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The Bizarre Link PETA Claims: Milk and Racism


In an article that blurs the line between reality and satire, PETA has made a bold claim - that co


w's milk is steeped in the throes of white supremacy. This statement, which has left many perplexed, warrants a deeper exploration to sift through the details of the claim and understand the basis of this correlation.



The origin of this claim traces back to a PETA article written in 2017, then updated in 2021, which highlights that white supremacists are using milk emojis and photos of themselves drinking milk to emphasize their 'whiteness'. The assertion has caused a stir in the scientific community, particularly among geneticists who refute the notion that the ability to digest lactose - a primary component of milk - is exclusively associated with a particular race or ethnicity.



This seemingly absurd association between dairy consumption and white supremacy has permeated popular culture, subtly reflected in movies like Inglourious Basterds and Get Out. These films subtly incorporate scenes of characters consuming milk, which according to PETA, is a nod towards the controversial narrative of milk as a symbol of white supremacy.


Critics of PETA's claim argue that it grossly misinterprets scientific data and stretches it to fit an ideological narrative. They assert that the ability to digest lactose is a result of a genetic mutation that occurred among Europeans, but this does not indicate supremacy or dominance over other racial or ethnic groups.



The key takeaway from this examination of PETA's claim is the necessity for critical thinking and informed discussions. While it is easy to get swept up in controversial claims, it is crucial to question their validity, delve into the scientific basis, and understand the context before forming an opinion.

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