Critical Whiteness Studies Does Not Mean Being Anti-white against individual white people
The other day, someone shared my post about the upcoming Sistah Vegan Conference. The post made it to a Facebook group page that promoted intersections of feminism and vegan philosophy.
After viewing my video about the upcoming Sistah Vegan conference, a ‘white’ immigrant identified woman had an interesting response to my use of the word “Critical whiteness” for the Sistah Vegan conference. She shared that she won’t be supporting a vegan conference that singles out a particular race of people.
Interesting interpretation. Especially since the whole conference is critical race, critical whiteness, critical animal studies, critical feminist oriented, with my keynote at the end talking about a Black feminist critique of Afrocentric veganism, such as its [un]conscious promotion of heterosexism and transphobia.
So, I decided to create this video to once again try to clarify my work as a social science researcher. Please watch the video BEFORE commenting.
The Sistah Vegan web conference is called “Embodied and Critical Perspectives on Veganism by Black Women and Allies.” It is Sept 14, 2013. 10am-6pm PST. You can go here for more information: http://www.sistahveganconference.com
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