Video available:: Afrocentrism, vegan methodology of the racially oppressed, and revolutionary black feminism

Read an amazing interview with Dr. A. Breeze Harper (aka Sistah Vegan) and found her fabulous blog. This article features video of a talk she gave at UC Berkeley about Afrocentric Veganism–a decolonial understanding of food geography and imperialist politics. Brilliant! Read and share.

Last night I spoke at UC Berkeley, and explained the Afrocentric approach to veganism that is race-gender conscious, decolonial, and revolutionary black feminist. I did this because I wanted to explain that there are more than just Eurocentric philosophical ‘ethics’ behind why some people choose veganism. By Eurocentrism, I mean the philosophical canon of ‘ethics and animals’ that dominate the mainstream academic literature in the USA. While Eurocentric philosophy focuses on the ‘ethics’ of non-human animal consumption and non-human animal exploitation, Afrocentric veganism (through Queen Afua) focuses on how veganism becomes a decolonial tool against the unethical abduction and enslavement of Africans and the institutional of chattel slavery; an unethical institution that took away their original plant-centered dietary philosophy and “forcing” them to eat a carnicentric diet. This is what a vegan methodology of the racially oppressed can look like! Video of talk and Q&A :

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