Vegans of Color

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

High Fructose Corn Syrup October 27, 2008

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So I haven’t posted in quite a while, but classes are more time consuming than I had imagined. Anyway some friends told me about a series of ads for high fructose corn syrup, and one of them really caught my eye:

I just found the beginning of the first ad to be extremly accurate. I don’t know about all of you, but my experience with some white folks is that they judge my eating habits when I’m not the healthiest eater, but eat things I grew up with. Drink is one of those things– I love drink, and I felt like the racial connotations of this ad were obvious. Though some of my white friends didn’t see it as racially charged, all my friends of color definitely did.

And it makes me wonder if white folks judging our diets, and being vocal about it, is a common occurance for a lot of us.