Nina Davuluri, the first Miss America of Indian heritage. Bald is beautiful. An American Hindu wins MissAmerica. Although it is difficult to discern humor in tweets, which are limited to characters, some of these tweets seemed to try to humorously play with these stereotypes. A number of the worst comments were quickly deleted, but not before the trend had been noted online. We argued that Twitter and potentially other social media enabled the return of the rhetoric of old racism to the public arena.
No, not winner Nina Davuluri's "ugly cry" (which was rather graceful, as these things go).
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After Davuluri received her crown, Twitter was flooded. Nina Davuluri's Miss America Win Prompts Twitter Backlash was crowned as this year's Miss America, with some of the milder Tweets.
Following the crowning of Indian-American Nina Davuluri as Miss America on Sunday, some angry Twitter users filled the Internet with racist tweets. walks down the runway after winning the the Miss America pageant.
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Miss America Twitter Backlash refers to a series of angry, racist messages that were prompted in response to the crowning of Miss New. The Miss America pageant has crowned its first winner from an If you're #Miss America you should have to be American," said one on Twitter.
The ideas of publicized privacy and context collapse help to explain what it is about social media like Twitter that creates the conditions for unsanctioned forms of racist or other objectionable speech.
Skip to main content. Wow America, you've really embarrassed yourselves now! Twitter erupted in a flurry of indignation as Miss New York, Nina Davuluriwas crowned as this year's Miss America, with some of the milder Tweets claiming she didn't "represent American values," and others saying far worse. Bhangra Crew membercommented, "As an Indian American and, incidentally, an enthusiastic fan of Bollywood danceI was pleasantly surprised to hear that an Indian American was crowned Miss America last night.
Nina, however, hails from Syracuse in New York and her sister is a medical school student — as far a middle of the road, suburban USA goes, it simply doesn't get more American than that.
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Simply foreign and dark skinned.
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|Tweets exist in both a specific context of those who are like-minded tweeters, in a public context viewable by anyone, and in all kinds of specific contexts the Twitter user did not anticipate.
Her response is shared by many people on Twitter, who have expressed their support of Davuluri and their disgust with the negative feedback towards her coronation. The daughter of immigrants from the Indian state of Andhra PradeshDavuluri is the first American of Indian descent to win the pageant and is reportedly a practicing Hindu. Tweets are sent out to the public and read by anyone who wants to read the tweets. New media, as we have seen, does not necessarily result in new ways of thinking about racial differences.