Repost from @pintotheburrito Upon some research I saw that DosToros, my favorite fast food Mexican place has an Instagram for their character (not really a mascot) named Pinto the Burrito. In honor of the unofficial smoking/weed day April 20th, they posted this picture which again takes Rastafarianism and appropriates/denounces the aspects of this religion. There’s a history of corporations taking things out of context and devaluing them. It’s insensitive and a cheap marketing strategy. #tacoliteracy #unamused #dobetterits2018 #dontappropiatedreads
As Amandla Stenberg said and covered in a project with Quinn Masterson for their class; ‘Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows”.
Or even as Ruth Farias said in Soannie and my interview with her; “They can accept the culture but not the people”. There’s a history of corporations taking things out of context and devaluing them. It’s insensitive and a cheap marketing strategy. Media images have gotten better over the years but to constantly see these re-surface ever so often is disheartening all the same.