Imagine that the blacks are rioting, burning everything and slaughtering us, and these Jews come out and start talking about white people’s racist foods.
Just sit for a minute and try to imagine the mind that can be so bold. It is in some ways awe-inspiring.
White privilege. White supremacy. White fragility. Whiteness. For the academic left, there’s no aspect of life which cannot be shoehorned into a relationship with these terms.
Law (yes, law) professor Mathilde Cohen of the University of Connecticut recently gave a talk at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Nanterre in which, according to The Times, she argued “French eating habits reinforced the ‘dominance’ of white people over ethnic minorities.”
“By this,” Cohen says in the clip below, “I mean the use of food to reinforce whiteness as a dominant racial identity.
“The French meal is often presented as the national ritual to which every citizen can participate equally. But French food ways are shaped by white middle- and upper-class norms … and the boundaries of whiteness are policed through daily food encounters.”
Cohen says a “strategy” by which non-whites in France try to “act white” is eating typical French food — like pork. With regards to her specialty (law), Cohen notes French schools are exempt from “having to accommodate dietary requests based on [students’] identity.” The “default” for schools are “white, Christian norms.”
Mathilde Cohen est chercheuse au @CNRS et prof de droit à l’université du 🇺🇸Connecticut.
Elle vient dire à @sciencespo à Paris que la cuisine française est raciste, dominée par les blancs.
Envie de la gaver d’accras antillais et de rougail réunionnais. pic.twitter.com/pDGztyCoxX
— Jérôme Godefroy (@jeromegodefroy) June 25, 2021
Cohen’s seminar was based on her academic paper “The Whiteness of French Food Law, Race, and Eating Culture in France.” The paper makes use of the concepts “food studies, critical race theory, and critical Whiteness studies,” and “sheds light” on the allegedly “neglected area” of food and race.
French food itself has retained a surprising level of homogeneity and structure in the face of colonialism, successive waves of immigration, and a growingly diverse population. Foods marked as foreign are either exoticized or Frenchified, reenacting, the republican model of integration according to which immigrants must assimilate into French culture and comportment in order to belong and not remain perpetual outsiders. Couscous is an example of a food which has been domesticated to exist according to what suits the White palate. …
[C]ouscous has become growingly political, having been embraced by the left as a token of inclusiveness and challenged on the far right as a symbol of non-Whiteness. The popularity of public gatherings of progressive political and civic leaders in which couscous is served to symbolize a commitment to antiracism (couscous républicains) contributes to a narrative of French universalism whereby cultural appreciation of foreign foods validates the superiority of republican values.
Apparently, there was some backlash to this.
But it doesn’t matter. They will just come back with it, yet again, as they always do.
For those interested in more of this content, here’s another lecture from the same Jew.