But Fried Chicken

But Fried Chicken

Apparently being black and a vegetarian are mutually exclusive.
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For two years now I've been vegetarian. I made the decision because I love animals and do not agree with the way they are treated in the mass food industry. Many disagree with my decision but that's not where I'm going with this. I'm not PETA here to throw paint on your fur. I'm here to ask why in the living hell is being black and a vegetarian such a paradox?

Yes, I know. However will I be accepted among the black masses if my plate does not both have fried chicken and collared greens? My chicken and waffles is lacking in chicken! Oh God! Oh Lordy! How can I be black?

Now that you've had time to soak in how utterly stupid that is you now understand my feelings in this situation. I tell someone I'm a vegetarian and they say "but you're black."

Yes. I am. Thanks for letting me know. What does my dietary lifestyle have to do with my ethnicity again? Oh that's right.

Nothing.

Not only have I gotten "but you're black" but also "you're not black." Not white black person but I simply am not black. After quickly giving myself an inspection to make sure all these veggies hadn't depleted me of my pigment(it hadn't) I wondered why anyone would say that. Then glass shattered and light bulbs lit up around the world as I had the most enlightening question hit me like a soul food induced heart attack.

Is my entire race defined by our fried chicken?

Don't get me wrong. When I used to eat meat my dad's fried chicken was a religious experience but I have several friends that will tell you the same. Oh and guess what. They're not all black.

Oh and guess another thing.

There is no race restriction on being a vegetarian.

Black Card Intact.

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The 17 Best Unpopular Opinions From The Minds Of Millennials

Yes, dogs should be allowed in more places and kids in less.
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There are those opinions that are almost fact because everyone agrees with them. Waking up early is horrible. Music is life. Sleep is wonderful. These are all facts of life.

But then there are those opinions that hardly anyone agrees with. These ones -- from Twitter, Pinterest and Reddit -- are those types of opinions that are better left unsaid. Some of these are funny. Some are thought-provoking. All of them are the 17 best unpopular opinions around.

1. My favorite pizza is Hawaiian pizza.

2. Binge watching television is not fun and actually difficult to do.

3. I love puns... Dad jokes FTW.

4. Milk in the cup first... THEN the bloody tea.

5. I wish dogs were allowed more places and kids were allowed fewer places.

6. "Space Jam" was a sh*t movie.

7. Saying "money cannot buy happiness" is just wrong.

8. People keep saying light is the most important thing in photographing. I honestly think the camera is more important.

9. Bacon is extremely overrated.

10. Literally, anything is better than going to the gym.

11. Alternative pets are for weird people.

12. Google doodles are annoying.

13. It is okay to not have an opinion on something.

14. It's weird when grown adults are obsessed with Disney.

15. This is how to eat a Kit Kat bar.

16. Mind your own business.

17. There is such a thing as an ugly baby.

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Coffee Consideration: Pedophilia & The LGBT Community

Part 1 of the issue surrounding pedophilia and the LGBT community beginning with my personal feelings.

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Dear people who think pedophilia deserves a spot on the LGBT spectrum,

When I first read that 'pedophilia,' was being considered as being added among the LGBT community, I nearly spit out my coffee.

There were even Ted Talks featuring different people using phrases such as, 'they have feelings too,' and, 'we should consider all sexualities.'

My nose turned up, and the coffee I was drinking became a sudden catalyst to potential vomit. For the life of me, I couldn't understand why this was even being an idea to promote.

Now, I speak directly to those who feel compelled to 'consider the feelings,' of those who identify as pedophiles: did that person consider the feelings of the child they preyed upon?

I'm trying to find an image in my mind where a child's feelings were taken into consideration before their innocence was stripped cleanly away from them without protest. Alas, there are none that exist in my mind. No amount of Ted Talks will change that.

Even while I write this, I am still utterly shell-shocked that we live in an age where something in previous eras that was found to be horrific is now being pushed into society as a normality.

Any time someone wants to tell me that I'm black Alice and have accidentally fallen into Dysfunctional-land, please let me know immediately.

The LGBT community is not a lab where you can test out your ideas to see if they will work or not for the rest of society. It is a place in which people, some being my loved ones, had to fight and still are fighting to live within every day. There are people that have even died just to do so. If you'd like a metaphor, their community is their home, and your seeing pedophilia as a sexuality is the unwelcomed guest that walked in, kicked their feet up on the coffee table, and asked, 'what's for dinner?'

You are trying to place one of the most inexcusable acts onto another body of people, which is an absolute insult. I see this 'revelation' of yours as spitting in the face of the entire LGBT community.

You've actually inspired me to go catch up with the LGBT community so we can further discuss this atrocity over more coffee. That's the only thing you've done right, it seems, so, thank you?

Do you have children or know of children you are close to within your personal life? The next time you utter another word about having a pedophile pass as a person who is misunderstood, remember the face of the child you encounter every day. That is the very same person your 'misunderstood pedophile,' wants to prey upon.

Your opinion is your very own, but to summarize my feelings on everything I just said, I'll use the most informal approach in case you got confused along the way while reading:

You tried it.


Unapologetically,

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