Democrats and socialists opposed to “cultural appropriation” should no longer hang out in Italian restaurants and eat pasta, says a hilarious and pointed editorial by Michael Barone of Real Clear Politics.
If cultural appropriation is wrong, then all of it is wrong, reasons Barone…who is of Italian-American descent.
We must “stamp out” this “hijacking” of Italian cultural heritage, argues Barone.
In school lunchrooms, pupils should be required to “show proof of Italian ancestry” before ordering a slice of pizza.
Supermarket clerks must “require similar proof” from those buying pasta, he continues.
But the article is more than Swiftian satire. Barone also laments the state of “cultural appropriation” paranoia at colleges, where some white teens are taught that it is wrong to listen to hip-hop or folk music from other cultures.