Yes, I’m black. No, I don’t eat chicken.

Frustrating food complexities of African-Americans

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“Chicken is meat!” she declared. I’ll never forget this moment in my early days as a vegetarian. It came from a co-worker, a black woman, who’d just heard me say I’d gone meatless around 2005. I’d done it off and on during my college years, whenever I wasn’t eating my mother’s cooking during spring and summer…