Culture Nazis Shut Down Burrito Shop for Being ‘White-Owned’

The social justice warriors, or should I say culture justice warriors, were desperate to add another notch their bedpost as they worked to screw over hard working Americans.

A pop-up burrito shop in Portland, called Kooks Burritos, was selling “authentic” Mexican food. However, since the owners of the shop were white, it was “cultural appropriation” and that simply won’t fly with an SJW around.

I don’t see the problem. I make “authentic” Mexican food at home, with food that I buy at the local farmer’s market. Should I be banned from buying these authentic ingredients and making dinner for my family because I am white? Perhaps I also should not make any Italian dishes either?

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Federalist Papers reports:

Kali Wilgus and LC Connelly are owners … were owners … of Kooks Burritos. They took a trip to Mexico to pick the brain of the local tortilla makers and brought their cooking secrets back to the states.

“I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” Connelly told Willamette Weekly.

“They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before rolling it out with rolling pins. They wouldn’t tell us too much about technique, but we were peeking into the windows of every kitchen, totally fascinated by how easy they made it look. We learned quickly it isn’t quite that easy.”

This interview caught the eye of America’s culture warriors and when it was all over, Kooks Burritos shut down and the owners tried to disappear off the face of the map.

It started with self-appointed culture Nazi, Bob Hopkinson who apparently spends his time drinking coffee, engaging in “direct action,” and writing emails.

Connelly told Willamette Week“On the drive back up to Oregon, we were still completely drooling over how good [the tortillas] were, and we decided we had to have something similar in Portland,” she continued,  “The day after we returned, I hit the Mexican market and bought ingredients and started testing it out. Every day I started making tortillas before and after work, trying to figure out the process, timing, refrigeration and how all of that works.”

I just have a hard time understanding how these women are being chastised for starting a business that serves one of the most common foods in the world. You can’t go ANYWHERE in America without seeing a Mexican restaurant within 30 minutes from you .

But the women also have their supporters:

“Are you all suggesting that Andy Ricker close Pok Pok? Should John Gorham close Toro Bravo? … If learning how to make a food from another culture and selling it is now considered cultural appropriation, then why not take this issue up with the successful PDX businesses that have been doing this at a much larger scale for years, and stop harassing these two women struggling to start a small business.”

What do you think? Were they out of line or is this liberalism to the extreme? Let us know in the comments.

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