A White Lady From Oregon Is Getting Referred to as Out For Claiming to ‘Enhance’ Congee

In 2017, white Eugene-based acupuncturist and enterprise proprietor Karen (sure, Karen) Taylor launched her rice porridge firm Breakfast Remedy, pre-packaged packs of flavored rice clients make into slow-cooker congee. Nonetheless, Taylor’s enterprise only in the near past caught the eye of individuals across the nation, and never in a great way: Over the past week, posts on social media have circulated criticizing Taylor for the way in which she and her firm have appropriated congee, and otherized the communities who’ve been consuming it for hundreds of years.

Over the weekend, Twitter person Casey Ho tweeted a thread of screenshots from the corporate’s web site, through which the corporate markets its congees that “delight the western palate.” In a blog post from the company’s website that has since modified, Taylor wrote, “I’ve spent plenty of time modernizing it for the western pallet-(sic) making a congee you possibly can eat and discover

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