Skinfolk, we've been having the racism conversation for hundreds of years (and we won’t stop), but there's one crucial component that's missing: diet. Racism and diet are not mutually exclusive, and although I'm absolutely here for shaking things up on the political level, we certainly cannot ignore the very real connection between what we put into our bodies, and what happens to our bodies as a result.
The physical external threats to our beings are real. We’re in danger. We tread on unsteady ground and, rightfully so, we’re angry, frustrated, and scared. That said, there’s an even bigger threat to our safety and well-being that comes from within, food. Although we cannot predict the mood of a pretentious cop out to hunt innocent Black bodies, there is an even more dangerous menace that runs rampant amongst the Black community that we’ve turned a blind eye to for way too long. Family, we’re poisoning ourselves. We’re poisoning our children. We’re teaching, learning, and spreading eating habits that harm our physical at the most fundamental of levels."...