Because mainstream veganism is saturated with Eurocentric logic, the assumption is that black folks who go vegan are “transcending” their negative situations, not only in terms of their health, but also in terms of their racial location.

In particular, the mainstream seems to be obsessingover former black ‘gang-members’ going vegan or ‘gangsters’ who are now vegan. There’s not one week that goes by that I’m not seeing stories coming from certain mainstream pages centering on former black gang-members or ‘gangsters’ who have seen the light and are now vegan and ‘peaceful.’