September 16, 2013
By Elizabeth Barrett Sullivan, Curator of Exhibits Last night, Nina Davuluri (Miss New York 2013) was crowned Miss America 2014. Ms. Davuluri is of Indian descent, ran on a “diversity” platform, and apparently performed a Bollywood-like dance for her talent. I have to admit that I didn’t watch the pageant. However, the pervasive backlash that arose after her crowning caused me to take note. 
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