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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Racism

We have made so many great advancements in civil rights since this country was formed. We pride ourselves in being the melting pot of the world. Every year, countless people flock to the US for a chance at a better life because of the opportunity we offer to such a diverse group of people.

So when history is made and a woman of Indian descent manages to win the Miss America pageant, why does the nation feel the need to run to Twitter and try to squeeze in as many racist insults they can into 140 characters?

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