Comments for ModVegan http://modvegan.com modern vegan living Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:03:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Comment on Amazon Buys Whole Foods: The Future of Food by ModVegan http://modvegan.com/amazon-buys-whole-foods/#comment-173 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:03:58 +0000 http://modvegan.com/?p=1305#comment-173 Thanks so much, Dean! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Comment on Amazon Buys Whole Foods: The Future of Food by dean wolfe http://modvegan.com/amazon-buys-whole-foods/#comment-172 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:05:33 +0000 http://modvegan.com/?p=1305#comment-172 Love this post. It’s really the tip of the iceberg, what Amazon’s move signifies.

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Comment on Why I’ve fully had it with FullyRawKristina by ModVegan http://modvegan.com/fullyrawkristina/#comment-170 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:25:23 +0000 http://modvegan.com/?p=1293#comment-170 Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by! I completely agree. No matter how privileged her environment may be, I’m sure Kristina has had to endure discrimination and perhaps even downright hate. But, like you say, that’s not really the best response she could have made to the issue. It would have been more appropriate for her to stand by the video WITHOUT bringing her own issues into it. Of course, Kristina has the right to express herself however she chooses as long as she isn’t hurting anyone, but I do hope she holds herself to a higher standard.

The issue with Bucaram is a little more complex, and hopefully doesn’t relate much to Kristina herself, aside from the fact that she probably shouldn’t be comparing herself to the average immigrant. Bucaram’s administration was definitely a disaster, and it’s so difficult to say – even now – how much corruption was involved (especially since, as we know, nearly every administration has it’s own fair share of bribery, etc.). Not sure if you read Abdala’s comments on her tweet..I found it a little odd to see him gush about how famous she is, but I guess he’s just a proud uncle?

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Comment on Why I’ve fully had it with FullyRawKristina by Libertadora http://modvegan.com/fullyrawkristina/#comment-169 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:28:11 +0000 http://modvegan.com/?p=1293#comment-169 As a student I had many classmates that were of Arab, Persian, and South Asian descent. Given that we were going to what would be deemed a “prestigious research University” a good portion of said classmates, were at least upper middle class (With the few international students what were straight up members of their country’s elite). Economically they had some definite privileges, however most of them (particularly those who came from immigrant families) had some form of discrimination story (ranging from consistent random searches in the airport to more aggressively ugly stuff). While money goes pretty far in the states, outside of academic institutions having brown skin and an ethic name can subject you to a decent amount of cruelty. K’s family might not have the same narrative of a migrant worker but there are decent amount of immigrants whose narratives begin with a slightly privileged background. That being said, the issue that I take with her is how she used her ethnicity as a deviation from the subject at hand. She brought up her experience with discrimination and comments about her skin color as proof of how un-racist she was, while failing to realize that It’s completely possible to be a both a victim of racism by one group and to then be racist towards another group. Furthermore it distracted from the apology by directing the audience’s sympathy towards her. K’s tendency to illicit sympathy/admiration as a distraction from legitimate criticism is her main problem because it keeps her from listening and learning.
….Meanwhile the Abdala connection is rather disturbing to say the least given that in Ecuador the Bucaram family has a bit of a reputation for being corrupt and Abdala’s administration was disastrous and demagogic. I’m not saying that FRK is a dangerous populist responsible for economic theft BUT I don’t like that the Bucaram political family could use the pretty face of an American internet vegan to soften their public image.

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