Wandering through the internet last week I was pointed to an article about “how to know if you are a hipster racist”
I didn’t give it a read at the time but came back to it today and reading it made me realise how this totally connected to the piece in Thrillist that pointed out that there are few black people in craft beer, that got a hell of a lot of beer people in a tizz back in 2015.
Couple this with a further story from 2015 about how barbecue food is racist and it now all becomes clear.
When you go to any craft beer bar, food hall, or street food gathering you seldom see any faces that are any colour other than white.
Its full of young hipsters, old hipsters, hipster parents; all strongly in the IC1 category, loving the diversity of their food but not of their company.
Sure, there might be some BAMEies cooking and serving the food but luckily they wear gloves because who wants to eat something that has come into contact with non-Caucasian hands, which they probably haven’t washed anyway.
No, so long as the Chinks, the Wogs and the Negros know that their place is hemmed in behind a counter, shackled to a hot grill and waiting on their fair-skinned masters then every one can enjoy some jolly good grub.
In fact, better yet, just get some whites to set up their own food stalls and culturally appropriate the food of the lower castes and then we never need to feel even slight pangs of guilty as we tuck into to our food in our monochromatic atmosphere.
This is of course all complete bollocks.
There is something rotten at the core of this craft movement but it isn’t racism.
This is a nod to the collectivists, the neo-segregationists, the social justice warriors and the painfully illiberal liberals.
These fuckers will eventually eat themselves.
And probably set up a street food stall and charge £10 a plate for the experience.
Thanks for reading.