Here’s another one of those ‘ no one cares in Canada but it’s a big deal in the U.S.’ stories.
For the first time in history a woman of Indian heritage was crowned Miss America.
Yes my first reaction was also, is there still a Miss America pageant?
These pageants having been getting backlash since the late 60’s and the women’s lib movement.
Critics have called them archaic, sexist, chauvinistic, degrading and generally something that is well past its shelf life, like its old dead host Bert Parks.
After this crowning a different backlash.
Social media erupted with racist comments on how the choice was somehow, un-American and Muslim.
Even though the girl was born in Syracuse New York and is not a Muslim.
Could it be that this relic, sexist show of the past has exposed another side of the ugly American underbelly and in doing so, opened up a broader discussion?
How ironic is it that this show of archaic thought and backwards thinking has taken a progressive stance on the issue by crowning a controversial winner; instead of the old stereotypical thinking it is so often accused of.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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