By: Caroline Aldridge
Nina Davuluri was recently crowned Miss America 2014, but many people have strong opinions against the new queen. Davuluri is the very first Indian-American to have one the Miss America pageant. Many people have gone so far as to say that Davuluri is a terrorist. Even more ridiculous, some people have even said she is linked to 9/11.
This young pageant queen plans to be a doctor, planning to use the scholarship money to achieve this dream. So when did Americans become so prejudice against equality and following dreams? Davuluri has done nothing but follow her dreams, and instead of supporting here, all we can so is racial profile her.
I don’t believe Americans today realize that America is called the melting pot of the world for a reason. Every ethnicity is welcome in America, which is what America is known for! Why can’t the Miss America pageant show that we are a diverse nation, and that we are proud to embrace it?