148 Racism in the Vegan Movement: The Kerfuffle Over Wishing Colin Kaepernick Happy Birthday
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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis 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 EpisodeDishearteningly, 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. Joke
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Links and InformationNews
- 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)
- 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake (Vox)
- Whine About It with Matt Bellassai (YouTube): you’re welcome.
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I’m at the point in the podcast where you talk about black people saying to whites to stop using slavery because it’s hurtful to them and so it shouldn’t be used and I just do not agree at all. If something said makes someone uncomfortable, it is not a valid reason to stop using those words at large. You can stop talking about it to that specific person once he has made the comment because he has the right to ask, but it shouldn’t censor all other talks. Let’s take the Holocaust. Calling what is happening to the animals an Holocaust is perfectly legitimate and is sure to make some people completely uncomfortable/sad/angry/etc. That does not mean it should not be used. There is holocaust survivors that use that comparison and it is a solid one. Same goes with slavery. Slavery was fucking horrendous, yes, but it did happen and is still happening (search “shrimp slaves Myanmar” for example). There is something dangerous to all this PC BS and creating safe spaces around these issues is not going to help us in the end.