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Breaking News: French Food Is Now Racist

Recently a professor at the University of Connecticut found another example of rampant white dominance

It seems that dining on French cuisine is considered a brand of whiteness and for that the left has no tolerance

French food you see is presented in a way shaped by an upper and middle class norm

Causing people of color to dine like white people therefore the white principle of etiquette causes all to conform

So let’s flip the script on these broad brush strokes of profiling stupidity for just a moment

And force the French to dine like people of color at least according to television ads as a form of atonement

It seems a great majority of broadcast commercials feature black families eating at a fast food diner

Apparently ad executives feel black people have a penchant for preservatives, high fructose corn syrup and meat parts held together with a binder

So let’s put a French family in the same restaurant to figure the complexities of a meal with a toy

This family will first have to get past that everything in the seating area is vinyl or plastic making it hard for the meal to enjoy

Next a napkin was included but the salad, fish, and dinner fork, salad knife and teaspoon were replaced with a disposable spork

There was not a bread plate to be seen nor a cup and saucer, a wine glass or a sommelier for the wine to uncork

There was a very haggard looking woman to advise there were only two ketchup packets allowed per guest

That was okay as the refined palate was already in fear of the two slabs of questionable beef with a special sauce that might be hard to digest

Upon completion of the meal the family gladly disposed of the allegedly recyclable paper goods in the trash container

After a lifetime of dining on real plates with actual silverware, never returning would be a no-brainer

However a valuable lesson was learned when this family realizes the mustard required for the choucroute garnie was forgotten while driving to the picnic on the lawn

At the stoplight they would not have to rap on the glass of the low rider with tinted windows and ask “Pardon me sir, would have any Grey Poupon?”

Did Hollywood Sanction White Privilege

Growing up in the fifties movies and television influenced impressionable minds

The images flickering across the screens produced ties that binds

Before Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, television was that era’s social media

If information was needed a phone wasn’t in play just the cumbersome encyclopedia

The politically correct industry has preached emphatically about white entitlement

The media railed against this unthinking concession with vile resentment

Social media, aspiring candidates, and celebrities decry this birthright

However, these same groups promoted this concept to keep all things white

As kids we sat in front of the black and white console clad in our Mickey Mouse ears

And watched the white t-shirted white kids sing and dance as Mousketeers

The whiteness of this group wasn’t an issue as we kids were all fans

However the brightness coming through the picture tube made us all wish for Ray Bans

Cartoon characters drawn in black were sassy cats, crows, or an agitated duck

If you were looking for a black role model you were out of luck

Amos and Andy, Tarzan’s natives and Our Gang’s Little Rascals with Buckwheat

Were stereotyped caricatures and all part of Hollywood’s quiet deceit

The entertainment industry grew a conscience after discovering a third color of green

It just may not be pure poison to show a person of color on the silver screen

American Bandstand showed bands playing both pop music and soul tunes

One realized all people could enjoy music and dance on Saturday afternoons

Weekly shows demonstrated that blacks and whites could interact

Networks added black people cast in recurring roles that had an impact

Star Trek’s Uhura, Mannix’s Peggy, and Julia all had starring roles

Give Mission Impossible’s Barney wire and a battery, he could sabotage bad guys’ controls

The pre-cable/satellite network industry flourished in the next couple of decades

However detective shows and wealthy elite sagas were best viewed through shades

Shows of color seemed to morph into thirty minute comedies of kids cracking wise

Creating a real life classroom situation that teachers grew to despise

Finally networks and movies began to show leadership roles in a different light

Corporate boardrooms seeing a depleting viewership realized all stars need not be white

Diversity became the collective buzzword to keep their investors in tow

One wouldn’t want any bad publicity leaking to the press to damage their profitable show

Politically correct agendas were trumpeted by those stepping from around the corner

Award shows became bully pulpits for high profile celebrities ranting in mock horror

Public Broadcasting lectured all with a haughty attitude preening for their pretentious fans

While watching the British comedies, Downton Abbey and Poldark through their Ray Bans

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