Vegan and Woke

When vegan neurosis meets woke neurosis, a lot of craziness happens:

When Afia Amoako became a vegan five years ago, she said she didn’t see herself reflected in the community, which was dominated by wealthy white women.

They often touted recipes—”African peanut stew” or “Asian stir fry”—that rely on racial stereotypes, said Amoako.

“One, they don’t look like you, and, two, they are appropriating your food. Those are ways to turn racialized people away.”

16 thoughts on “Vegan and Woke”

    1. What I don’t get is why anybody would mind. I’m happy if people want to make borscht. We are proud of this dish in Ukraine and want people to enjoy it. It’s really no loss to me if somebody eats it and likes it.


      1. “We are proud of this dish in Ukraine…”

        Well, that’s it in a nutshell. If you belonged to an actual “race,” you would so obviously feel differently. Because it’s a well known scientific fact that recipes are biologically determined. That’s how they get their identities.

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        1. When I had a severe form of gestational diabetes, the diabetician said, “Borscht??? No! Beets, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots – this will spike your sugar so badly!”

          I still ate borscht – while measuring my blood sugar with every spoonful – and it stayed perfect. A Ukrainian body can’t react badly to borscht!


          1. “A Ukrainian body can’t react badly to borscht!”

            See, one learns something new every day. In my early 20s, I had a girlfriend of Ukrainian ancestry for a year or so. She never shared this important dietary fact with me – no wonder we broke up.

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  1. After reading about the criticism of “achievement-based admissions at elite schools like New York’s Stuyvesant High School,” I at first accepted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s arguments about diversity and racism. However, reading the quote below makes one wonder how many policies pretending to help underrepresented minorities in practice would help white kids from elite families most of all.

    When progressive elites are “particularly troubled by the Asian-American work ethic and the difficult questions that it raises about the role of culture in group success,” they are troubled by their first meeting with mass immigration threatening their status, with first signs of true global competition over their (very few in US, let alone in global terms) jobs.


    Asians make up over 60 percent of the students in the specialized schools but only 15 percent of all students in the city school system. Hispanics are 6 percent and 41 percent, respectively; blacks, 4 percent and 26 percent.

    As Dennis Saffran pointed out in City Journal several years ago, however, “the more ‘holistic’ and subjective admissions criteria that de Blasio and the NAACP favor would be much more likely to benefit children of the city’s professional elite than African-American and Latino applicants”—and penalize the Asian-American kids who have aced the SHSAT in such numbers. “The result would not be a specialized high school student body that ‘looks like New York,’ but rather one that looks more like Bill de Blasio’s upscale Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn.”

    In short, for the University of California to “look like California,” the number of Asians would have to be cut in half, and the number of whites increased proportionally much more than blacks or Hispanics.


  2. Why isn’t it widely reported? BLM is facing a great backlash:

    // California Black Lives Matter Leader Charged with Five Felonies, Faces 15 Years in Prison

    Black Lives Matter leader Tianna Arata was arrested last month by the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) after a protest she organized turned violent.

    The 20-year-old California-based activist organized a demonstration involving more than 300 people who blocked a highway and attacked a vehicle with a 4-year-old child inside.

    According to police, Tianna Arata assured the SLOPD ahead of the rally that it would be a peaceful protest.

    It wasn’t.

    The San Luis Obispo DA this week filed five felony charges against Arata, including four felony counts of false imprisonment, and one felony count of conspiracy.

    She was also hit with three misdemeanor charges: resisting or obstructing a peace officer, inciting a riot, and unlawful assembly.

    Arata is facing 15 years in prison.

    Newsweek reported

    “I just turned 20 last month, there’s so much that I want to accomplish,” Arata told The Tribune. “And I’ve been through so much struggle in my life that dealing with this, it’s just, like, I want to be able to overcome it and to go on to the new steps of my life.”


  3. Sorry, tuns out Tianna Arata is NOT facing 15 years after all. Still, filing criminal charges, or even threatening to, may have an effect:

    // Officials in California slammed a “misinformation” campaign that claims that a “peaceful” Black Lives Matter leader who was arrested last month is facing 15 years in prison

    Police Chief Deanna Cantrell said the activist illegally led some 300 demonstrators onto Highway 101, where they blocked traffic … police said protesters smashed the window of a car with a 4-year-old inside and accused Arata of hitting another vehicle with a flagpole.

    Social media exploded with claims that Arata faces up to 15 years in state prison — but San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said that’s not the case, noting that prosecutors are still weighing whether to file criminal charges.

    “The review will involve examination of all of the evidence that includes many social media posts, video evidence, witness statements, and other evidence,” he said in a statement Monday. “It is likely that additional investigation will be necessary before making a criminal filing decision.”

    “… Although the San Luis Obispo Police Department has listed numerous charges that they believe the evidence supports, the decision of what charges to bring is completely within the District Attorney’s authority and responsibility.”


  4. Aifa Amaoko is a wanna-be an Instagram influencer and she is using the political climate to do some PR for herself. Judging by the name, the article is written by a white girl who wants to hip and woke and get some traction for herself. We are getting played by people who ride the wave to progress their careers. The more we pay attention to this hysteria, the more it will swell.


    1. This sounds right.

      Remember those girls in Oregon who learned in Mexico to make a certain kind of tortilla, and made and sold it back home? The Mexicans said oh good, nobody here is making that type of tortilla and we don’t have enough tortillas, thank you for stepping up to contribute. The white people said they were appropriating food and recipes, and hounded them out of business, if memory serves.


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