Racism, 911, and Miss America

Where the buck stops

Neil Newton: Blogger and author of the novel “The Railroad” on Amazon.com

Two things happened recently to make me review my views on racism. The first was a post by a muslim friend who lamented the attacks on all Muslims shortly after the anniversary of 911. The second was the crowning of Nina Davuluri as this year’s Miss America and all of the blowback on the internet from some of my fellow Americans who clearly could benefit by a dose of reality.

Before I go on and become self-righteous I will give my Muslim friend and Miss Daviiuri my respect for taking the spiritual high road and not responding in kind to the mindless garbage that littered the internet regarding both Muslims and the acceptance of an Indian American Miss America. My muslim friend used her deep spiritual values to show that Islam and terrorism are not related and to…

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