There she goes… Miss America

In case you missed it, the Miss America pageant happened last weekend. Miss New York, who looks distinctly mid-Eastern, won. When I was growing up, the composition of that pageant contestants was so homogenous that I knew I could never participate (my last name was Italian, I had brown hair, I was chubby and – most of all – I hated getting dressed up). Now the faces on stage truly do look like a multi colored ethnic rainbow.

So while I am still not sure why we need a Miss America, or how we can choose one girl and say she is better than all the rest, at least they are getting the changing of America’s face right. Good for them.