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BREAKING NEWS: There are racists on the internet

"Miss America 2014 contestant Miss New York Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 15, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey."(Photo: Getty Images/Michael Loccisano. Source: ColorLines)

“Miss America 2014 contestant Miss New York Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 15, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.”(Photo: Getty Images/Michael Loccisano. Source: ColorLines)

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.)

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3 comments

  1. Ray Plenty

    Much of the racism is done by trolls, or people just trying to be funny in a politically incorrect way. Much of the criticsim against her winning was also not racism, but about nationalism. Nina Davuluri is a great example of the American dream, yet she chooses to segregate herself. Puts the land of her past ancestors above her current home.

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