RACISM IS EVERYWHERE, EVEN IN SPICED DISHES FROM SOUTH ASIA.
That's right. "Curry" is the anglicized form of the Tamil word "kari," and as everyone knows, no one has ever transliterated and adopted a word from another language outside of white English speakers.
Therefore, if you decide you want to appreciate south and southeast Asian culture through the delicious spices the region is known for, you are an evil and unrepentant racist.
Don't just take my word for it.
In a BuzzFeed video posted earlier this year, Chaheti Bansal, 27, called for people to "cancel the word curry".
"There's a saying that the food in India changes every 100km and yet we're still using this umbrella term popularised by white people who couldn't be bothered to learn the actual names of our dishes," she said.
Speaking to NBC News last week, Bansal added: "Curry shouldn't be all that you think about when you think about South Asian food."
I'm sure Chaheti, being the woke food scholar that she she is, could tell us the nuances in cuisine every 100km between Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany!
It's not like other cultures generalize food that's unfamiliar to them. Again, it's just an American [read: white supremacist] thing.
Also, said white supremacists never generalize food names and dishes from European nations. Just ask the local pizza joint that totally represents the complete array of Italian cuisine and not just some Sicilian favorites.
Oh, and make sure to ask the citizens of Vienna and Frankfurt how one of the most iconic American dishes honors them with the name "hot dog."
It gets even better though.
Apparently, the term "curry" is DEEPLY "rooted in white, Christian supremacy."
Associate professor of religious studies at the University of Vermont, Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst, claimed that the word is rooted in "white Christian, supremacy".
"The word curry does not exist in any South Asian language to my knowledge," Morgenstein Fuerst said, adding: "Curry is one of these words that most historians attribute to the British bad ear."
"There's a long history of imagining what we would call Indian food as exotic and sought after," she continued, claiming that Indians catered to the palates of European colonisers.
Morgenstein claimed that the British wanted food that was spiced but not too spiced.
"They wanted food that was spiced, but not too much. Fragrant, but not smelly," Morgenstein said.
"And that lack of temperance, in our food, or in our emotionality, is a problem," she said. "That's one of the things that is rooted in white, Christian supremacy."
You've gotta love it. Those white, Christian supremacists and their delicate palates are what it's all about, not just the human tendency to familiarize things. It's not like people from Asia might try to make imported dishes from Latin America taste more like home, or that the Lebanese shawarma and Italian pasta I had in Addis Ababa tasted like the berbere spice that is famous in Ethiopian food.
Nope, once again, it's all about those evil white people, and if you think that's silly or racist, then YOU are the problem.
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