If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.
Anthony Bourdain samples a Bhang lassi
On his No Reservations television program, Anthony Bourdain visited a “Government Authorised” Bhang Shop in Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan (in India). The proprietor offered him three varieties of bhang lassi (not even kidding):
"normally strong, super duper sexy strong, and full power 24 hour, no toilet, no shower."
Think he went for the one in the middle. I might have gone for the first one just to be safe.