If you thought your basic food products were safe from the ever present threat of subtle racism, think again, as writers for college newspapers are now claiming that your milk is a “symbol of hate”, quietly plotting its racist agenda from the safety of your refrigerator.
Unfortunately, this story is not satire, as staff writer Samantha Diaz for California State University’s newspaper The Daily 49er claims, “White nationalists and neo-Nazis using milk as form of racial supremacy”.
Diaz asserts that milk is not the benign source of nutrition that most people think it is, but rather represents racism and white nationalism at its worst.
When you think of milk, what first comes to your mind? If you’re a millennial, you probably think of strong bones, Got Milk? commercials, or maybe eating your favorite cereal while watching cartoons on a Saturday morning.
What about racism? White nationalism? If you’re having trouble finding the connection between these institutions and milk, you’re not alone. You, along with the rest of the nation, have been so accustomed to hearing the benefits of milk that you probably didn’t even realize the subtle racism hidden in our health facts.
The writer goes on to inform the reader that the United States was founded on racism and every institution in the country is meant to reinforce the idea that certain races are inferior to others. Of course, she mentions voter ID laws, state educational testing and even federal dietary guidelines as example of deep seeded racist ideas meant to suppress entire ethnicities.
Milk is not only a racist symbol, according to Diaz, but it is also being used as a weapon to negatively impact the health of African Americans under the guise of helping the body develop “stronger bones”. Diaz cites a Mother Jones article (which probably explains her ultra leftist views in the first place) to state that osteoporosis affects Africans at a significantly lower rate than White people, thus the drinking of milk is somewhat “detrimental” to their race when compared to caucasians. If you are struggling to make sense of that statement, don’t worry, you are no alone.
Using the Mother Jones article as a basis for her argument, Diaz then goes on to describe how racists from the online forum 4chan trolled Shia LeBeouf’s anti-Trump project “He Will Not Divide Us” by brining jugs of milk and chugging them in front of his live webcam.
These facts about milk were brought to attention by a scientific magazine that got trickled down into the world of 4chan, where the facts were distorted and exaggerated to fit a racist rhetoric for white supremacy. The online trollers decided to take their milk jugs to the public using Shia LaBeouf’s social experiment livestream project, “He Will Not Divide Us,” which began as a protest against President Donald Trump. The installation has since been shut down by the host, The Museum of Moving Images, for being being “a serious and ongoing public safety hazard,” according to a February article by USA Today.
This is the basis that white supremacist milk chuggers used for their bring-your-own-milk-jug party using Shia LaBeouf’s camera to advance their hateful message. In an effort to prove their masculinity, a dozen middle-aged white men showed up shirtless, shouting about how they need to “secure the future of our diet and the future for milk drinking.” One man proudly displayed his neo-Nazi tattoo while spitting milk into the livestream camera.
Finally, the student writer in California determines that because milk is more beneficial to white people, who have a higher rate of osteoporosis when compared to Africans, it is inherently racist to encourage the drinking of milk for all Americans. She also claims that white supremacists and neo-Nazis are using their ability to process milk as a “racially superior” slight to minorities.
Remember that this is the dietary guidelines for Americans. I want to emphasize that last word. These guidelines are for Americans. This means they should reflect the health needs of the ethnicities that make up America which, news flash, isn’t just white people. And since the African American community in the U.S. is continuously rising, it seems only logical to acknowledge that while something may be beneficial for one group of people, that may not be the case for another.
These differences are now leaving the world of health and spilling into our political and social lives. Milk has now become a symbol of racial superiority for white nationalists and neo-Nazis, claiming that their ability to process milk makes them racially superior.
So the next time you grab a carton of milk from your fridge, be forewarned that you are only helping to suppress minorities and spread a culture of white supremacy, according to a generation of liberal college students at least. The scariest part of this story is that some day these students will be business managers or, in the worst case scenario, part of our country’s political leadership.
Let’s hope that Samantha Diaz never becomes the CEO of a milk company, or you might be eating your cereal with water in the future. I wonder if she shares the same views regarding chocolate milk, or is that the ultimate conundrum for leftists, as if they campaign against it they are racists and now if they support the drinking of it they are also racists.
Milk isn’t the only thing to newly branded as racist by the left, as students at Valley High School in Iowa were slammed for “blatant racism” after daring to wear red, white and blue attire during a sport events.