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Old 09-14-2017, 01:04 AM
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How do these people sleep hearing all of their dog whistles?!?!!?...

‘Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins’ Study Deems Pumpkin Spice Lattes ‘White Privilege’

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According to a study from a University of British Columbia scholar, pumpkins aren’t just vegetables, they’re a racial issue, and pumpkin spice lattes are an example of white privilege.

In a study titled “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins” — yes, that’s seriously what it’s called — Lisa Jordan Powell “examines the symbolic whiteness associated with pumpkins in the contemporary United States.”

In the study, Powell discusses pumpkins through the lens of racism using a few different examples . . . including an entire section devoted to the problematic-ness of pumpkin spice lattes. “Although the PSL was celebrated as a company and cultural success in 2013, one year later it was firmly hitched to discussions of white female identity and consumerism as both a dismissive, racially coded slur and a rallying counterpoint,” Powell writes.

Powell explains that the PSL craze led to people calling the white women who enjoyed them “basic” which led to these so-called “basic” women writing “editorials about their right to ‘like what they like’ and not be ridiculed,” while “African American uses of the term and of its analysis fell further out of the conversation.”
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Oh, FFS.

At least they can't get their panties in a knot over chocolate, it comes in both brown, dark brown, and white.

I have to laugh over things like this. Once again, one could find 'racial bias' in virtually anything, if they try hard enough, and they certainly got their exercise on this one.
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Oh, FFS.

At least they can't get their panties in a knot over chocolate, it comes in both brown, dark brown, and white.

I have to laugh over things like this. Once again, one could find 'racial bias' in virtually anything, if they try hard enough, and they certainly got their exercise on this one.
Pumpkin flesh is orange or yellow. Pumpkin pie is brown. Where the hell do they get "whiteness?"

Many years ago, my grandma and I cross bred pumpkins and gourds to get a Bone White Pumpkin. Thick creamy flesh that made wonderful pies. I guess that makes me a racist?
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I dunno which is worse, writing a story about Pumpkin latte being racist, or starting a RW nut outrage about someone else thinking a pumpkin latte is racist. Wait, I do know.
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I dunno which is worse, writing a story about Pumpkin latte being racist, or starting a RW nut outrage about someone else thinking a pumpkin latte is racist. Wait, I do know.
Who is being outraged?

When common everyday things are suddenly being painted as racist (after all, some minorities even equate 'white privilege' with racism) it's rather annoying after a while.

While I really dislike Pumpkin Spice anything, so what if someone else does? Apparently, the author of the article feels because it is favored by a certain group, who's skin is light, that automatically makes it a 'racist' thing.

As with many words, the over use dilutes the true meaning of the word, and the absurdities it's applied to further devalues it. They are hurting themselves, no one else.

I see it as rather sad, a desperate grasping to justify their own racism, and 15 minutes of fame.
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I would have never heard of this had not some uber conservative not posted it. rage on.
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Who is being outraged?

When common everyday things are suddenly being painted as racist (after all, some minorities even equate 'white privilege' with racism) it's rather annoying after a while.

While I really dislike Pumpkin Spice anything, so what if someone else does? Apparently, the author of the article feels because it is favored by a certain group, who's skin is light, that automatically makes it a 'racist' thing.

As with many words, the over use dilutes the true meaning of the word, and the absurdities it's applied to further devalues it. They are hurting themselves, no one else.

I see it as rather sad, a desperate grasping to justify their own racism, and 15 minutes of fame.
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I would have never heard of this had not some uber conservative not posted it. rage on.
You viewed this thread, just as I did.... to see what was on it. Does that make either one of us 'outraged'? Nope.

Apparently, you've never seen or read something, and just shook your head in wonderment, and moved on. Or in this case, read a post, and done the same.

I give equal time to stupidity from the left, as I do from the right.
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Ok yea, uber conservative don't pass extremely spun outrage stories to keep themselves all fired up. Got it.
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You viewed this thread, just as I did.... to see what was on it. Does that make either one of us 'outraged'? Nope.

Apparently, you've never seen or read something, and just shook your head in wonderment, and moved on. Or in this case, read a post, and done the same.

I give equal time to stupidity from the left, as I do from the right.
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How do these people sleep hearing all of their dog whistles?!?!!?...

‘Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins’ Study Deems Pumpkin Spice Lattes ‘White Privilege’
Thanks for the article. It's good to know how the academics are using their time. One of the "researchers" is at UNC Chapel Hill. Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt is a professor of Southern Studies. It's also interesting to know if any peer reviewed journal would publish this effort. In this case it's "GeoHumanities" under the umbrella of Taylor and Frances.
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You viewed this thread, just as I did.... to see what was on it. Does that make either one of us 'outraged'? Nope.
So out of curiosity, how many pages of right-wingers whining will cause you to recognize people as "outraged"?

There's another thread around here talking about how FOUR YEARS AGO, ONE CUSTOMER had a problem with the Christmas music.
Four pages later, post after post of right-wingers exaggerating that onto "liberals" in general.

The right-wing poutrage machine is real.


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Ok yea, uber conservative don't pass extremely spun outrage stories to keep themselves all fired up. Got it.
Thread after thread after thread on this forum.
And yet, if somebody on the left posts a story and likewise generalizes the population (like with racism), they get bent out of shape and think that's awful.
These individuals will actually proceed to bring up that offense in other unrelated threads to show how much of victims they are ...
... while completely failing to recognize their own guilt.

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