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Veganism on the Rise Among African-Americans


by Robin Scher

Food is a key part of any culture. Take the USA: Could there be a more potent symbol of all things Americana than BBQ?

For many, to go against this national pastime amounts to a form of treason. Which is why it should cause little surprise to learn that a new culture has begun to take root among African Americans: veganism.

In years past, this dietary decision was largely associated with being, like, super white. In part, this could be due to the fact that avoiding all animal products is seen as a bourgeois indulgence, enjoyed by the sorts of people who like to proclaim that “All Lives Matter.” That perception is starting to shift.

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