All fast food is “food”. Id agree Taco Bell is a “Food like Substance” that “Approximates Mexican food”.
And while I agree there is some great “Mexican” food run by real Mexicans - a lot of it is bastardized to American tastes. Just like “Chinese” food.
I’ve actually been to both Italy and Mexico, and agree that a lot of stuff in America is an approximation. Like in some cases you can’t get the same ingredients, and that makes a difference. O
There was this new pizza place that I it up that claimed to use actual bread from Italy. Well, the flour etc is from Italy. And made like in Italy. I ate A LOT of Margherita pizza in Italy - it was cheap and delicious. But while they imported the flour, they were using shredded mozzarella, not the slices of fresh mozzarella. At least the basil was fresh. But they half assed it and it wasn’t the same.
Oh, well then they are being very authentic.
Ironically it is Asian/Pacific Islander Month. PBS has a really good documentary they are running about the history of Asian Americans.
What a lame ass excuse for the bigotry; that drawing is clearly based on an Asian stereotype.
And all this time I thought conical hats, yellow skin, slanty eyes and Fu Manchu moustaches were part of Minstrel stereotypes!
decades ago, when i lived in MO, that may have been the case, but the last time i was there a few years ago there were plenty of mexican restaurants with plenty of people of mexican descent in them. this place is even evidently in the area i used to be familiar with. but i’ve never heard of it. still, MO has racists all over the damn place.
“Take everything the store, put it in a giant torilla and call it a burrito” is from Northern California
though you can get one almost anywhere
… except Southern California
It’s so clearly that, I’m confused by their response. Did they mean that the racist caricature was made by Hispanics, so it’s not racist? (Which…whoo boy.) Or, far less plausibly, that it’s supposed to be a sombreroed, bandito-mustached, yellow-faced Mexican? Not one of those interpretations is the defense they think it is.
Word; either way, it sounds exactly as bad as what it obviously is - a shitty excuse for their obvious bigotry.
Agreed. When I moved to NY from MO where I grew up, it was actually a point of frustration because I couldn’t find a single Mexican restaurant that was hispanic-owned. All of this tex-me rubbish and fake-ass “street tacos”. In fact, in Kansas City, my commute to the school I worked in doing after-school arts stuff, I passed both the best tortilleria and taco shop I’ve ever been to.
And as @Grey_Devil says, Tex-Mex isn’t Mexican. It’s like Bryan Adams covering a Mariachi song.
I saw Racist Pinata open for the Meat Puppets one time.
Two years ago I was passing through Festus, Missouri, and stopped for lunch at a Mexican place that seemed pretty authentic from the menu and definitely staffed by Mexican-Americans. Most of the diners were white Americans like me. Very good food, casual atmosphere, I would go back. I think it was Pachanga’s but I’m not sure – in the strip mall on the East side of the highway.
In princilple there should be no problem here. There is an ancient prototype pictured:
The beard and color shows an old imperial image. Yellow, as the emporers refer to the legendary “yellow King” (“Yellow”, because of the mighty “yellow river”, which carries a lot of yellow slit. Its wrong to assume, the skin-color of chinese is yellow). So yellow was the chosen color of the cruel imperial surpressive and parasitic government, luckily finally toppled over by the people.
Not only by the communists and faschists, but also chinese democrats. Principially a good deed, but eventually horribly executed.
Would be similiar to a white smiley with Kaiser-Wilhelm-Beard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_II,_German_Emperor.
If the guests of the mexican bar had knew this?
Speaking of Bryan Adams…
Assuming that tweet is real…
Holy crap, Bryan Adams! You’re supposed to represent braniacs sans dipshittery. You know better.
Do better. Live up to confidence we have in you.
Thank you for the confirmation. And that’s fucked up.
(I didn’t mean to question, save the probity of Twitter.)
Note that he didn’t just post it to Instagram or Twitter; he made sure it went to both.
Yeah, that’s why I dragged him, specifically. ‘Cause it cuts like a knife.