2014 Miss America

Nina Davuluri, Miss New York was crowned Miss America for the upcoming year. I think she is a beautiful and quite deserving young lady! I will admit, I was really hoping Theresa Vale, Miss Kansas would take it as she is also beautiful and just so different from previous contestants. And watching news and social media sites, I see a hateful outpouring of ¬†intolerance and racial remarks regarding the Indian heritage of the crowned winner and it makes me ill. We are a country that was built on the idea of freedom and acceptance of others. We are a nation built by immigrants, and we should not only be tolerable of those different than ourselves we should embrace ANY American citizen who has dedicated their life to many educational accolades and awards, has big dreams to help others; and ultimately embraces their family culture and history while being a born American. I say Congrats to Nina Davuluri and shame on you to those trying to recess our nation’s civil rights right back to pre-Lincoln...