The (white) World vs Kiel Chenier’s Blood in the Chocolate

People has been attacking Kiel Chenier’s Blood in the Chocolate because (they claim) it is a racist book, but they eat chocolate anyway, which under that standard is cultural appropriation and, therefore, racist.

Under that standard, only we Mexicans should eat chocolate, and it should be called xocolātl.

Under that standard, everyone who has ever eaten or drunk chocolate, should write an apology and never do it again.

Did any of those who demanded an apology from Kiel’s, actually ask us Mexicans, or our South-American brothers, how we felt about that little adventure? Whether we found it offensive or not?

Hot take: We Mexicans, Centre-Americans and South-Americans don’t need the whites’ protection. We don’t want you, white boy, to put your own concerned words in our mouths, we have mouths and words of our own, thank you. That’s the actual racism here, guys. Please stop it.

Mixteca kings sharing a chocolate-based drink and talking about how despicable whitesplaining is

Make this drink

Ingredients

  • Water (1 litre)
  • Oaxaca chocolate (1 1/2 bars), or any dark chocolate you can find
  • Cinammon (4 sticks)
  • Clove (1 spoon)
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Sugar (start with half a spoon and add more if needed)

Instructions

  1. Boil the water.
  2. Add all the ingredients and stir. Salt and sugar are optional, though.
  3. Cover the pot and keep on medium heat.
  4. Uncover, stir again and cover again. Repeat until the chocolate has dissolved entirely.
  5. Enjoy like the gods! Don’t eat the cinammon sticks.
Coendú MC

Author:

Chaos Magick-User, Vagabond, Dork

6 thoughts on “The (white) World vs Kiel Chenier’s Blood in the Chocolate

    1. That’s good enough!

      Truth is, chocolate has improved a lot since other peoples have made it their own (some peole will call this cultural approrpiation, but some others, we call it syncretism); it’s like pizza, pizza is possible thansk to tomatoes, and for some people (me included), thanks to pineapple. Neither tomato nor pineapple come from Italy, so cultural combining can, many times, produce better things, right?

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      1. Oh, absolutely. Long history of such with regard to food.

        Would very much like to see if such is the case with gaming.

        I only just discovered your blog (today) and am unfamiliar with your work. Are you only an author of fiction? Or do you do game design, too? Adventure writing and whatnot?

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      2. Oh, don’t worry. I have written fiction, which I have published in Spanish and one of my ebooks was translated. As for roleplaying games, I mainly focus on OSR games, I have this blog but I’m no one important in the RPG scene.

        Hope you enjoy it.

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