Tuesday, October 25, 2016



Dallas Elotes Cart Says They Won't Shut Down After Allegations of Racism and Cultural Appropriation

Elotes is a simple dish — but it's not proving so simple for Corn Connection, a Dallas elotes cart that's been accused of racism and insensitive cultural appropriation.

A Facebook post by community organizer Luz Hernandez calling for a boycott of Corn Connection, an elotes stand in Dallas, spread like wildfire once Hernandez made the post public, and it set off a viral avalanche when Hernandez was verbally attacked on the internet by one of the business’ former workers.

Hernandez originally posted a picture of the Corn Connection cart and employees, and she captioned it, “Please don’t support this Columbusing ass company, the Corn Connection, in Dallas. YT ppl [white people] selling elotes – SMMFH.”

Aside from borrowing its logo, interlocking Cs from Chanel, the business also borrowed its product, elotes: a Mexican dish of corn, mayonnaise, hot sauce and cheese that's found its way onto an increasing number of American menus in recent years.

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9 comments:

Dean said...

And another adult with a three year old mentality takes to the internet screaming, "Mine, mine, mine," The idea that only Mexicans can produce or eat 'their' food is total juvenal idiocy.

Grow up, Ms. Hernandez, and celebrate the fact that Mexican cuisine is finding a foot hold in this country.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals just like to sit around all day long and go WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

Anonymous said...

If they are going to whine, the least you should do is to provide the cheese.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Or throw them a bone

stinky said...

Mexicans invented mayonnaise? And all this time I thought they approprated it from the French.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Every febury we have to put up with the Black History Month while the NEA and NAACP spew all their lies about so called black acheivments which is a load of bull kaka

Anonymous said...

The United States is the melting pot of the World and has the most "cultural appropriation" of any country.

Darzee the Tailorbird said...

From melting pot to smelting pot in just a few years

Anonymous said...

If one wanted to consider cultural appropriation then every non-Anglo culture doing business in the West today is guilty of cultural appropriation be using the banking system or numerous other adaptations of western society they have culturally appropriated. The same has happened in Australia. If a non-indigenous person does anything that could be interpreted as being of indigenous origin that they are racist whereas the opposite is encouraged. I call foul on that faux outrage.