Vegans of Color

Because we don’t have the luxury of being single-issue

January 2, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. A. Breeze Harper @ 8:31 am

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:

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I have a New Year’s resolution suggestion for vegans of the status quo in the USA:

SUCK LESS.

What does this entail? Well, this has a very long and broad answer, but for the sake of this blog I’m going to try to keep it short and simple:

(1) Please do not approach non-white people as if eating vegetables is a new idea you would like to share with us. Seriously, we really do know what broccoli and tomatoes are. As a matter of fact, it is non-white people you can thank for harvesting most of the produce that comes to you. :-)

(2) Being “discriminated” against because you are vegan is not the SAME- and never will be- as racism. Please do not tell me that you understand racism because the barista at Starbucks decided to put steamed cow dairy milk into your cappuciano instead of the soy milk…

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