Veganism Beyond the white mid-class grammar: Language of the hip hop generation and Supanova Slom

In this video I explore the work of African American vegan, anti-corporate kitchen, hip hop conscious, holistic health activist Supa Nova Slom. He is focused on addressing hip hop generation of black and brown folk. I think that his work is great for this demographic, but I also feel strongly that it is necessary for the plethora of white middle class able-bodied ‘post-racial’ vegans who send me messages or come up to me after I give a lecture, claiming that black and brown people aren’t interested in veganism, animal liberation, or holistic health activism. Usually, I let them know, “They most likely aren’t interested in YOUR white middle class framing of ‘the problem’; this is separate from them ‘not being interested in veganism, animal liberation, or holistic health activism.'” So, what this means to me is: if YOU don’t understand that than it is YOU who is the potential barrier, not necessarily US BLACK AND BROWN FOLK. I also have added Supernova Slom’s video “Sugar Crack” from his latest album.

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  1. Breeze,

    I want to thank you so, so so, so, so, so, so, so much for helping keep Negotiation Is Over alive. You are so awesome. For some reason I got more of a hippie vibe from you that made me suspect you wouldn’t like NIO. But you totally surprised me!

      1. How about “Her 21st century Awesomness?” Lables irritate me–short hand for pigeon- holing, and dismissal.

        “Angry black woman” is a major pissoffery. I think that anyone, female, male, black or purple, has an inherent right to be in the world “with feeling. Especially, when a frightened creature has just tried to disarm you with stupidity.

        Those who can not experience their own self-ness as it is are to be pitted. Be!

  2. Thank you Breeze Harper. This is a great video and I’ll have to check out Supanova slom’s works. I’ve been watching some of your videos lately and have been learning a lot =).

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