Top Ten Videos to watch

Spider Crash
Eric Garner Protests
Justice for Tamir sign held aloft. Stop Mass Incarcerations...
Kym Whitley
Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
Donald Trump's 'Crippled America' Book Press Conference
New Hampshire Primaries
TV One At The 47th NAACP Image Awards
Donald Trump Holds Rally In Biloxi, Mississippi
Behind bars
47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Press Room
A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Rahm Emanuel Announces Police Accountability Task Force As CPD Chief Is Fired
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Leave a comment

miss america nina davuluri
Nina Davuluri’s
  (pictured) victory as the first Miss America of Indian heritage isn’t sitting well with some on Twitter, according to the NY Daily News.

SEE ALSO: All-White Sororities At Ala. Univ. Draw Attention

Shortly after the Syracuse-born, Oklahoma-raised Davuluri won the Miss America title Sunday evening, people began questioning her American status, with one man posting:

How the f–k does a foreigner win miss America? She is a Arab! #idiots.

A user named Morgan seemed to think along the same lines:


Twitter user Luke Brasili wrote:

9/11 was 4 days ago and she gets miss America?”

Brasili also added a picture of a terrorist holding an automatic rifle, but as of press time, his account was inaccessible.

And Nick Pizzo put his thoughts more succinctly:


Fox News commentator Todd Starnes also criticized Davuluri’s Bollywood fusion dance Sunday, saying she failed to display “American values.”

Watch Nina Davuluri’s dance here:

Starnes also compared Davuluri to Theresa Vail, a Kansas army sergeant who won the America’s Vote section of the pageant:


Speaking at her first press conference since winning, Davuluri shook off the attacks. “I have to rise above that,”  she said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American. I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”

And after one Twitter user wrote, “I’m not a racist. She is representing America doing an Indonesian dance. If it was a Miss Universe pageant it would have been cool,” she was hit pretty hard by commenters:

“You do know that India and Indonesia are two different countries … right?” a responder said.

The woman has since deleted her account.

SEE ALSO: Lebron James Weds Longtime Girlfriend Savannah Brinson In San Diego

Also On News One: