Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?
Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor
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“Kat says that this would all be so much easier if we just used variations of potatoes for everyone. You know, “Yukon gold potatoes” for Asian folks who are charged with being insufficiently Asian or “red potatoes” for similarly situated Native Americans who ostensibly want to be white.”