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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Believe it or not that is a claim being made. That the judges were liberal and this she does not represent american values because of her heritage. WTF
    I know racists and other nutbags exist. However, APACHE is arguing that she has a liberal body. I didn't see him say anything about her heritage.

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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Yeah, you're right. Racism IS dead.

    I loathe this "competition" but come-on. She is a beautiful woman and evidently pretty classy because she chose to rise above and let it go.


    Nina Davuluri … happens to be of Indian descent. In fact, she's the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America,” Leslie Bentz reported for CNN.com. “But the tweets that followed the 2014 pageant in Atlantic City on Sunday night didn't focus on how it's the second consecutive year that a Miss New York has taken the crown, or about the judge's questions (including inquiries about Miley Cyrus and Syria). They were about Davuluri's heritage.”

    On the feminist blog Jezebel, Laura Beck wrote, “Racists got so mad, they started mixing up Indian, Indian-American, Arab, Muslim, and everything in between. It's (literarily) a most impressive display of dumb mixed with intolerance and even more stupidity.”

    some users tweeted that Davuluri was not ‘American enough’ to win the title while others went as far as to say she ‘looks like a terrorist

    ...after the dust settled a significant contingent of Twitter users voiced support for her.


    It is however, encouraging to hear that so many supported her in response to the racist deluge.

    Diversity trumps racism on Twitter after historic Miss America victory | Deseret News
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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    How does that necklace help swimming? -2 points.
    It helps keep her top half submerged....Those wonderful globes look pretty buoyant ....
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I know racists and other nutbags exist. However, APACHE is arguing that she has a liberal body. I didn't see him say anything about her heritage.
    I did not mean to imply that is what he was saying. I was referring to the racist nutbags the article references.

    I'm not quite sure what he means by a liberal body but I'm liberal and that's exactly what my body looks like so, but I do have tatoos...so maybe he's onto something.
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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Media fascination with twiter is a mixed bag.I have no doubt that these opinions were shared by many. It is just that twitter and many other forms of online commentary typically bring the worst and most uneducated.
    I don't know the details on that so I'll take your word for it. I consistently hear on this site that racism does not exist anymore so really, those are the people I am speaking to here.
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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not accepted diversity. Again, if you're accused of being a RINO, what they are really saying is "Get the **** out of this party."
    I've actually heard a few, and that's a few make such a remark. Again being allowed descending opinions is part of diversity.

    If Nancy Pelosi were to call for Barack Obama to get out of the Democrat Party, what do you think would happen ?

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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I don't know the details on that so I'll take your word for it. I consistently hear on this site that racism does not exist anymore so really, those are the people I am speaking to here.
    Racism is alive and well, but gravitating toward Twitter for analysis is just asking for trouble. To me, it's like going to a bar during the last hour or so and getting people's opinions on the Syrian Massacre, or going to a crack house for the same.
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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I've actually heard a few, and that's a few make such a remark. Again being allowed descending opinions is part of diversity.

    If Nancy Pelosi were to call for Barack Obama to get out of the Democrat Party, what do you think would happen ?
    A strange question. Pelosi would likely be criticized, but it could be some that would say this President doesn't stand for liberal reform, etc.
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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I did not mean to imply that is what he was saying. I was referring to the racist nutbags the article references.
    Anyone, at any time and regarding any event, can reference racist nutbags. What's the debate?

    I'm not quite sure what he means by a liberal body
    I don't think anyone understands that, except him.

    I'm liberal and that's exactly what my body looks like so, but I do have tatoos...so maybe he's onto something.
    Are you seeing anyone?

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    Re: Diversity trumps racism...for some

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    This country is all about diversity. We are a melting pot. Embracing that reality and welcoming the traditions of the many ethnicities we represent, tolerance and acceptance. Those are pretty great values to present as American. Don't you think?
    Perhaps, but the first Asian American (Filipina) won Miss America in 2001, can you tell me when the first Italian American, the first Irish American, the first German American or the first Swedish American won Miss America?
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