As when Christoph Waltz’s character in Inglorious Bastards drinks a glass of milk and a character in a pivotal scene of Get Out sips the cow secretion, dairy milk has long been embraced as a symbol of white supremacy.
Before moving on to an obscure justification for its claim.
Aside from 'lactose-tolerant' white supremacists, cow’s milk really is the perfect drink of choice for all (even unwitting) supremacists, since the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings. PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto.
PETA also linked to an article which showed white supremacists apparently drinking milk as a way of deliberately insulting people of colour who are lactose intolerant. Which, if true, is obviously pretty ridiculous to any reasonable minded person.
White supremacists are guzzling cow milk in an effort to mock people of color who are lactose intolerant 😡 https://t.co/HyCzd4wfjc
Of course, the ethics of the dairy industry are hotly contested. indy100 encourages everyone to make up their own minds and do their own research on this issue. But even vegans have taken issue with PETA’s attempt to link milk-drinkers to white supremacy.
Unsurprisingly, the tweet and point behind it are being widely condemned. Even those who care passionately about animal rights have berated PETA, saying this is not the best way to get people to put their differences aside and make the welfare of animals a priority.