Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Milk is Now Racist! Didn't You Know?!
You know the old saying, “Milk does a body good?” Well, it does, and you’re a racist.
Samantha Diaz, a writer for California State University-Long Beach’s (CSULB) newspaper “D49er,” wrote an article this past Monday asking the question, “Milk, new symbol of hate?”
In case you're not familiar with Diaz's article/argument, here you go:
The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to drink milk, despite the potential detriment it has on non-white people’s health.
Diaz references a study that states that 75 percent of African-Americans are lactose intolerant. Therefore, touting the health benefits of milk ignores non-white people, and is intrinsically racist.
“It may not surprise you that the United States was founded on racism,” Diaz added, by way of explanation. “That every institution we uphold has racist roots that are sometimes difficult to catch and even harder to fight against.”
Diaz goes on to argue that white nationalists and neo-nazis are using milk as a form of white supremacy.