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NINA DAVULURI MISS AMERICA
Dark Skin = Un-American?
Reef Karim, D.O.
Founder/Director, The Control Center In Beverly Hills, UCLA As...
Apparently being American means being white and having a name everyone's familiar with.It means being comfortable with what you know and who you know. It means being fearful of the unknown. And it means not having dark skin.
Miss America or Miss 7/11?
Vishakha N. Desai
Special Advisor for Global Affairs
The truth is that it's one thing to accept Indian-Americans or brown skin people in professional fields, like medicine, computer science, or finance. But when it come to ideas of beauty and national concepts of beauty, old habits die hard, if at all.
The First Asian American Miss America Responds to the Hate
Author, State Commissioner, Divinity Student
It is a small sorority of women who can call themselves Miss America. It gets even smaller when you consider how many women of color have won. This week, the sisterhood of Asian Miss Americas has grown to two.
The Miss America Backlash Is an Opportunity We Can't Miss
Executive Director of Color Of Change
Racist backlash against Davuluri is just one thread in the tapestry of marginalization women of color face, as their real experiences and perspectives are often rendered invisible in exchange for one-dimensional, dehumanizing representations in the media.
Miss America Meets Bollywood: Democracy and the Promise of Popular Culture
USF professor; author, 'Saraswati's Intelligence: Part 1 of Th...
Amidst the celebrations (and the wholly unnecessary controversies) about the crowning of Nina Davuluri as Miss America, we should not forget that events like beauty contests and talent shows often function as an informal mirror to the voices of the people in a democratic culture.
Racist Backlash Against Miss America
Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday in Atlantic City. She is the first Miss America of Indian descent, after wooing the judges with a Bollywood fusion dance. Why are some finding this controversial?
Miss America Prompts Racist Tweet Backlash
Rev. Paul Raushenbush, HuffPost Senior Religion Editor, talks with Ahmed about what it means for an American woman of Indian descent to take the Miss America title.
Nina Davuluri's Miss America 2014 Win Prompts Twitter Backlash Against Indians, Muslims
The daughter of immigrants from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Davuluri is the first American of Indian descent to win
Stop Making Stupid People Famous
Many of us, and this is a trap I often fall into, are desperate to put ignorant comments on blast in order to feel a sort of moral superiority. Doing so never actually makes us feel better, but rather just fills us with an anger that we secretly probably love because it reaffirms our own beliefs.
Miss New York Wins Miss America 2014 Title
Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Miss New York Becomes First Miss America Winner Of Indian Descent (VIDEO)
Davuluri is in the process of applying to medical schools, so the $50,000 scholarship she won as part of her prize package
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