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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
    You do understand how the contest works don't you?

    The girls have to volunteer to enter the contest at a state level, and win their respective state.

    Then, the winner of Miss America gets chosen from those.

    It's purely voluntary.
    Ok? Though I am unsure how that is suppose to speak to anything I wrote

    Plus, there's more to it than just looks.


    The 2014 winner is gorgeous.
    I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed, but as I said, she is rather bland

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    You don't seem the sharpest tool in the shed: miss america should be set to a higher bar than people I'm poking. And as I stated previously, the current winner is clearly attractive. But as far as what I would expect from someone winning that contest? Not so much
    This is what you said.

    They winner can only be chosen from the people that are in the contest.

    You acted like there must have been a dozen better choices that the girl chosen.

    And there may be thousands of better choices, but if they didn't enter state-wide beauty pageants and win those, then they surely can't win the Miss America crown.

    The judges are limited to those who are in the contest.

    So in fact, the one who wins may very well be the "best" choice available.

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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
    This is what you said.
    ok?

    They winner can only be chosen from the people that are in the contest.
    there was no confusion over this

    You acted like there must have been a dozen better choices that the girl chosen.
    No, I acted as if the winner wasn't exactly mind blowing. For some reason, this seems to upset you. Why? Who knows and who cares

    And there may be thousands of better choices, but if they didn't enter state-wide beauty pageants and win those, then they surely can't win the Miss America crown.

    The judges are limited to those who are in the contest.

    So in fact, the one who wins may very well be the "best" choice available.
    Mind blowing revelations there, Hoss. Maybe next you can deliver a treatise on the dynamic nature of water and how in fact, it is, indeed, wet ...

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

    1. Media attention doesn't cover the "why" you see more white girls getting covered by the news? It doesn't address the actual stats or the actual reasoning behind them. That's my issue here, you haven't looked into it you've just made assumptions based on your own preconceptions.
    Lets be honest here. The media main purpose in life is to get that hot story to get ratings because their survival depends on it. That is fact. This is why I believe that they would focus more on the missing little white girl than any other race. Ratings....

    3. You don't know it for a fact if all you have are personal experiences to go on. I've never seen racism towards black people in my area but I have seen a lot of racial slurs directed towards white people so if I were to rely solely on my personal experiences then that would be the form of racism that exists. I think a higher level of accountability is absolutely necessary, you made a claim and you're trying to back it up based solely on your personal experiences which isn't enough unless you're omnipotent and omnipresent and even then people would still be asking for proof and I'm not saying that your claim is wrong, I wouldn't be surprised if it was right given how long we have been media bombarded with images of thin white women as being the 'ideal' beauty form but I'd need recent studies to back that up given how much society has changed where you have people like Hale Berry, Beyonce and Tyra Banks who have become front and center as examples of beautiful strong women.
    Considering that I am black who live in the black community majority in Los Angeles of my life, yeah I think I would know my people. Also, I am not just talking about my family. I've been around inner city people, middle class, Wealthy, I went to a HBCU in Tennessee, I have affiliates on the east coast and west coast. So yeah I think I have the credentials to comment on my race.

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