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Miss America and racists' reaction
Posted - 9/16/2013 10:23:24 AM | show profile | flag this post
How shameful that racists are posting on social media and online in all their ugliness about the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri. She is Indian American, born in Syracuse, N.Y. Her father is a physician.
I am afraid and ashamed for our country because of the comments I've read this morning. These comments are accessible to be read around the world -- and are prime examples of the irrationality that racism generates.
Posted - 9/16/2013 8:22:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
I agree. the comments are disgusting and incredibly dumb.
Posted - 9/16/2013 8:38:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
i'd say she's more of an american that 99% of the idiots..
posting nasty messages about her..
she's also really, really good-looking...she deserved to win it..
Posted - 9/16/2013 9:05:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
If the President of the United States (and his family)
are subjected to vile crass and disgusting racial slurs, are we truly shocked that Miss America would suffer the same?
Inre Miss Davuluri, at least I didn't hear "hang the n*gger from the nearest tree" which I what I did hear in 2008. Must have been the swimsuit.
Posted - 9/16/2013 11:01:46 PM | show profile | flag this post
really? a handful of people has you all afraid and ashamed?
talk about irrationality.
"These comments are accessible to be read around the world"
so are ugly racist comments directed towards minority republicans.
selectivity- business as usual for the left.
Posted - 9/16/2013 11:39:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
con.. just go ghe hell away.. take cruiztwit with you..
we're talking about human beings here..
which means you two are in WAY over your heads..
Posted - 9/18/2013 3:26:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
It's pretty low, con...
when you start defending the comments of racists attacking Miss America.
Posted - 9/18/2013 8:12:30 PM | show profile | flag this post
If con/puzo/freedo/may doesn't defend racists?
Who speaks for the racist? The guy who demeans a woman wrongly because her skin is brown and her name is not English.
Who defends the bigot? The guy who assumes someone not like him is a threat.
The champion of modern racism.
Posted - 9/18/2013 8:51:48 PM | show profile | flag this post
Somehow i don't think kinky con was defending racist.
Just shows the level of discourse on this site.
Posted - 9/19/2013 3:39:22 AM | show profile | flag this post
Correct, neilsen. It's very clear that con was only trying to pull the thread off topic and onto his never-ending nonsensical partisan rant.
Posted - 9/19/2013 8:58:19 AM | show profile | flag this post
Con wasn't defending the racism
But he somehow found a way to take the sting out of the racism. To somehow make it more...acceptable.
This is how bad people have always operated. We cringe now, thinking how bizarre the old Jim Crow south was. How IN MY LIFETIME there were signs all over the south telling black folks which water fountain and bathroom to use. George Wallace stood at the door of the registrar at the University of Alabama and said "segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever."
Georgia Governor Lester Maddox came to prominence when, as a restaurant owner he brandished a bat, threatening to beat blacks if they came to his restaurant.
Racism--pretty much all the isms, for that matter--rely on people to take the sting out of the actuality of what they do to people. You have a proud tradition, con. Keep fanning the flames of ignorance. We wouldn't want the world to become a better place.
Posted - 9/19/2013 11:28:13 AM | show profile | flag this post
Anyone who brushes racism aside...
who says it doesn't matter, it was just a few people, etc., is defending racism.
Posted - 9/19/2013 12:27:20 PM | show profile | flag this post
con was pointing out the hypocrisy of the left. ignorance is pretenderating other wise.
"rely on people to take the sting out of the actuality of what they do to people."
"is defending racism."
which is what the left does when they give a wink and a nod to racism shown to nikki haley, bobby jindal, condi rice,clarence thomas or any minority republican.
course the left is neither afraid or ashamed of that.......
Posted - 9/19/2013 12:45:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
Your post makes no sense, con.
You've made your diminution of racism clear -- twice.
Posted - 9/19/2013 1:03:56 PM | show profile | flag this post
Social media users didn't write political baloney in their racist Miss America comments -- *** the topic of this thread.***
I'm sorry that this thread incited con to display yet again his embarrassingly self-indulgent obsession with making irrational partisan comments.
Diversity of opinion is great, but not when what's offered up is unintelligible on top of being unintelligent.
Posted - 9/19/2013 4:38:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
poor grateful deadline.... much goes way over her head.
Posted - 9/19/2013 4:47:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
Grateful, if I may offer a suggestion
Pay no attention to those comments. They represent a very tiny sliver of the population. And do not be ashamed or afraid for our country because of them. Ignorant people say ignorant things, ignore them and they no longer matter.
Posted - 9/19/2013 7:34:59 PM | show profile | flag this post
Point well taken, blacked. Thank you.
Posted - 9/19/2013 7:35:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
Point well taken, blacked. Thank you.
Posted - 9/19/2013 7:45:25 PM | show profile | flag this post
The only thing is this: I've been the object of comments myself. There never spoken with good intention, always to cause damage.
I've also been the object of racists' actions, which is a whole lot worse. They're intended to hold someone down from any type of achievement whatsoever. Trust me, it sucks and tiresome to have to constantly run to get away from it.
Why tolerate either one, no matter how small? Why not eradicate instead?
We're supposed to be this nation that accepts all comers, like Emma Lazarus' poem says at the Statue of Liberty. Why not actually be that nation?
Posted - 9/19/2013 7:46:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
(Have a mango daiquiri and you, too, can write like I did in that last post!)
Posted - 9/19/2013 11:33:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
What a shock.
Blacked, again, refusing to condemn or deny what is overt racism.
Is it too hard to say those twitterers were, simply, obviously, wrong?
Nah. They're OK. I'm sure their insulting, plain and wrong, racist comments were meant in the best possible manner.
Because it is a "tiny sliver"
If you had any courage, if you had any morals, you'd actually condemn even the tiniest sliver of racism.
But, hey, when an American is racist, it don't matter. Even when directed at other Americans. Cause it's just a small bit.
Like a tiny sliver of racism is less morally offensive than the whole bunch.
Yeah. Go on and call me a Canadian. Do your best ad hominem.
Is rather be Canadian than a moral coward.
Posted - 9/20/2013 10:39:02 AM | show profile | flag this post
Cdn, you still here?
Are you a " angry, destructive, pathetic troll"? I mean why do you even bother to respond? I thought you wanted to "Let. This. Forum. Die. Leave. Starve it of your oxygen."
Posted - 9/20/2013 11:04:23 AM | show profile | flag this post
Grateful, it should go without saying
I only wanted to offer some reassurance to you regarding this country. These kind of comments made by anonymous posters on a blog are sad examples of the lowest levels of our society. But they are just that, comments on a forum. Just like this one, they carry no more merit than the reader allows. Ignoring them reduces them to the waste matter they most closely resemble.
By the way, mango daiquiris are my absolute favorite. A former neighbor of mine used to bring fresh mangoes back from Florida and omg how great they were. There were plenty of weekends kicked off with a neighborhood daiquiri party.
Posted - 9/20/2013 7:36:07 PM | show profile | flag this post
*** Ignoring them reduces them to the waste matter they most closely resemble. ***
In a nation where racism is growing, not diminishing, what you've described is tacit approval.
I'm not going to be part of tacit approval -- no matter how many mango daiquiris. I'd like to see some improvements before I kick off. Degeneration is what I see today.