Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Americans"



A few nights ago...A new "Miss America" was crowned...She wasn't blond haired or blue eyed and her name is not easily pronouncable...Right away, some of the most ignorant and hateful rants appeared on Twitter...

Someone had the nerve to say-"If you're Miss America...you should first have to be American."

Oh Really? This is from someone who probably thinks that they are the only true Americans...I got news for you...If you don't live on a reservation and reside mostly in the Western states of the United States...You aren't a quote unquote "real" American either....Now how about that?

Jubilation over the first Indian-American (The country of India, Not native American) crowned Miss America has quickly turned to disappointment for some.

The dark-skinned beauty Nina Davuluri was under attack for her ethnicity.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the controversy.

She’s the 87th Miss America – and the first of Indian descent.Renuka Sharma of the Indo-American Center is among those in Chicago’s Indian community applauding Davuluri’s historic victory.

“Indians are coming up, not just in engineering and being doctors and businessmen, but in beauty,” Sharma says.

At the Indian-American Center in the West Ridge community, Indian immigrants call Davuluri a role model for the young.

But not everyone embraced America’s newest beauty queen. Minutes after Davuluri was crowned,ignorant, racist rants appeared on Twitter. One read: “If you’re Miss America you should have to be American.”That's the one that especially gauls me...

Bill O'Reilly and those FOX News Pundits are always going on about why does African-Americans , Latino-Americans and Asian-Americans hyphenate...Why can't we all be just Americans they say....

I'd love to say I'm just an American....I'd love to never have to talk about race again...But there are some people in this country who won't let me not talk about race.
They bring it up when it suits them and then accuse people like me of playing the race card...They have a nerve...

Ms.Davuluri was born in Syracuse, N.Y., attended the University of Michigan and hopes to be a doctor. You can't be more American than that!

“People need to open their eyes and see more it’s not just white America, there are different colors that we have to accept,” Sharma says. That's right...

Another foolish rant was just as off-base: “Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America.” She’s not.

Ahmed Rehab is. He’s the executive director of the CAIR, a civil-rights organization that advocates for Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim. He proudly boasts that Remi Fakih was America’s first Muslim-American Miss USA in 2010. She too met with criticism.

Well, Indians, Arabs, Latinos and Asians see what we African-Americans have been saying all along...They now know first hand about Racism and racial profiling...They know that we aren't making this up...

We have a Bi-racial President...There are still people who swear that he was born somewhere other than the United States...That he's not an "American"

I wonder what Sitting Bull would have to say about them...He's a true American...Everybody else is an Immigrant....Of course the racist tweeters don't see it that way... They need an education in American history.

My Family has been in this country a lot longer than some of the people who have called me out of my name..Who is more American?

“They’re bringing back this old racist mentality that you’re either like us or we’re going to hate you and criticize you, and that’s just absolutely unacceptable,” said Ahmed Rehab.

In response to the hateful comments, the new Miss America said: “I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.” Ms. Davuluri went on to thank the pageant for embracing diversity.

Yes...We all,Black,White, Latino, Asian, Native American and others all have to rise above this senseless hatred....It's not a good look, especially since we want to criticize human rights violations in other countries...




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