Keyboards just have a way of bringing out the racist in everyone. Gotta love America.
But a harsh reality is that Miss America, would never be Miss India. They’re about as messed up when it comes to colorism as other people are. A former coworker always discussed how her darker Indian family members were discriminated against, and even her own mother warned her to keep her daughter out of the sun so she wouldn’t get dark. She also used to joke about the Fair & Lovely skin lightening commercials that permeate the airwaves in India. Coincidentally, Fair & Lovely is a product of Unilever, who also makes Dove.
As Lakshmi Chaudhry, sarcastically but truthfully, wrote on First Post, “That gorgeous chocolate may play as exotic in the West, but in India, we prefer our beauty queens strictly vanilla — preferably accessorised with blue contact lenses.”
-“An Indian-American Was Crowned Miss America & The Racists Reared Their Ugly Racist Heads” by Yesha Calahan via Clutch Magazine