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First Indian-American Is Crowned Miss America And The Internet Can’t Handle It: Why?

  • U.S.
  • 09.16.13 11:31 AM EDT

A barrage of racist tweets and and social media commentary flooded the internet as soon as Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America. The Syracuse, New York-native celebrated her Indian heritage with a traditional dance during the talent portion of the competition but was later victim to harsh stereotypes. The 24-year-old was even  incorrectly referred to as a Muslim woman.