Miss America Crowned: Racist Tweets Run Rampant

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Nina Davuluri, 24, is American. But apparently, she's not a "true" American to many of those who posted their disgust that an Indian woman was crowned Miss America. 

The first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America, Davuluri's win was marked with racist and ignorant tweets about her heritage and background. 

"If you're #Miss America you should have to be American," wrote one person, reports CNN. Another? "WHEN WILL A WHITE WOMAN WIN #MISSAMERICA? EVER??!!"

(We can only hope that last tweet was sarcastic.) 

"Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must've made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote," vented another, according to CNN. FYI: Davuluri isn't even a Muslim (not that it matters), nor did Obama get to vote in the pageant.

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