Above is the Secret Ingredient podcast that I was interviewed for about the ingredient of ‘whiteness’. Below is the description of the show:
“America was built on a white supremacist caste system which centers whiteness as the norm…”-Dr. A. Breeze Harper
On this edition of the Secret Ingredient the secret ingredient is whiteness. Join Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy as they sit down with Dr. Amie Breeze Harper, author of Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England, as well as the creator of the Sistah Vegan project and blog, www.sistahvegan.com, as they discuss what it really means to be vegan, how “whiteness has been a part of every movement in this country”, and how Harper is combating the inter-sectional racism that occurs even in the most ethically driven of foodscapes such as veganism.
Source of Podcast and Quote above (http://kutpodcasts.org/the-secret-ingredient/whiteness-breeze-harper-ep-18).
Also, don’t forget to check out the Call for Proposals for the Sistah Vegan Project’s next edited anthology focused on the [vegan] praxis of justice in an era of Black Lives Matters.
About Dr. A. Breeze Harper
Dr. Harper has been invited to deliver many keynote addresses and lectures at universities and conferences throughout North America. In 2015, her lecture circuit focused on the analysis of food and whiteness in her book Scars and on“Gs Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix)which explored how key Black vegan men us hip-hop methods to create “race-conscious” and decolonizing approaches to vegan philosophies.Dr. Harper’s most recently published book,Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014)interrogates how systems of oppression and power impact the life of the only Black teenager living in an all white and working class rural New England town. Her current lecture circuit focuses on excerpts from her latest book in progress, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape. In tandem with this book project, she is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”
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