The runner-up in Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant was Miss Texas, a woman of Mexican ancestry from here in McAllen. She arrived home today to media applause for ignoring all that conflict around Trump. There’s big money in those pageants; that’s how they convince many women to participate in them. One could ask of this young woman, what price dignity!? But it must be said, most Americans are far removed from their immigrant ancestors & don’t identify in solidarity or insult.