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Vegan soup for the cultural appropriator's soul food.

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And why is Hari annoyed on behalf of black people, anyway? Isn't he misappropriating black people's cultural resentment? Or is every non-white person's resentment interchangeable with that of every other simply by virtue of them all not being white? Is Hari also bitter about Korean tacos? And if so, is it from the Korean angle or the Mexican one? How does he feel when, say, an Arab plays the didgeridoo? Does he have hard stories about having to eat fry-bread on the res because the white man stole his naan?

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen reserves at seat for comedian Hari Kondabolu at the vegan soul food restaurant where the only appropriation is of the African Hebrew variety, the cultural resentment is just labeled "ethnic" and there's not much to be found in the arguments about who should be mad about what.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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