Haters Gonna Hate: Miss America is Indian and American, and Why This is a Milestone for South Asian Females

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by Aishika  J

Last Monday was a pretty great day for me. I didn’t have a lot of homework so woo! I also did pretty well during my tennis match so that’s always a plus. All in all, it was a pretty good day.

Until I was greeted by a pleasant surprise when I got home and logged onto Tumblr; I was expecting to see some really pretty pictures. Instead, my dash was filled with pictures of people freaking out about Miss America. Now, I’m not much of a fan of beauty pageants for a variety of reasons, but all this attention naturally sparked my curiosity and I needed to investigate why Miss America, unexpectedly, generated all this white noise.

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