here about last night’s Miss America doings in Atlantic City.

But I can’t resist taking note of how some folks are reacting to the crowning of Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, an Indian-American woman born in Syracuse.

If you Google the terms “racist” and “Miss America,” you’ll  get links to scads of stories about mouth-breathers taking issue with the pageant judges’ choice. Some idiots even refer to Davaluri as “an Arab” and “a Muslim.”...

Read more