Vegan Consciousness, Structural Racism, Solidarity:"It's not about you as an individual racist."

Update: Before watching the video about “‘It’s not about you as an individual racist’: Veganism, Structural Racism, and Solidarity” I just wanted to say that if my work has benefited you, or you have enjoyed watching my critical race scholarship and/or health advice over the past few years, I’m wondering if you can return a favor. My fellowship to pursue critical race and critical vegan studies at the doctoral level was not renewed for 2011-2012, through University of California, Davis. I would like to finish my PhD and need some help. I know the goal may seem overwhelming, but I have about a combined support network/friends/followers of 1000 people (through Facebook, blog subscribers, and Twitter followers). If you could spare $10 to $25 a piece, then this goal could be met I think. Paypal email donation: breezeharper (at) gmail (dot) com or go to the right side top of the screen and click on donation link.

UPDATE: As of June 13, 2011: Donated: $2700. Needed for completion of goal: $7,300

In this video I reflect on the past week of people who have written me, conveying to me, “I don’t really get what you do,” because they themselves “don’t judge people by the color of their skin.”

I try to compassionately explain that my research activism focuses on “structural racism” and “racialized effects”. How do these affect vegan philosophies, whether you consider yourself racist or not? How does structural racism (and other “isms”) affect vegan rhetoric, vegan outreach, vegan consumption, the vegan body ideal, etc?

Most importantly, I read from my dissertation intro and share with you the 6 core questions I am investigating in my work.

Here also is another video that explains more in detail, that Sistah Vegan phd funding I need help with:

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