Actually, what really upsets me about this whole situation is that didn’t happen in the United Kingdom since it would be fun to say that she was as British as chicken tikka masala.
On the other hand, she is in the US which doesn’t have a deceptive national dish.
But, the US is supposed to be the melting pot, but that doesn’t seem to work for Desi culture. That’s a crying shame to me since I wish there were more Indian restaurants and it wasn’t so hard to find Dhansak on the menu when you do find one.
Even worse, when the reaction to a Desi Miss America is to provide a barrage of ignorance.
Which makes me wonder how you two feel being associated with that part of US society such that you have to hide your Desi identities?