Affirmative action took a punch in the gut Sunday night, as a white Miss America was crowned. Yeah, there are some nasty Tweets by feminists (I saw one by the loathsome Sarah Silverman, for example), but who cares.
Excerpt from NBC News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Savvy Shields, Miss Arkansas, is the new Miss America.
Shields topped a field of 52 contestants to win the crown and the title of Miss America 2017 on Sunday night in Atlantic City. She succeeds the outgoing Miss America, Betty Cantrell.
Shields performed a jazz dance to a song from the TV show “Smash,” for which she won a preliminary competition earlier in the week.
The pageant from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall included contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico — as well as the first openly gay contestant.
When you visit #missamerica on Twitter, this Tweet has been at the top of the page all day. Great work by a great saboteur, getting our message out.