Student op-ed: Veganism a 'white thing,' not sympathetic to 'victims of racism' - The College Fix: "It’s beyond cliché by now to say “just when you think you’ve heard it all”; unfortunately, almost every day something comes along to make you utter it yet again.
This time it’s Audrey Larcher’s op-ed in The Daily Texan.
She contends that “white veganism” refers to the “dominant cruelty-free culture of wealth, privilege and exclusivity” … a “mental image of a pale-skinned bro picking at his quinoa salad,” if you will.
But such is far from harmless, she continues, for “[i]f vegans want to promote sustainable and compassionate diets for the world, their communities must be intersectional.”
American vegans ignore the vegans of color around the world, she notes — Indian, Ethiopian, and East Asian cuisines, after all, demonstrate that veganism has “an international history.”
Even worse, vegans are not sympathetic to those affected by racism, and they even “appropriat[e] minorities’ struggles to advance their own cause.”..."