I am a PhD candidate and a Black woman in the USA, interested in how whiteness, racialized consciousness, and ethics manifest in vegan culture. I am doing my dissertation work on exposing how whiteness manifests in popular vegan culture in the USA, and am also looking at vegans of color who bring in 'race-consciousness' into their vegan philosophy. This blog isn't about preaching veganism or ideologies. It's a scholarly inquiry into seeing how and why 'post-racial' and 'normative whiteness' attitudes manifest within not just popular mainstream veganism in the USA, but in the ethical consumption movement in the WEST in general, that is dominated by 'white class privileged 1st world' epistemologies, logic, rhetoric, and ontologies.
I am also the editor of "Sistah Vegan" which is the first anthology of its kind to look at how race and gender shape the vegan experience in the USA. This book looks at black women in the USA.