[Sca-cooks] Food and racism and colonialism
agora158 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 17:22:37 PDT 2012
Interesting discussion about racism as taboo topic in this list. For
me, born in Latinamerica but living in Europe for the most of my adult
life, it was not easy to reconciliate myself with my Spanish
ancestors, a part of those Europeans who emigrated to the New World in
the 16th century.
They plundered and killed and stole all the food we eat now, corn,
potatoes, tomatoes, chili, beans, coffe, sugar, spices. They were
deeply racists and didn't see one of the cultures they met as their
Quite a joke. The biggest part of Englishmen, French and Spaniards
were illiterate, many of them convicts and felons. They met Maya and
Inca civilizations which were superior than them, but lacked weapons
and horses and weels. It was the only reason of their victory.
The whole history of food is an history of colonialism and racism.
Weird not being able to discuss it here.
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