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2014 Miss America Of Indian Descent!  
User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2416 times:
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It was just a matter of time before our Indian Sisters made their way to US Beauty Pageants.

Miss Nina Davuluri, 24 yrs old, a prospective doctor, earned the crown last night in Atlantic City, NJ.

Stunning, absolutely Stunning!


http://news.yahoo.com/miss-america-c...nner-indian-descent-114319838.html






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User currently offlineskyservice_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1415 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Congrats to Ms. Davuluri!

The racist/close-minded reaction from some people is sad. Glad to see she is keeping her head high.


User currently offlinejohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

she is absolutely gorgeous.

The tweets from the mouth-breathers? Not so much.

A Lot of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won the Miss America Pageant


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Congrats to Miss Nina Davuluri!
She is gorgeous.   
The award is well deserved.


Not sure why the press is stealing her day in the spotlight with ignorant tweets by anonymous cowards. No one of prominence is supporting any of this nonsense. There are ignorant, racist tweets everyday by anonymous cowards.
We should focus on her and no one else.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9901 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Not sure why the press is stealing her day in the spotlight with ignorant tweets by anonymous cowards. No one of prominence is supporting any of this nonsense. There are ignorant, racist tweets everyday by anonymous cowards.
We should focus on her and no one else.

          

My dad said something to the effect of "why does the ability to post online make so many people dumb?"

My response: "They were already dumb. They just have an immediate and very public way to spread the dumbness now."

Anyway, I don't exactly follow pageants or anything, but congrats to Miss America.



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User currently offlineLuxair From Suriname, joined Jan 2001, 848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Congratulations to Mrs Davuluri! She looks really beautiful! I fully agree with you Superfly. Why in first place give attention to such bashing/racist tweets by media is a puzzel for me. They aren't worth to get published! I'm 100% sure that most people will agree that she is amazing!


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User currently offlinedeltadawg From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Quoting skyservice_330 (Reply 1):
The racist/close-minded reaction from some people is sad. Glad to see she is keeping her head high.

Not sure why anyone would be opposed to an Indian-American winning. Just like in all societies and cultures there are dogs and models. Just remember it's all pink on the inside!

She is hot!   



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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Not sure why the press is stealing her day in the spotlight with ignorant tweets by anonymous cowards. No one of prominence is supporting any of this nonsense. There are ignorant, racist tweets everyday by anonymous cowards.
We should focus on her and no one else.

   also


I didn't realize twitter trolling is a valid sampling of the public's opinion...FAIL on the mainstream media's part

Was there a backlash when Vanessa Williams won in 1984? If not, would the press report on it if social media was prevalent back then?



Quoting deltadawg (Reply 6):
She is hot!

Quite so...  bigthumbsup 


[Edited 2013-09-16 16:07:31]


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Isn't there also a Miss USA ?

I don't really like her looks personally, but that happens often with pageants, I don't find most of the candidates very attractive (good enough for my bed, though).

Apparently this pageant's goal is to win scholarships, but I see that as usual most misses don't finish their studies and instead become TV hosts or reality TV stars or whatever.



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
Isn't there also a Miss USA ?

I think so, along with Miss Universe and may others.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Congrats to Miss Nina Davuluri!
She is gorgeous.
The award is well deserved.

Exactly.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Not sure why the press is stealing her day in the spotlight with ignorant tweets by anonymous cowards. No one of prominence is supporting any of this nonsense. There are ignorant, racist tweets everyday by anonymous cowards.
We should focus on her and no one else.

It is really discouraging to see tweeters bashing success for whatever reason, including the press.
My only thought would they are trying to bring others down to their level.

Looks like an excellent choice, congrats Miss Davuluri.

Okie


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
My dad said something to the effect of "why does the ability to post online make so many people dumb?"

My response: "They were already dumb. They just have an immediate and very public way to spread the dumbness now."

This one of my concerns when I first heard about the Internet in the 1990s.

Quoting Luxair (Reply 5):
Why in first place give attention to such bashing/racist tweets by media is a puzzel for me.

It's all staged. They want to give attention to these anonymous cowards so you know who (Obama) can come in and give a big speech on racism and how 'terrible America is' because of these racist cowards. He needs a public opinion boost and another distraction. The media is the one fueling this hatred.

Quoting deltadawg (Reply 6):
Just remember it's all pink on the inside!

  
True!

Quoting homer71 (Reply 7):
Was there a backlash when Vanessa Williams won in 1984? If not, would the press report on it if social media was prevalent back then?

Yes there was and it was by the press. They dragged up some older photos she had done with Penthouse magazine and took her crown back.
She went on and had a successful singing career.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
Apparently this pageant's goal is to win scholarships

It sure as hell is better than going in to debt and owing student loans.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

The out and out racism of some people is disgusting. This includes various tweets from at least on Faux News "personality"

Quoting skyservice_330 (Reply 1):
The racist/close-minded reaction from some people is sad.

Horrid, actually.

Quoting johnboy (Reply 2):
she is absolutely gorgeous.

Quite.

Quoting johnboy (Reply 2):
The tweets from the mouth-breathers? Not so much.

The reaction is fairly shocking.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
Isn't there also a Miss USA ?

Yes - that is part of the Miss Universe system. This is the Miss America, which was the original.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
I don't really like her looks personally

Yeah - you're definitely in the minority. There were actually quite a few in the competition that I didn't find all that attractive, but the new Miss America is definitely a looker.



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User currently offlinehkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

She's quite beautiful.

Of course, I'm sure we all know that if she was East Asian-American (e.g. Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) there'd be virtually no racism against her. It's typical of where most of the racism is aimed at these days in the US, and the West in general (basically anyone with dark skin).

[Edited 2013-09-17 03:03:17]

[Edited 2013-09-17 03:04:13]

User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Meh. I wouldn't kick her out of bed for farting but she's not that hot.

I was in India 2 weeks ago and met some women that made me weak at the knees. True, they did not have the classic, "Miss Universe" look, but there is a character and light in the Indian people that is quite enchanting. Combine it with the beautiful skin, big brown eyes....wow

Anyway, aren't these beauty pageants pretty much done with?


User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1831 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
tweets from at least on Faux News "personality"

Which one? The only one I can find is Todd Starnes and his wasn't even about Nina Davuluri - he was drooling over the one with the tattoo (Miss Kansas?)

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 13):
I was in India 2 weeks ago and met some women that made me weak at the knees.

I still haven't gotten over Aishwarya Rai ...



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8825 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1825 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 7):
I didn't realize twitter trolling is a valid sampling of the public's opinion...FAIL on the mainstream media's part

"Tweeting" is just about the most moronic activity the info-age has given us. Sampling "tweets" is simply a sampling of morons.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):

The out and out racism of some people is disgusting. This includes various tweets from at least on Faux News "personality"

And then add to the list those who take cheap shots...

Which "personality" are you talking about, anyway.



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1796 times:

Not my cup of tea, if you'll pardon the ethic reference.  


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7250 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1783 times:

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 13):
I wouldn't kick her out of bed

Only to bang her on the floor.

You're of course correct there are far better looking Indian women in the UK and in India itself.



User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1761 times:

She is super hot.

Nice to see her win it.


User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1757 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
I see that as usual most misses don't finish their studies and instead become TV hosts or reality TV stars or whatever.

I thought it's because they are too busy saving whales, struggling for world peace and getting the world rid of hunger...

  


User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3605 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1738 times:

Quoting hkg82 (Reply 12):
Of course, I'm sure we all know that if she was East Asian-American (e.g. Korean, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) there'd be virtually no racism against her. It's typical of where most of the racism is aimed at these days in the US, and the West in general (basically anyone with dark skin).

Crap, here we go about racism in America again. And yet, racism in the US is actually among the mildest in the world. Certainly tamer than our model would see in India.

That a Korean or Japanese might see less in the US than an Indian (debatable) could have something to do with that they are far more attractive in general.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 20):
And yet, racism in the US is actually among the mildest in the world. Certainly tamer than our model would see in India.

Agreed. From the traveling I have done, there is no doubt the U.S. IMO has the least amount of racism out there.

As for the winner, congrats. I did not see a problem with her winning I only watched the questions part though and I thought she did not even asked the question asked. The only one of the five to give a decent answer IMO was California, thought she should had been the winner.



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User currently offlinetexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

It is obvious that everyone is upst about racism against this Indian American Miss America winner. Unfortunately, there will always be more than a few idiots who express their racist, backward views in 2013.

However, what most people don't realize is that there is horrible racism and hatred towards dark-skinned people in India itself. This young woman would have NEVER won a pageant in India itself as she would not be considered "fair and "lovely. Furthermore, she wouldn't get anywhere near Bollywood, as you have to be practically Nordic in complexion to be considered.

India is a hypocritical nation on skin color. A self hating, white wannabe hypocritical nation.
Want another example? Look at the actress Frieda Pinto. Another beauty in the west and disrespected in India.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 21):
From the traveling I have done, there is no doubt the U.S. IMO has the least amount of racism out there

Dare I ask where you have travelled?

The USA isn't "bad", don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't say that it was any better than Australia, New Zealand or Canada. Europe is mostly pretty good, but there can be more ethnocentrism in the "old" countries.



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User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3605 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 23):
The USA isn't "bad", don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't say that it was any better than Australia, New Zealand or Canada. Europe is mostly pretty good, but there can be more ethnocentrism in the "old" countries.

Australia? Really? As for Europe, ask any Turk in Germany. Or an Italian. France? They have a problem of their own with Algerians. And didn't the Brits pretty much invent racism? It's been easy for Europe to point fingers at everybody else until they actually import a bunch of foreigners themselves, mix it up and find out it isn't that easy.


User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 25, posted (11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

The problem in the US is, there are some pockets of society, either geographic or demographic, that are significantly more racist than others. However, on the flip side, there are some that are exactly the opposite, celerating diversity and enjoying the multiculturalism and all that it brings.

Balance up these two, and I believe America is not particularly racist when compared with other places. However, people's perspectives are always imprinted more strongly by extremes, and there some real awful redneck, bigotted pockets of the country.

I would encourage people not to tar the whole country with the same brush.

I just spent a week in San Francisco. I would find it hard to name another part of the world more friendly, more accepting of outsiders, more interested in peoples differences, and just out to have a good time.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19505 posts, RR: 58
Reply 26, posted (11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 15):
"Tweeting" is just about the most moronic activity the info-age has given us. Sampling "tweets" is simply a sampling of morons.

And yet those "morons" are American. And it seems to be very common American error to mistake Hindus from India with Muslims from the Arab countries. Uniformly, those who make such a mistake also accuse them of being terrorists.

They are neither an aberration or a rare fluke. They are quite common and they show up anywhere that public comment is permitted.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 27, posted (11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Considering some 'news' outlets such as NBC has a history of doctoring stories, it's possible that these tweets could have came from folks in the media to stir up more racial tension. Not a single person has come forward to stand by these anonymous tweets. Since when has anonymous tweets been a scientific sample?
There are bigoted, racist tweets and comments going 24/7 on just about any news story at any given time. This has been the case every since Al Gore invented the Internet.



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User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 28, posted (11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Quoting texdravid (Reply 22):
India is a hypocritical nation on skin color. A self hating, white wannabe hypocritical nation.
Want another example? Look at the actress Frieda Pinto. Another beauty in the west and disrespected in India.

What does India have to do with this ? Isn't the whole point of this thread the fact that she's American ?

Standards of beauty can be seen as superficial, subjective or hypocritical, everywhere. They're also transient, as society evolves, so do those standards. Pretty much every single major society has such cultural hangups - most of east Asia covets fair complexions as much, if not far more so than India. The Koreans in particular, are incredible - going so far as to resort to mass plastic surgery to change the shapes of their eyes, noses and more. The west characterizes the glowing tanned look on a caucasian as beautiful. It's really funny when a tanned white person implies white privilege in front of someone ethnically non-white with a naturally tanned complexion a dew shades darker.



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User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 29, posted (11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

She would definitely not be my first choice for Miss America but I do find the ignorance of all those tweets pathetic. Most of those "true Americans" can't even seem to be able to type in English, which is their own language. "With all DO respect"?

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19505 posts, RR: 58
Reply 30, posted (11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
Considering some 'news' outlets such as NBC has a history of doctoring stories, it's possible that these tweets could have came from folks in the media to stir up more racial tension.

That's a heck of an allegation. It's the sort of allegation that shouldn't be made without very sound evidence.

For those of you saying how she's pretty but you wouldn't bang her, let me remind you:

This is a beauty pageant, not a strip show (even with the swimsuit contest). The trick at a beauty pageant is to look pretty without looking "sexy." The hair, makeup, and dress are all carefully chosen so as to emphasize beauty over sex appeal (and they are two very different things).

If she wanted, she could alter her wardrobe and makeup in such a manner that just about any heterosexual male mouth would hang slack while other parts would be...er... not so slack.   In other words, she chose to dress like a beauty queen because she was in a beauty pageant. If she had chosen to dress and groom like a stripper, she would have lost the pageant, even though she would have looked sexier.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 31, posted (11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 25):
The problem in the US is, there are some pockets of society, either geographic or demographic, that are significantly more racist than others. However, on the flip side, there are some that are exactly the opposite, celerating diversity and enjoying the multiculturalism and all that it brings.

I think there's even a larger--probably the majority IMO--that really don't give a shit one way or another what color someone's skin is.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30):
That's a heck of an allegation. It's the sort of allegation that shouldn't be made without very sound evidence.

Did you catch the George Zimmerman 911 tape by any chance?

Or the myriad photos that most media outlets have doctored and darkened/lightened skin on through the years?


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19505 posts, RR: 58
Reply 32, posted (11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 31):

Did you catch the George Zimmerman 911 tape by any chance?

Are we talking about him?


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 33, posted (11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Ok, I usually feel attracted to and tend to end up with women who are darker than myself, especially with black hair (which means starting in southern Europe, Africa (North and subsaharan), the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and central and South America). This is possibly something left over from my childhood, which I partially spent in Spain and Portugal (where my brother and myself were the only blond kids on the block).
With this girl, I´d like to see her in her normal attire, with her normal expressions (not those exagerrated emotional displays for the camera), with little or no make up and I´d like to talk to her to check if she is not just another dumb bimbo.

But I have to say that in the second picture she looks quite attractive.

As for the complexion thing, it was not that long ago that us European cherished that pale "blue blood" look. Up to the age of industrialisation the hard and dirty jobs were mostly outside in the agricultural society and working class people usually were tanned from being outside in all kinds of weather. Rich people could afford to stay inside, so the badge of upper class was a pale skin as a sign that they didn´t have to do physical work outside.

Fast forward to the 1920s: Society has changed and most hard and dirty working class jobs are now inside factories or mines. The workers live in lightless Victorian slums and are pale due to almost never being in the sunlight.
The rich people though can now afford to travel and to spend their free time outside e.g. on the beach, loafing.
So the badge of status became a tanned skin, especially in winter, to show that one was rich enough to be able to afford to travel somewhere warm when all the plebs were slaving in the factories.

Basically one still sees this distinction in countries with a large, manual work, agricultural sector or countries which have just recently changed from such a status to industrialisation.

Jan


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 34, posted (11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 32):
Did you catch the George Zimmerman 911 tape by any chance?

Are we talking about him?

Well you did ask for "sound evidence".
You can do through the comments of any given news story, Youtube, Twitter etc and find tons of ignorant, bigoted racist statements by anonymous cowards. How is the Miss America pageant any different? If I was Nina Davuluri, I'd be pissed as hell that the press used an important lifetime event to divert attention to Internet trolls.
Perhaps it's up to the lamestream media to cough up the 'very sound evidence' of such hateful people. So far, not a single person has come forward voicing those bigoted opinions.

Quoting lewis (Reply 29):
Most of those "true Americans" can't even seem to be able to ty...

They probably don't even exist.



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11574 posts, RR: 15
Reply 35, posted (11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Beauty is a matter of opinion. She is pretty to me, sure. But, to me, not as beautiful as, say Vanessa Williams, if we are judging strictly women. There are stunning pics of Sarah Palin. Or Hillary Clinton. Or Bella Abzug. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ever see that Twilight Zone episode?

People get a weird look when I say I think Kevin James is attractive. That's me. I don't judge you for.... whatever it is you think is attractive.

Get over it.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7250 posts, RR: 5
Reply 36, posted (11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30):
If she wanted, she could alter her wardrobe and makeup in such a manner that just about any heterosexual male mouth would hang slack while other parts would be...er... not so slack.

Doc you're a gay male you have no basis to make a judgement call like that.


User currently onlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8468 posts, RR: 2
Reply 37, posted (11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

India has unlimited pretty women, just like any country with 100s of millions of people.

She looks good, but come on. There is nothing amazing in those photos.

Our US mainstream media has yet to discover today's Indian women. By all means, let's support more attention on them.   


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 38, posted (11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30):
For those of you saying how she's pretty but you wouldn't bang her, let me remind you:

Actually we (I) said how she's not that pretty but we'd bang her anyway !



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 2168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

It's a bit ironic if you think about it. The New World was discovered in an attempt to locate a new route to India. We're coming full circle folks!

Quoting texdravid (Reply 22):
India is a hypocritical nation on skin color. A self hating, white wannabe hypocritical nation.
Want another example? Look at the actress Frieda Pinto.

There is some merit to that. In the past few months I have worked with several Indians (all Gujarati too, oddly enough) and they have all at some level commented on that in various conversations. Many Indian mothers are particularly protective of their children getting "too brown." As a white guy who is about as WHITE as they come (I don't tan, I crisp), that's a rather bizarre concept. You're brown, I can see you're brown, and it doesn't really matter how brown you are, because you're brown. A similar dynamic is found in the black community regarding how black someone is. I don't understand why that dynamic exists in the communities because someone is still brown or black, but it's there.

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 25):
The problem in the US is, there are some pockets of society, either geographic or demographic, that are significantly more racist than others. However, on the flip side, there are some that are exactly the opposite, celerating diversity and enjoying the multiculturalism and all that it brings.

I'm not sure why you state that's a problem in the US. That's a problem everywhere.


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