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Slate Writer: Racism Could Explain White Turkey Meat Preference
NewsBusters ^ | November 26, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 11/26/2012 1:17:44 PM PST by PJ-Comix

Have you been enjoying your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? Do you have a preference for the white meat? If you do, then racism could explain why you prefer the white meat to the dark meat.

In an article worthy of The Onion but published in all seriousness in Slate, writer Ron Rosenbaum plumbs the depths of absolute ridiculousness to explain his white meat racism theory. First he details why white meat is supposedly so horrible:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dopeydems; psychology; racecad; slate; turkey
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So what does it mean if you prefer white chocolate?
1 posted on 11/26/2012 1:17:53 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Has got to be satire.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 1:18:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PJ-Comix
which is healthier: white or dark meat?

Ounce for ounce, white turkey breast meat trumps dark meat, calorically speaking. Per 3 ounces, opting for white meat over dark will save you 45 calories and 6 grams of saturated fat: 115 calories and 0 grams of saturated fat versus 160 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat, respectively. Both white and dark meat are a good source of protein, offering 26 and 24 grams per serving, respectively. Dark meat does, however, have at least one nutritional advantage over white meat—it delivers more iron (11% of the daily value, compared to 7% in turkey breast).

http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/dark_meat_vs_white_meat_which_turkey_is_healthier

3 posted on 11/26/2012 1:20:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PJ-Comix

or “red” dawn currently running in our white house

or black humor?


4 posted on 11/26/2012 1:21:07 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m as white and pale as they come and I like dark meat. What does that make me?


5 posted on 11/26/2012 1:21:15 PM PST by lesko
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To: PJ-Comix

For anyone w/gout, white meat is less likely to trigger an attack. Brining the turkey leaves the white meat moist.

I agree this must be satire.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 1:21:27 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: PJ-Comix

I prefer dark, it tastes better.............


7 posted on 11/26/2012 1:22:46 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: PJ-Comix

If this is true, then people who like white turkey meat should flee from a nice Kansas style steak, with the charred exterior.

I’m not witnessing that exodus.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 1:23:58 PM PST by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I tried dark meat once, but I never went back to it.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 1:24:36 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: reformedliberal

The author didn’t mean it as satire but I am predicting that he will PRETEND that it is satire after he is widely mocked for his article. The same thing happened to Sheryl Crowe after she suggested that people use just ONE square of toilet paper and after she was laughed at for the suggestion, she claimed she was just kidding.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 1:25:46 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: lesko

It means you are full of self-loathing and seething with hatred.

or something like that


11 posted on 11/26/2012 1:26:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PJ-Comix
So what does it mean if you prefer white chocolate?

you subconsciously want Obama to succeed.

12 posted on 11/26/2012 1:26:45 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is white noise that should be thrown into a black hole.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 1:26:55 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Racism could also explain "Knockout King," but it would be racist to say so.
14 posted on 11/26/2012 1:27:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I much prefer dark meat and dark chocolate


15 posted on 11/26/2012 1:27:24 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: PJ-Comix

“So what does it mean if you prefer white chocolate?”


You’re not only racist, you have bad taste.

BTW, I prefer dark meet, although I’m white. This probably means that I am a self-hating white person steeped in racial guilt.

Other conundrum: my daughter likes the gizzard the best. Does this mean she is post-racial?


16 posted on 11/26/2012 1:28:37 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I like my turkey plate well-integrated, but that’s only because I’m so broad minded.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 1:28:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: PJ-Comix

“So what does it mean if you prefer white chocolate?”


You’re not only racist, you have bad taste.

BTW, I prefer dark meet, although I’m white. This probably means that I am a self-hating white person steeped in racial guilt.

Other conundrum: my daughter likes the gizzard the best. Does this mean she is post-racial?


18 posted on 11/26/2012 1:29:03 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Any sort of dark meat is richer, fattier and has a stronger flavor. It’s usually best in soups, stews and casseroles. Breast meat is white meat, it’s more readily accessible, you can carve slice of it and it looks prettier on the plate. It’s also more of an effort to keep white meat from being dry, brining and such.

If I’m eating it off the bird or in boneless filets, white meat is best. If it’s used with something else, dark meat works better. It’s a tradeoff.

Whoever wrote this is looking to generate hits with an off the wall, cockeyed speculation that has nothing to do with anything. Are people who prefer vanilla ice cream racist, lol?


19 posted on 11/26/2012 1:29:21 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: PJ-Comix

Racism? What’s that? I swear I’ve heard that word before, but it has no meaning to me...seems to have a calming effect though.

Hey, this feels pretty good. They might as well have said ‘love’, it caresses me so.

(How was that?)


20 posted on 11/26/2012 1:29:28 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: BenLurkin

Has got to be satire.

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I don’t know... This is Slate that we’re talking about here.

Dumber than a box of rocks.


21 posted on 11/26/2012 1:29:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: lesko

Same.


22 posted on 11/26/2012 1:30:10 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: muir_redwoods
Remember this?


23 posted on 11/26/2012 1:30:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lesko
I’m as white and pale as they come and I like dark meat.

I guess we're both traitors to our white heritage...

24 posted on 11/26/2012 1:31:16 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I like ham better than turkey.

Ham is pink.

I guess my bias is toward really sunburned caucasians.


25 posted on 11/26/2012 1:32:02 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: married21

Sorry about the double post. It really just means that I approve of second helpings.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 1:32:14 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: muir_redwoods
I much prefer dark meat and dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is too bitter. Wait, can I say that? Is that racist?
27 posted on 11/26/2012 1:32:45 PM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m thinking that Rosenbaum is a darn good troll.


28 posted on 11/26/2012 1:33:10 PM PST by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Such is the world we live in where political-correctness has run amok. Every little decision you make is seen through the lens of political-think to ensure that the buying and trading in guilt continues. Ayn Rand had it exactly correct:

"But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt."

29 posted on 11/26/2012 1:33:10 PM PST by reegs
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To: himno hero

Black Friday has already been deemed racist.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/11/27/joy-behar-s-moral-quandary-isnt-it-little-racist-call-it-black-friday

Joy Behar’s Moral Quandary: ‘Isn’t it a Little Racist to Call it Black Friday?’

She really is an idiot.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 1:33:46 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Joy, isn’t it a little ignorant of you to not understand what the “black” part of black friday refers to?

(hint, it’s a good thing)


31 posted on 11/26/2012 1:36:23 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PJ-Comix

So, why do whites prefer black pianos and blacks prefer white pianos? Hmmm, idiot professor?


32 posted on 11/26/2012 1:36:39 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: PJ-Comix

I prefer white meat, and dark chocolate. Am I a hypocrite?


33 posted on 11/26/2012 1:38:08 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: WashingtonSource

I guess that depends on the pianist.


34 posted on 11/26/2012 1:39:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012

xactly, we had black humor before we discovered Africa!

We get the rights to the use of “black”. After all, it is our word. Joy is such a idiot.


35 posted on 11/26/2012 1:40:37 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: lesko
I’m as white and pale as they come and I like dark meat. What does that make me?

A TASTE TRAITOR.

36 posted on 11/26/2012 1:42:11 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: PJ-Comix

“White meat turkey has no taste. Its slabs of dry, fibrous material are more like cardboard conveyances, useful only for transporting flavorsome food like stuffing and gravy from plate to mouth.”

Don’t know who’s been doing Rosenbaum’s Thanksgiving Turkey, but my white meat turkey always comes out nice and juicy. Maybe his cook is a racist!


37 posted on 11/26/2012 1:44:54 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I think white meat tastes better straight or in a sandwich, while dark meat makes better soups and casseroles.

Some people are just too fixated on race.
38 posted on 11/26/2012 1:45:32 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: lesko

A race traitor, apparently.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 1:46:11 PM PST by Tublecane
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FTA: White meat turkey has no taste. Its slabs of dry, fibrous material are more like cardboard conveyances, useful only for transporting flavorsome food like stuffing and gravy from plate to mouth. It's less a foodstuff than a turkey app, simulated meat, a hyperlink to real food.

Somebody's only had overcooked turkey his whole life.

40 posted on 11/26/2012 1:46:27 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Red Badger
Dark meat tastes way better and it takes less of it to satisfy my hunger. I find most white meat (fish excepted) to be about as flavorful as biting into a corrugated box.
41 posted on 11/26/2012 1:47:47 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PJ-Comix

He’s upset at MooLatte, because it sounds too much like Mulatto. Wait until he finds out the cleaner they’ve been dispensing to so many Hispanic maids, etc., is called “Spic and Span.”


42 posted on 11/26/2012 1:48:16 PM PST by dangus
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To: RegulatorCountry

White meat is naturally drier and dark more scrumptious. But so long as the white meat is moist, it’s better in my opinion.


43 posted on 11/26/2012 1:50:20 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: PJ-Comix

Brown meat turkey tasks gross to me. Almost slimy.


44 posted on 11/26/2012 1:53:24 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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“he same thing happened to Sheryl Crowe after she suggested that people use just ONE square of toilet paper and after she was laughed at for the suggestion, she claimed she was just kidding”.

Congressman Hank Johnson tried making a similar claim after making the following mind blowingly stupid statements, watch and tell me if he’s joking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


45 posted on 11/26/2012 1:53:39 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: PJ-Comix

What’s it mean if you have lots of black powder in your stash, but no white powder?


46 posted on 11/26/2012 1:53:50 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: MrB

There seems to be no end to the valuable cultural references in that movie.


47 posted on 11/26/2012 1:57:39 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: PJ-Comix

Couldn’t afford turkey this year. Never gave this stupid idea a thought. It’s about as demented as saying that people don’t like black cats or dogs because of racism. Or that babies are racist because they look longer at White faces (or is it Black faces?)

Never ate truffles! Like cheese, which is white. Prefer white wine over red. Must be a racist!


48 posted on 11/26/2012 1:58:32 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is an incurable failure of the mind's ability to think rationally.)
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To: crosshairs

Yes it is and you’re clearly a racist. For your penance eat five Milky Ways


49 posted on 11/26/2012 1:59:04 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: PJ-Comix

I like white turkey meat, but I also like fried chicken and watermelon.... does that balance it out??

The very next time my boat mechanic comes by, he’s Black, I am going to offer him a white meat turkey sandwich, just to see what he does.

Will he eat it, vomit at it’s sight, scream at it, beat it up, burn it, riot over it, accuse me of being a member of the KKK and run like heck?

I think I’ll wait until he is done working on my boat, but give him the sandwich right before I would have paid him. ;>)

I am starting to think that I need a T-shirt that reads, “I am not a racist — I HATE EVERYONE.


50 posted on 11/26/2012 2:01:13 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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