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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    It's not my taste in entertainment that is being discussed. It's the face that everyone who enjoys this crap has bad taste in entertainment and permits a cultural phenomenon to exist that can only do harm. It's not about oppression, I feel no such thing from this event. I just feel the stupidity oozing in through the internet.

    Actually, what's supposed to be discussed here is the fact that for some idiotic reason, many Americans think that:

    American = white

    and anything different than white is somehow not "American".

    And also that many think:

    brown = terrorist

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Actually, what's supposed to be discussed here is the fact that for some idiotic reason, many Americans think that:

    American = white

    and anything different than white is somehow not "American".

    And also that many think:

    brown = terrorist
    "Many" Americans do NOT feel that way. Why do you want to give the impression that Americans are racists? Why the self-hatred? Do you know many racists or something? Personally, I don't know any.

    Your stupid tweets prove nothing.

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    "Many" Americans do NOT feel that way. Why do you want to give the impression that Americans are racists? Why the self-hatred? Do you know many racists or something? Personally, I don't know any.

    Your stupid tweets prove nothing.
    I think it is only a small minority who does such a thing. I also think that only a small percentage of Americans feels truly this way.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Actually, what's supposed to be discussed here is the fact that for some idiotic reason, many Americans think that:
    Where are you getting "many"?

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I think it is only a small minority who does such a thing. I also think that only a small percentage of Americans feels truly this way.
    Exactly, every country has it's portion of its population that is ignorant. It isn't limited to any one country or region. It is a world wide phenomenon.

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So embarrassed at times to be American.
    My best advice is to not take a site where people can psuedo anonymously post 140 words or less about issues in a snap judgement sort of way as a broad cross section and example of America to be embarrassed by.

    People on Twitter are obnoxious and there are idiots on there, but in the grand scope of things they're likely not representative of the every day person.

    Those tweets are ridiculous, and yet par for the course for twitter more so than for "america".

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Actually, what's supposed to be discussed here is the fact that for some idiotic reason, many Americans think that:

    American = white

    and anything different than white is somehow not "American".

    And also that many think:

    brown = terrorist
    This fits your simple-minded views. It's actually quite the opposite.

    "Brown" and "black" people vote and think generally in lock step. It's white people that are vastly more diverse in their opinions and thought processes.

    You've got the argument entirely backwards.

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    "Brown" and "black" people vote and think generally in lock step. It's white people that are vastly more diverse in their opinions and thought processes.
    Ah... so we'll replace Dragonflys perception of racism... with actual racism.

    Well done Erod.

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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    I posted the comments below earlier this morning on the first thread about this topic and see now that this thread has taken over for that one so I'll post my comments again here:

    I didn't watch this "event" and I don't know anything about the young woman, but seems to me that this is just the result of political correctness run amok.

    Personally, my heritage way back is partly English, partly Irish, and partly French, but no one in my family refers to themselves as hyphenated Canadians in any way, we're just Canadians. And it often bothers me, particularly as I get older and crankier, when people from other countries, less fortunate countries, take advantage of our national generousity to relocate here for a better life yet bring all their former country's problems and disputes with them, protesting on our streets for ills halfway around the world and push their cultural and religious traditions on the people who gave them a new life.

    I'd be interested in knowing how often this young woman's Indian heritage was put on display during the pagent and the issue of her heritage was highlighted. If she was simply referred to as any other American, then the comments made would be inappropriate and uncalled for. If, however, she was promoted as Indian-American, I fully understand why people who are just plain Americans would be ticked off. I may not like it, but I fully understand it.
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    re: Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow [W:216]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This fits your simple-minded views. It's actually quite the opposite.

    "Brown" and "black" people vote and think generally in lock step. It's white people that are vastly more diverse in their opinions and thought processes.

    You've got the argument entirely backwards.
    blacks are like sheeps

    they cant think
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