Eating Tacos is Racist

20Apr16

This was published April 18th on BreachBangClear.com

Eating Tacos is Racist [The Deadly Scourge of Cultural Appropriation]

Chris Hernandez

You may have heard of the recent, tragic incident that horribly traumatized many innocent people. It made national news, disturbing video of it has been shared on social media, and it’s had an impact far beyond the people immediately involved. This incident and the evil behind it threaten to destroy the very fabric of our society.

What? No, not the latest terrorist attack. I’m talking about something far worse.

A white kid wore dreadlocks in college.

A white kid with dreadlocks! Run for your lives!
A white kid with dreadlocks! Run for your lives!

 Yes, Cultural Appropriation has reared its ugly head in America. This white college kid had the gall, audacity, and White Privilege to steal dreadlocks from African culture (dreadlocks were also Egyptian, Viking, Greek, Spartan, Indian, Sufi Muslim, Aztec, and maybe even Jewish, but whatever). Despite the horror I’m sure you’re feeling, please muster the courage to watch the video. If you dare.

I know what you’re thinking: “That evil racist deserved far worse for what he did.” And many people agree, the white victim of harassment and assault was 100% to blame. Sure, maybe the black woman technically assaulted him, but come on. He appropriated her culture. And that’s unforgivable.

There have been other egregious instances of cultures being wrongly appropriated. Miley Cyrus dared to twerk. Coldplay and Beyonce made a video set in India. About 684,000 white celebrities pissed off Kareem Abdul-Jabar by wearing cornrows. Justin Bieber won the crown jewel of racism by wearing cornrows and dreadlocks. College students in the UK ordered gay men to stop stealing women’s culture by dressing in drag and acting like black women. A white couple stole black history by jumping a broom at their wedding, even though Europeans used to jump brooms at weddings too. And as another observer noted, the black male student in the above video appropriated Inspector Gadget culture.

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Here’s a definition of Cultural Appropriation (CA), from racerelations.com:

 “Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, or artifacts from someone else’s culture without permission. This can include unauthorized use of another culture’s dance, dress, music, language, folklore, cuisine, traditional medicine, religious symbols, etc. It’s most likely to be harmful when the source community is a minority group that has been oppressed or exploited in other ways or when the object of appropriation is particularly sensitive, e.g. sacred objects.”

Notice the definition includes the terms “unauthorized use” and “without permission”; you see, if black people had told white people “It’s okay to have dreadlocks”, there wouldn’t have been an issue. And that’s where the entire silly, stupid, racist concept of CA falls apart, and the point I can’t even sarcastically pretend to take it seriously anymore.

Like many far-left ideas, CA requires us to stop thinking of people as individuals and instead lump them together by race or ethnicity. “All blacks/Mexicans/Koreans/whatever minority think white people need permission to use any symbols of their culture.” That’s pathetically stupid and overtly racist.

Read the rest at http://www.breachbangclear.com/cultural-appropriation/

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Chris Hernandez is a 20 year police officer, former Marine and currently serving National Guard soldier with over 25 years of military service. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and also served 18 months as a United Nations police officer in Kosovo. He writes for BreachBangClear.com and Iron Mike magazine and has published two military fiction novels, Proof of Our ResolveLine in the Valley and Safe From the War through Tactical16 Publishing. He can be reached at chris_hernandez_author@yahoo.com or on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ProofofOurResolve).

 

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10 Responses to “Eating Tacos is Racist”

  1. I am Spanish, French, English, Irish, Scottish and German. Can I pick from each of the cultures or am I limited to only one? Do I need permissions from the Magic Irishman to eat potatoes and get drunk or the Magic German to eat sauerkraut and drink beer? Like most Americans, there is a strong probability of a black ancestor at some point, do I have to give up okra and The Blues until I have the genetic testing done?

    Since, I am Spanish and French and both laid claim to Mexico at some point can I still tacos? Does Mexico and Vietnam have to give up on the pastries they learned so well from French occupation?

    Wait…

    My wife is Polish and American Indian. Do I get to share some of her cultures or do I need permission? Three of my children are part Mexican does that entitle me to tacos? I did after all have to pay for Spanish classes in order to be allowed to adopt them.

    Wait, since Washington, Jefferson, Smith, etc. are not African names who is giving permission for black folks with those names to keep them (that one will get me in trouble with the PC police!).

    I am so confused…

  2. 2 Joe in PNG

    Never thought I’d see a call for a return to Segregation and “Separate But Equal” in my lifetime.

  3. 5 CM Kaberline

    I understand that correcting someone’s grammar is also considered racist. If that’s the case, why have grammar?

  4. 7 bob

    Sumbuddy PLEASE throw some flux into the melting pot and skim the dross!
    bob

  5. 8 KHorn

    Incidents like this reinforce the fact that any encounter with an SJW must be recorded. She was trying to set up a nice little victim claim. Notice how, despite the fact the video clearly shows he never puts her hands on her, she keeps shouting “don’t put your hands on me.” If there wasn’t a video, you know she would have reported him as assaulting her. You can tell by the smug, self satisfied look on her face that she suddenly loses when she knows the incident was on video. Right then she knows the game is up.

  6. 9 DaveWolfy

    Let us consider that the lass in the video considers herself African in some way ( how far back do we want to go ?) – should she then conform the way she expects the lad to do ?
    Perhaps she should remove her shoes , in the pictures of Stanley meeting Livingstone none of the natives were wearing shoes.


  1. 1 Random Shots – The Armed Christian

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