Check out my article in Medium about food as a tool of resistance and oppression throughout American History.
I decided to explore this after reading a story about African-Americans being prohibited from eating vanilla ice cream in the Jim Crow South with one exception…on July 4.
I reference this story in the larger context of my piece and acknowledge at the end of the article the limitation of my voice in writing this as I am not a person of color.
However, I strongly believe we must all raise our voices to share stories of oppression to be united in creating an anti-racist society.
You can read it here. And, please share if you feel comfortable in doing so.