The new Miss America’s Indian heritage has caused some controversy. Really, people? Really?! Her parents are immigrants. So what? She is an American. My grandparents were immigrants. My father is American. He doesn’t identify himself as Italian-American. Neither do I.
Frankly, it makes me nuts when someone who was born in the United States and whose family tree has several generations born in the U. S. identifies themselves as [something]-American. People born in the the United States are Americans.
However, I found this very intriguing news bit about racism in India. Fair skin is coveted, to the extent that darker skinned people bleach their skin in order to look whiter. Read about it here.
You’ll find this CNN news clip here very interesting indeed.
Isn’t it ironic that those with darker skin are coloring their skin to be lighter whereas many whose skin is lighter are spending money and time getting darker?
People are weird.