This Vegan Is Comparing Blacks Eating Meat To “Siding” With White Supremacy
Author Aph Ko is in hot water for some of the statements she’s made in regards to race and oppression. She’s basically come out and called blacks that fight against oppression, and ignore the rights of animals by choosing to still consume meat, are hypocrites and are siding with the ideology of White Supremacy.
“The reality is, “animal” is wrapped around race. This is why the most ideal human being is a white man, and the most undesirable, primitive being is an “animal.” They are opposites because they both are racial spaces that bolster white supremacy. Black folks need to start understanding how our negative attitudes about animals strengthens white supremacy.”
Unfortunately, a lot of black folks adopt a white-centric world view in almost all of our social justice movements. So, we tend to be exposed to veganism or animal oppression through documentaries made by white folks – that don’t include any analysis about race – or theory written by white folks, or even campaigns created by white people. This directly impacts how we understand what animal oppression is and this can be troubling because black people have a very different social experience than white folks.”