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originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: seasonal
Apparently Portland is unaware many Mexicans have white skin.
I thought the left wanted to celebrate diversity and part of that being one another's culture and food. I'm sure if the opposite happened, a white chef came out and said "I'm not cooking #ing burritos, I'll stick with French cuisine thank you very much" that they'd complain he's a racist for not cooking Mexican food.
originally posted by: whywhynot
Hmmm if that's a good idea why stop there? Let's segregate other things by ethnicity.
originally posted by: DrumsRfun
Music and food are fair game to create and recreate for everybody.
I guess I can never make Jamaican jerk chicken,lasagne,tacos etc etc ever again.
No more playing Hendrix or Chuck Berry riffs on my guitar anymore.
These people either have no life or are just brain dead...or both.
originally posted by: Ohanka
I might look white but I actually identify as a Velociraptor. Yeah.
Now I'm free to start my dinosaur-themed burrito stand in Portland, Oregon.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: seasonal
CMON! Not so long ago I spitballed that SJW's crazy cultural appropriation BS followed to its logical climax would have white people 'not allowed' to cook and enjoy and share ethnic foods they've managed to learn how to make.
I even started writing a satire piece about it havent gotten around to posting.
My whole point was meant to be sarcastically enlightening, not actual real world policy.
originally posted by: AutonomousMeatPuppet
It sounds like people were upset that the two ladies were bragging about stealing the tortilla recipe in Mexico when the local women wouldn't share it.
I don't believe they hurt those Mexicans though. If anything, they promote them.
White people are nearly 50% more likely than people of color (POC) to own a business in the state of Oregon. Ownership builds wealth in ways that employment does not. The racial wealth and small business lending gaps in the US are pronounced, which allows white folks to open new businesses more easily. These white-owned businesses hamper the ability for POC to run successful businesses of their own (cooking their own cuisines) by either consuming market share with their attempt at authenticity or by modifying foods to market to white palates. Their success further perpetuates the problems stated above. It's a cyclical pattern that will require intentional behavior change to break.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: knowledgehunter0986
I think no matter what your political persuasion, we ought to all agree that good food is good food, and I would hope almost everyone agrees they really don't care who cooks it.