It`s that time of year again when pumpkin flavored everything hits the store shelves. Unfortunately this time of year also brings with it lots of white privilege and racism in a cup in the form of pumpkin spice lattes. Most of you probably wouldn`t know that you are indulging in white privilege with every pumpkin spiced latte you drink. Have no fear though, the social justice warriors have come to the rescue and banded together to identify and condemn this evil custom.
“According to a study from a University of British Columbia scholar, pumpkins aren’t just vegetables, they’re a racial issue, and pumpkin spice lattes are an example of white privilege.
In a study titled “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins” — yes, that’s seriously what it’s called — Lisa Jordan Powell “examines the symbolic whiteness associated with pumpkins in the contemporary United States.”
In the study, Powell discusses pumpkins through the lens of racism using a few different examples . . . including an entire section devoted to the problematic-ness of pumpkin spice lattes.”