Food Racism. No, I'm not kidding.

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by PretzelCorps, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Take talk of food racism with grain of salt - CNN.com

    'Food racism'? Are you serious!? At what point does this idiocy leave racism and start trespassing on culture? Mexicans eat goddamn tacos!! I don't think it's unreasonable at all to say so.

    Hell, they should be proud of it, tacos are delicious.
     
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  2. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    Bob Griese is one of the worst sportscasters I've seen in awhile. But, I don't see the problem with what the he said.

    The other guy that commented on Tiger Woods - that seemed wrong, over the top.
     
  3. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    I'm a little offended by what he said. I agree with Navarette that on a scale of 1 to 10 it's about a 4, maybe a 3. It's somewhat insensitive but not that big a deal.
     
  4. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    Huh. That's interesting. If one would think that fried chicken and collard greens were offensive, why wouldn't saying a Mexican is out eating a taco also be offensive?

    I wouldn't really scream racism over that, it's more stereotypical, IMO. I hear all sorts of things of that nature pertaining to being Southern or Texan...so to me it's not that big a deal, although sometimes irritating.

    It's still uncouth and unnecessary to make those sort of remarks though.
     
  5. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    Well in such matters tone is everything. Just from reading the account of Zoeller's comments you can tell with what tone it was said. I couldn't get a feel for Griese's tone, but like I said Griese isn't my favorite sportscaster and I could believe that he said it in a snide way.
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm with CO. It's about halfway (maybe a 4 like CO on a scale of 10) when it comes to being offended by the remark because it's really is just a thin veil covering the obvious racial remark. "He's probably off doing something Mexican" is what was under the statement itself.

    I do believe racism can be construed through food however, but I think calling it "food racism" is fucking pathetic. I could say, "50 Cent is probably eating fried chicken and watermelon somewhere" and I would most definitely get burned by the media and other rights activists. The fact is that food is just one of many things that can bring up racism since food tendencies are integral in identifying different races. Every race has a specific food style so calling someone out like that or insulting them like that is akin to racism.
     
  7. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    :dunno: It's rather innappropriate for a public broadcast, but if I apply this to myself ("Where's PretzelCorps?" --> "Eating bacon with maple syrup, drinking beer, and saying 'eh!'") I just fail to see how such things could cause such a stir. Because I do eat bacon with maple syrup, drink beer, and say "eh!". Quite frequently.
     
  8. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    That's true PC, but there isn't a history of making disparaging remarks by minorities about non-minorities and making stereotypical comments like that. When a comment is made like that many times they are because there is a hint of racism to them. I'm not saying that's the case 100% of the time however.

    I will say those comments are made now by comedians like Chris Rock and George Lopez and I object to them. I don't like racial comments and if minorities are going to object to Michael Richards for example for using the N-word, then they have to object to Rock saying Cracker and honkey and making stereotypical remarks also.
     
  9. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Okay, point taken --> There's really no historical or racial tension between Canada and Mexico (that I know of), so I guess I should count myself as a little distant from the conflict.
     
  10. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    I was watching the game when Griese made the taco comment. It was during the Ohio State/Minnesota game last weekend. The hilarious thing about it is that Juan Pablo Montoya is Colombian, not Mexican.

    I think this sort of thing is a little ridiculous to be offended by, to be honest. If a broadcast crew in Europe said an American was off eating cheeseburgers I would laugh.
     

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