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Why Milk is Racist [December 15, 1999] As so often happens, cries of racism are being heard, in a matter than can be easily explained by ignorance and self-interest... Despite the fact that 90 percent of Asians and 70 percent of blacks and Native Americans have trouble digesting milk, milk remains part of the USDA guidelines for school lunches -- a mandatory part, since subsidized lunches must include milk unless the child has a doctor's note.
This can't have anything to do with the Dairy Industry's political influence, can it?
Dairy spokespersons claim that the lawsuit, being brought by the Physicians' Committee and several politicians, is part of an agenda by vegetarian advocates -- somehow missing the point that most vegetarians do drink milk... it's those big, brown containers they don't consume.
These same brain surgeons say that children can always drink lactose-free milk, which -- of course -- has never been seen inside a school cafeteria. I doubt it even comes in half-pint containers. The solution here is simple: let the Dairy Industry provide lactose-free milk to schools at their own expense, if only as punishment for making such a stupid comment.
So... Stupidity? Yes. Greed? Certainly. Racism? Give it a rest. If the Dairy Industry could make more money by selling lactose-free milk, they'd do it without a moment's thought. It's about profit; and it almost always is.
-------------------- "Early man walked away
As modernman took control
There mind's weren't all the same
And to conquer was their goal
So he built his great empire
And he slaughtered his own kind
He died a confused man
And killed himself in his own mind"