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Nina Davuluri stars in the second-stupidest racist beauty pageant controversy of the decade

by | 20th, September 2013

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri walks on the beach during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

IT’S not every day you think “The Internet’s main problem is that there aren’t enough antiquated old farts posting on it”, but such was my reaction to the idiotic Twitter controversy spawned by racists griping because the new Miss America is named Nina Davuluri and has ancestors who hailed from India, which is nowhere near Arabia and doesn’t even have the same religion, but this was too fine a distinction for the jackholes tweet-ranting about Miss America’s being an Arab Muslim terrorist to discern.

So. I hoped that, upon closer inspection, it would turn out the controversy happened because a bunch of ancient gray-heads old enough to reminisce about Jim Crow all decided to open simultaneous Twitter accounts. But no—it came from Americans supposedly young enough to know better .

Granted, finding stupidity in Internet comments is like finding salt in the ocean, and the people who posted racist tweets were vastly outnumbered by the people collecting racist tweets to archive them on public-shaming blogs , so there’s no worry that such obnoxious commentary is the first sign of some impending white-supremacist American revolution.

Still, even if you don’t give a rat’s ass about Miss America contests, it remains appalling to learn so many of your non-old compatriots are not

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