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

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Nina Davuluri's Miss America Crowning Dampened by Racist Remarks

  • 09/16/2013 11:31 AM EDT U.S.

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.