Got milk? If you do, you’re a racist

Got milk? If you do, you’re a racist
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“Milk, the longtime staple for growing children,” advises Mic.com‘s Jack Smith IV, who writes about technology and inequality, “is now the new, creamy symbol of white racial purity in President Donald Trump’s America.” And he’s got proof.

“The last time you saw a Nazi chugging down a glass of cool, white milk,” he writes, “it was likely Christoph Waltz’s character in Inglourious Basterds.” That’s probably true, but how do the actions of a character in a work of fiction serve as evidence of anything?

Ah, but Smith IV has come prepared. First, he points to a group of neo-Nazis cavorting bare-chested and chugging milk outside New York’s Museum of the Moving Image at the site of what used to be Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art installation. When asked about it, the protesters claimed their cow juice sipping was actually a stance against the “vegan agenda.” But, hey, who you gonna believe — them or a technology and inequality writer for Mic.com?

There’s more about how people in some regions of the world have higher lactose tolerance, which also shows how milk drinking is racist, but after while your head starts to hurt.

So let’s examine some other, arguably more reliable, data about milk consumption. The graph below comes to you courtesy of the U.S. Department of Argiculture and tracks use among different ethnicities. While the graphic reveals that non-Hispanic blacks drink less milk than other ethnic groups, Mexican-Americans drink more milk than non-Hispanic whites during the formative years of infancy through age 11 and consume the same amount during the roughly three-decade span from age 20 to 49.

USDA

If milk drinking is a white supremacist act, someone should tell the Mexicans that.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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