Only in America
▪ A Portland, Ore., tortilla shop run by two white women was forced to shut down over accusations of “cultural appropriation.” Owners Kali Wilgus and Liz Connelly had traveled to Mexico to study the techniques of the local “tortilla ladies.” But activists claimed that was equivalent to stealing recipes and exploiting their creators’ already “marginalized identities for the purpose of profit and praise.”
▪ A police officer in Florida demanded to know if an injured cyclist was an illegal immigrant before offering assistance. “You illegal? Speak English? Got ID?” the Monroe County sheriff asked Marcos Huete as he was lying next to his bicycle after being hit by a pickup truck. Huete, who is from Honduras, was issued a $75 fine for causing the accident, hospitalized, and later detained by border officials.