148 Racism in the Vegan Movement: The Kerfuffle Over Wishing Colin Kaepernick Happy Birthday
This week we talk about the explosion of racist bullshit over VegNews wishing Colin Kaepernick a happy birthday. Will White Veganism ever not be a thing?
In This Episode
Dishearteningly, but not surprisingly, not much has changed since our Dear White Vegans: Stop It episode two years ago. VegNews wished Colin Kaepernick a happy birthday on their Facebook page last week and the thread exploded into White Veganism, a hot mess of racist comments and claims that veganism is “not political.” So, we’re talkembout it.
Also, Nichole loses her shit over “less-a-tarians” during the news section.
What did the coach say to the broken vending machine?
Links and Information
- Non-Dairy Drinks Gain Market Share Over Milk (VegNews)
- FDA To Revoke Claim That Soy Protein Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease (Plant Based News)
- Veganism To Hit The World’s Streets With Its Biggest Global Campaign In History (Plant Based News)
Mentioned in this Episode
- 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake (Vox)
- Whine About It with Matt Bellassai (YouTube): you’re welcome.