This is completely nuts. For the first time in nearly never, the outdated, fuddy-duddy folks at Miss America did something slightly progressive and crowned the first Indian American woman Miss America. Her name is Nina Davuluri, she's 24, from Syracuse, New York, and competed on a platform called "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency."
Rather than water down her heritage in order to fit in, she embraced it -- even performing a Bollywood-style dance for the talent competition.
But the moment the crown was placed on her head, the Twitter backlash came fast and furious, proving many people in this country still believe you can be proud of your cultural differences -- but you sure don't deserve to win Miss America because of it.