UK Government Called On to Ban 'Racist' Cheese from Schools
Radical activist pushes officials to review claims of 'non-inclusive' food
The UK government is under pressure from an activism campaign to ban cheese from schools over radical claims the food is "racist."
Alison Plaumer, an activist for the far-left Extinction Rebellion group, put her case forward to local officials at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting.
She claims that dairy is racist because black people are more likely to be lactose intolerant.
“Arguably, there is a racist element to serving dairy too much because 65 percent of the world’s population are lactose intolerant, many from the BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) community,” said Plaumer.
She is demanding plant-based only food be introduced at all state-run schools for two days a week.
Plaumer also demands that all future council events must be completely plant-based once the pandemic is finished.
"Loads of parents around here give lots of support to this," Plaumer claims.
"What do children want? They want action.
"They want it now," she alleged.
Plaumer launched the campaign despite the fact that a vegan option was available every day for those children who are registered as vegans and a meat-free option was always available in schools.
“If people think food is racist then they are not qualified to be near a school,” said one respondent in reaction to the story.
Another said: "I am lactose intolerant and not from the group you name so what point were you making?
"Food cannot be racist."
One person shared: "I wish these snowflakes would just melt away."
More than 240 people have backed the campaign so far, reports Sussex Live.
The petition on the council website closes on Sunday 13 June.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, a professor at George Washington University Law School released a report in 2018 claiming that milk is a "racist tool" that is used by "white supremacists."
Legal Writing Professor Iselin Gambert writes in a research paper, warning of the consequences of drinking milk can have on American society, saying:
“Sociologist Professor E. Melanie Dupuis has studied the historical links between milk-drinking and manifestations of white supremacy in society.”
Milk is a “symbol and tool” of “white dominance and superiority,” according to Gambert, who explains:
"Despite its wholesome reputation, milk has long had a sinister side, being bound up with the exploitation of the (human and nonhuman) bodies it comes from and being a symbol of and tool for white dominance and superiority."