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[VIDEO] “What’s Sustainable?” Vegan and Vegetarian Black Men of Hip Hop Tell It Like it Is

 

Title: “What’s Sustainable?” Vegan&Vegetarian Black Men of Hip Hop Tell It Like it Is

Description: My talk I gave at Pacific Lutheran University on May 8, 2014 in Washington. I look at DJ Cavem, Bryant Terry, and Ashel Eldridge. Please note that my battery ran out about 10 minutes before the talk ended. This is the beginning stages of a book I am working out. It is very ‘introductory’ and I know I still have a lot more work to do. Below are the pivotal questions I am trying to answer.

  • How are black men of the hip hop generation responding to living in a nation in which structural racism, negro-phobia, speciesism, and white supremacist based moral system have been the norm since colonialism?
  • How does the Black vegan Hip Hop movement offer different ways of consuming, as well as being a ‘real’ man, from race-conscious, decolonial, eco-sustainable, and anti-specieist points of view?
  • How do prominent Black male Hip Hop vegans use Hip Hop to teach how food and health have been negatively shaped by corporate capitalism and a meat-centered industrialized food system?

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4 thoughts on “[VIDEO] “What’s Sustainable?” Vegan and Vegetarian Black Men of Hip Hop Tell It Like it Is

  1. Do you know that this university is like right down the street from me? Well, it’s like just a small skip from here in Seattle — just a short drive on the freeway/bus/whatever. I would have totally gone to hear you speak had I known.

  2. Jenny on said:

    “a nation in which structural racism, negro-phobia, speciesism, and white supremacist based moral system have been the norm since colonialism?”

    The rest have been the norm in the nation since colonialism, and speciesism has been the norm since before that – since before the homo genus evolved.

    • Jenny, I appreciate that you watched the video.

      I understand that speciesism has existed since before European colonialism, but I was putting it within the context/epoch of European colonialism. I will try to convey this better next time that I am speaking of a type of speciesist philosophy that went hand in hand with imperialist capitalist project.

      • Jenny on said:

        That would be great for clarity, especially given the activists outside academia who I’ve read using and defining the word “speciesism” as something that is to species as racism is to race and sexism is to sexism.

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