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June 11 2018

Bourdain vs. the Social-Justice Warriors

via Wall Street Journal
by Elisha Maldonado

People are mourning celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain all over the world—from Kurdistan to South Africa, from Gaza to Mexico. That may surprise American social-justice warriors who have turned food into a battlefield for what they call “cultural appropriation.”

“When you’re cooking a country’s dish for other people,” an Oberlin College student wrote last year, “you’re also representing the meaning of the dish as well as its culture. So if people not from that heritage take food, modify it and serve it as ‘authentic,’ it is appropriative.”...

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