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This tortilla shop shut down over cultural appropriation accusations

A Portland, Oregon, 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."