Yo, Is This Racist?

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Anonymous asked: I was just reminded that Croissants are crescent-shaped to celebrate victory over muslims in battle in the eighth century. :-/ Is it racist for me to still think they're goddamn delicious?

They aren’t even delicious, tho, fuck those racist-ass pastries.

  1. theothermelinda said: Oh, you can totally make your own (out of a can even, I guess) and shape them in a less racist shape!
  2. thecolossalennui said: That is a legend; please continue to enjoy croissants if you like them. The croissant wasn’t invented until the 19th century.
  3. warriorsmurf said: Dammit, is this real? I love croissants and hate racism.
  4. sechan19 said: A crescent shape means the croissant is made with margarine. A diamond shape means it is made with butter. All other meanings are apocryphal. Racists may think the shape refers to some past battle, but that says more about them than about the pastry.
  5. concussedkillface said: What if start rolling puff pastry without shaping it into a crescent? Then it won’t be racist, and we can all make dick jokes. (I fucking love gruyere croissants.)
  6. luprau said: YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH THEY’RE FULL OF BUTTERY GOODNESS. Though in my native language we call them “horns” (like on a moo cow, or a goat). So feel free to adopt this less racist term.
  7. kyriarchy said: fuck that flaky-ass shit and get yourself a bagel.
  8. accompaniedbythunder said: Yeah only slightly better than racist ass-pastries
  9. ginettemouffette said: The origin story of the crescent shaped croissant is deemed a culinary legend and is not based on evidence it seems.