Professors Call Out Beer And Beethoven As The Latest Examples of Racist Bias

There is a virtual cottage industry among academics in publishing papers that declare common terms or items as forms of white supremacy. This inexhaustible source for publication expanded this week with professors finding new forms of prejudice in common parlance and drinks. The problem is that if you really need a drink after reading that your referencing “Beethoven” is proof of your racism, you cannot even reach for a beer without reinforcing a separate beverage-based bias.

 

In column in Slate, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Christopher White declared that referring to composers like Beethoven and Mozart by one name is a form of white supremacy. After all, White explained, it creates a “habitual, two-tiered” method where white composers are referenced by one name while women and minority composers are referred to by their first and last names:  “These canonized demigods became so ensconced in elite musical society’s collective consciousness that only one word was needed to evoke their awesome specter.”

White calls for an end to such “mononyms of music history.” I guess I will have to research the full names of Beyonce, Madonna, Sting, Cher, Bono, Pink, Seal, Adele and others.

For many, messing with Beethoven is still better than messing with beer. However, Virginia Tech sociology professor David L. Brunsma, has declared that beer also reinforces white supremacy. His co-authored book, Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It, is marketed as a game changer:  “From the racist marketing of malt liquor to the bearded-white-dude culture of craft beer, readers will never look at a frothy pint the same after reading Beer and Racism.”

Craft beers are singled out as examples of racism. As explained by University of New Mexico professor Eli Wilson, it is long overdue to call out such beer lovers: “maybe a little bit of guilt: after the 10th beer festival you’ve been to where it is a bunch of pretzel-necklaced white dudes with beards and potbellies, it gets kind of old, you know?”

The ultimate racism recreation is presumably having an actual “Beethoven Beer.” 

Brusma also declared on Twitter that Vice President Mike Pence’s usage of the term “the American people” during the vice presidential debate was racist and a dog whistle.

If so, it is a dog whistle blown daily by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:

 

120 thoughts on “Professors Call Out Beer And Beethoven As The Latest Examples of Racist Bias”

  1. The only reason why these people are professors, rather than wild raving lunatics in subway stations, is because this rhetoric is deemed socially acceptable.

    It’s the Emperor’s New Clothes of Academia. These academics’ intellectual capacity is bare. But as long as they package key words, like systemic racism and the patriarchy, then the public sagely nod their heads in agreement.

    It’s just crazy talk. It deserves a backlash of condemnation.

    Vote responsibly.

  2. There is no doubt that one can find racism under every rock. Beetoven is racist. Beer is racist.
    Three blind mice
    Three blind mice
    See how they run
    See how they run
    They all ran after the farmers wife
    She cut of their tales with a carving knife.
    Did you ever see such a sight in your life.
    Three blind mice.
    The mice were black blind (disabled) mice and the farmers wife was white.
    Racist I tell you, racist!!!

  3. Speaking of racism, there is a new George Floyd video out of a previous arrest, a year older, where he cried and acted the fool too. And probably swallowed a fentanyl pill.

    “One past arrest that could come up at trial is a May 2019 incident in which defense attorneys say Floyd acted in a similar way.

    Body-camera footage from the day Floyd died shows Lane and Kueng approaching a panicked Floyd, who says, “I’m not a bad guy!” and struggles, begging not to be put in a squad car. Gray wrote that the video shows Floyd had something in his mouth that looked like a fentanyl pill, which disappeared. Autopsy reports show Floyd had fentanyl in his system.

    Gray and Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s attorney, wrote that during a May 2019 arrest, Floyd wouldn’t listen to officers’ commands, put something in his mouth, had to be physically removed from a vehicle, then began to cry. In that case, several opioid pills were found, along with cocaine, they wrote.

    Nelson compared Floyd’s behavior in both arrests, saying: “Clearly, Mr. Floyd had a modus operandi in the way he acted when approached by police officers while attempting to conceal narcotics.”

    Keegan said even if the officers had no knowledge of the 2019 arrest, defense attorneys could argue Floyd had a habit of swallowing drugs, acting scared, crying and struggling when approached by police.

    Gray wrote that Floyd shares blame for his death.

    “All he had to do is sit in the police car, like every other defendant who is initially arrested,” Gray wrote. “While attempting to avoid his arrest, all by himself, Mr. Floyd overdosed on Fentanyl. Given his intoxication level, breathing would have been difficult at best. Mr. Floyd’s intentional failure to obey commands, coupled with his overdosing, contributed to his own death.”

    Nelson also honed in on Floyd’s past drug use, writing that bringing up Floyd’s history of drug addiction is “not an attempt to assail Mr. Floyd’s character.” But, he said, Floyd most likely died of “fentanyl or a combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine in concert with his underlying health conditions.”

    https://www.kimt.com/content/news/Defense-attorney-highlights-George-Floyds-past-crimes-and-drug-use-572371871.html

    Here’s a link to the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7reJpf-23o

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. The fentanyl level in his femoral blood has been known for months. It’s a middling value for an overdose death. And, yet, four police officers are facing felony charges. There is no justice when Democrats are in charge.

    2. Good comments …but Squeeky(Squeaky) Fromm? Really? Doesn’t add weight to the comment if you’re using a Manson family name.
      She’s the one who tried to kill Ford.
      But…I don’t know …maybe you’ve got a boyfriend named Tex, too?? 😄😉

  4. Put another log on the fire!
    Cook me up some bacon and some beans.
    Go out to the car and lift it up and change the tire.
    Wash my socks and darn my old blue jeans.
    ECT.

  5. When I was a little girl I would watch my father conduct this masterpiece many times……my mother sang in the chorus while he conducted. Then when i was older, i played the violin part in his orchestra. It was thrilling….But wait! We were originally from Louisiana, so we were just a bunch of coon-arse racists!! No wonder we had a hankeriri’ for Ludwig von B.

    1. Before too long, dark lager will be banned. The white froth is on top of the dark beer. It is only a matter of time before Pool, Billiards and Snooker are changed – as the racist white ball hits the other colored balls.

  6. Apparently the USA has about 60 African-American owned craft breweries. Here are top breweries to try according to “Wine Enthusiast” (www.winemag.com):

    18th Street Brewery
    Cajun Fire Brewing Company
    Crowns and Hops Brewing Company
    Green Bench Brewing Company
    Metier Brewing Company
    Montclair Brewery
    Rhythm Brewing Company
    Soul Mega
    Union Craft Brewery
    Weathered Souls Brewing Company
    Harlem Brewing Company

  7. RACIST CHARGE ABOUT DRINKING HAS ONE GRAIN OF TRUTH

    Marijuana was outlawed in the 1930’s largely because its consumers were mainly Blacks and Hispanics. Consequently Marijuana laws became an all-too handy pretext used by police to Stop & Frisk non-whites. This pattern has continued right up to the present. In fact, long after Marijuana laws were reformed by many states, cops were still harassing non-whites on Marijuana suspicions; even in big, Blue State cities. Only a few years back, one study revealed that a significant percentage of Black Males in Washington DC struggled to find employment as a result of Marijuana convictions.

    In her debate with VP Pence, Senator Harris announced that a Biden Administration will at last strike down Federal laws against Marijuana; a reform that is long, long overdue. Interestingly public opinion polls have shown, for many years, that most Americans consider Marijuana less dangerous than Alcohol. Even Republican respondents to polls consider Pot safer than Alcohol.

    1. Is it the same commala that sent blacks to prison (while DA) for weed, but smoked it herself while laughing?
      We can sure trust her!
      /s

      1. commala caught & released the pink/gray anonymous who spends her tired sad life calling trolls ….trolls

    2. I have no objection to a federal law legalizing Marijuana. Good for them. But it’s not a “high” priority issue.

  8. Interesting! The Left often cites polls ‘ among college-educated ‘ individuals. So if they value college educations as some bench mark of intellectual achievement . . . . . . what sort of education are these individuals being taught? Hhmmm ?

  9. Yeah, Kurt is partying like it’s 1939. But the party’s almost over.

    Axios today.

    “Republicans, win or lose next week, face a big — and growing — math problem.

    The state of play: They’re relying almost exclusively on a shrinking demographic (white men), living in shrinking areas (small, rural towns), creating a reliance on people with shrinking incomes (white workers without college degrees) to survive.

    Why it matters: You can’t win elections without diversity, bigger population centers and sufficient money.

    Flashback: Before President Trump, the GOP acknowledged all this. Then-RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in his “autopsy” after Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012:

    “We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian and gay Americans and demonstrate we care about them, too. We must recruit more candidates who come from minority communities.”
    What’s happening: Trump threw that out and realigned the GOP base away from suburbs and wealth, and toward working-class whites in small towns.

    New Gallup polling finds Trump remains above 50% with rural residents, white men and white adults without college degrees.
    But he has dropped nine points just this year with suburbanites — falling with both men and women — to 35%, after winning them in 2016.
    Republicans have hemorrhaged support among suburban women during the Trump years. Now, the GOP even struggles in exurbs.

    Trump’s plaintive pleas to these vital voters have become a 2020 punchline. “Suburban women, you’re going to love me. You better love me,” Trump said last night in West Salem, Wis.
    Another GOP drain: Voters are no longer following the traditional pattern of getting more conservative as they age.

    In what Axios demographic expert Stef Kight calls the “liberal youth revolution,” millennials and Gen Z are sticking with the Democratic Party as they move through adulthood.
    The demographic wind shear is also hitting Republicans financially, the N.Y. Times shows in a new analysis.

    In ZIP codes with a median household income of $100,000+, Biden beat Trump 3-to-1 in fundraising, “accounting for almost his entire financial edge. In the rest of the country, the two were knotted closely.”
    Trump’s sweet spot: Areas averaging $50,000 or less.”

    1. Hey Joe Friday. You’re a white man, isnt that right?

      What kind of self hating person adores the notion of the demise of his own demographic’s political influence?

      You are a self-hating kind like that. And you have a lace curtain mentality, ever aping the opinions of people in a higher income tier than your own, ever busy proving your fitness to people richer than yourself by slamming Trump. Pathetic! I know the kind, we see them in social circles, virtue-signaling their willingness to deny their own kind, hoping to curry favor with some muckety muck within earshot. Really weak!

      And we’re gonna find out, we gonna find out

      1. Kurtz, sorry that smell of reality woke you up to the dead horse you are riding and will soon be beating. We are Americans and not limited by our race. Good thing because we are a small percentage of the world population, which is becoming less racially isolated, not more so. Have fun with the bagpipes and square dances – good stuff – but maybe learn the Electric Slide and Uptown Funk.

        Watch these (mostly) white people dance! You’ll like it.

        1. whatever, you’re on older geezer than me. I listened to funk when I was young and was there when Chicago house emerged in the clubs. For now I like the bagpipes

          oh gee! market’s taking a beating. GOOD THING i BOUGHT THE VIX

          I think I’ll go close out some of my short positions now too. or gee maybe let it sink a little more first https://www.google.com/finance/quote/GOOG:NASDAQ

        2. @ Joe – thanks for passing that video along. The dancers are amazingly talented and a joy to watch. The video synced to the music pulls it all together nicely. Combining vids and music from vastly different era is a reminder that creativity and inspiring human performances transcend time. Good art really is a unifying force for sure. Thank you!

        3. giggling bosoms at 2:12, sexual objectivation alert!
          I am also offended by the cultural appropriation at 1:14 or so, a white woman in a “qipao” style garment– outrage!

          somebody go tattle on this Joe Friday for posting this offensive material! LOL

          1. Bruno Mars (Uptown Funk) is part Puerto Rican, Philippino, Jewish, and Spanish. Born in Hawaii, his father is from Brooklyn, his mother, the Philippines.. Helllloooooi!

            1. @Joe- Interesting about Bruno. So many performers have interesting back stories. The good ones make it look easy, but its not.

              Fred Astaire, who is in a number of the dance pieces, was a first generation immigrant. He was the son of Frederick Austerlitz, who emigrated from Austria in the 1890’s. The family Anglicized their name to Astaire during the first world war. Looking back over 100 years, its difficult to imagine the discrimination and prejudice that they endured because of their ethnicity. There are no doubt similar stories among many of the other performers if we were to take the time to research them.

              Watching (and listening) to them perform it is inspiring to think about the travails that they overcame to became icons in our shared culture.

    2. Did You know #WalkAway’s founder is a Gay former Democrat? The group now claims a 400,000 membership.

      My 50 year old son has dyslexia and did not go to college. Worked hard and makes over 100K a year as a manager for a major cable network. His wife makes more as a manager for Tiffany’s. Both are voting for Trump. Anyone with a 401K understands the need for the stock market to do good and does not buy it as just about the rich getting richer.

  10. I know a lot of true American people like Yuengling from the great state of PENNSYLVIAN and other pale lagers,

    but, i like Belgian WITBIERS the best. yes, weiss beer, that means WHITE BEER

    Hoegaarden Original White Ale my fave

    tonight i will crack one open and enjoy SIEGFRIED REFORGES THE SWORD NOTHUNG from Wagner’s Ring Cycle

  11. It seems like some of these loons are doing everything they can to make ‘white supremacy’ very attractive.

    Makes one wonder if Kamala is elected you will risk arrest by listening to Beethoven. Not long ago it was only the 5th that was racially suspect. Now all of Beethoven and Mozart are bad.

    Tschaikowsky might be given a pass; wasn’t he gay?

    Why aren’t the academics who propose these ideas mocked mercilessly in the halls by their fellows? I would never let up on them.

  12. Surely then pipes, fifes, and drums are naughty too!

    This one goes out to DONALD J TRUMP a true American of partly Scots ancestry!

  13. When I die, i fully expect to soon hear the Ode To Joy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFX8S9aAgvw

    “An die Freude”

    Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
    Tochter aus Elysium,
    Wir betreten feuertrunken,
    Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
    Deine Zauber binden wieder
    Was die Mode streng geteilt*;
    Alle Menschen werden Brüder*
    Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

    Wem der große Wurf gelungen
    Eines Freundes Freund zu sein;
    Wer ein holdes Weib errungen
    Mische seinen Jubel ein!
    Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele
    Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund!
    Und wer’s nie gekonnt, der stehle
    Weinend sich aus diesem Bund!

    Freude trinken alle Wesen
    An den Brüsten der Natur;
    Alle Guten, alle Bösen
    Folgen ihrer Rosenspur.
    Küsse gab sie uns und Reben,
    Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod;
    Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben
    und der Cherub steht vor Gott.

    Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen
    Durch des Himmels prächt’gen Plan
    Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn,
    Freudig, wie ein Held zum siegen.

    Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
    Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
    Brüder, über’m Sternenzelt
    Muß ein lieber Vater wohnen.
    Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
    Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
    Such’ ihn über’m Sternenzelt!
    Über Sternen muß er wohnen.

  14. What do you expect? Leftists started taking over colleges and universities in the 1950s and accelerated in the 60s. The result is an army of educated, but idiot “academics” who could never make it in the real world. They set in their academic cloture and pontificate.

  15. What I’ve learned the past three days: Lizard brains enjoy classical music and craft beer (probably dark chocolate, too). Count me in!

  16. Something’s been bothering me for a while now. Perhaps you can clear it up for me:

    Someone “blows a dog whistle”. Someone else hears the “dog whistle”.

    Who’s the dog in this scenario?

    Seems to me that the logical conclusion is the person who hears the “dog whistle” and interprets it as such is, in fact, the dog.

    Am I wrong?

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