ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — After New York’s Nina Davuluri became the first Indian American to win the title of Miss America, racist tweets surfaced on Internet social media sites on Sunday, catching news outlets across the country by surprise.
“Was there a terrorist attack or something?” one dumbfounded news editor asked. “We have a black president and everything so I’m not sure where the hate came from after what’s-her-name won the pageant. If she was Arab or Muslim or something, then, sure. But she’s not, right?”
“If there are racists in our country out there on the internet, it’s news to me,” said another editor of a prominent news website, “but at least they’re just on the internet.”
The sudden appearance of racist tweets follows other incidents that occurred in the past year, including when Sikh American Gurpreet Singh Sarin was a contestant on last year’s American Idol. It is not clear whether these surges in racism are connected.
(Note: this post is satirical fiction based on true events. Attitudes expressed in this story may be more closer to reality than they appear.)