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The Racial Privilege of Voting With Your Dollars to Create a ‘Good Food’ System August 6, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper @ 5:47 pm

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I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘voting with your dollars’ mantra that I see just about everywhere in the racially and economically privileged areas of the SF Bay area where I live. I wanted to express my perspective with the below infographic and am hoping to open up the conversation about such topics; in my experience, such topics are nearly silenced within the ‘post-racial’ good food movement in the SF Bay area (and most of the USA). Reminder, this is not the “end all be all”. However, after reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and attending the Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter conference, I started thinking even more critically about the racial privilege analysis needed within this mainstream good food movement, here in SF Bay area– especially in California with the rise of the prison industrial complex.

Voting With Dollars (Conflict Copy)


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Fairy Tales and Cowlifornia Nightmarin’: Who Else is Sick of the Sugarcoating of the Endless Nightmare of Systemic Oppression?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper @ 3:18 pm

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STORIES

I am sitting at Coffee Conscious cafe in Berkeley CA right now. A truck just pulled up and parked on the side of the road. It is a Clover Farms truck filled with cow dairy milk products. I took a picture and added my own text to what I would like the truck add to reveal.

Nothing is as infuriating as constantly being bombarded with imagery that continues to create myths around the lives of non-human and human beings who are exploited, abused, and suffer immensely to fulfill the desires of certain human beings within a capitalist system– because capitalism cannot be ‘successful’ without these constant fairy tales and myths that distract one from what is really going on.

Just wanted to remind many of you that most white people found comfort in the myth that Black cisgender women’s bodies and reproductive purpose were there to make white Americans happy and thrive…

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