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Dear Disgruntled White Plantation Visitors, Sit Down. – Afroculinaria
The Old South may be your American Downton Abbey but it is our American Horror Story, even under the best circumstances it represents the extraction of labor, talent and life we can never get back. When I do this work, it drains me, but I do it because I want my Ancestors to know not only are they not forgotten but I am here to testify that I am their wildest dreams manifest.
cooking  racism  history  michaeltwitty 
10 days ago by jesse_the_k
Dear HBO: About that Alt-Reality “Confederate” Show. | Afroculinaria
Your show concept is cool until we begin to think of all the other alt-history moments that would be equally provocative but seem unimaginable because of our addictive, national obsession with structurally racist ideas. What if Dr. King became president or Dr. Betty Shabazz or Coretta Scott King or Fred Hampton or Myrlie Evers? What if Haiti fomented rebellion to free enslaved African Americans? What if, and this is really crazy….if enslaved Africans were completely freed in 1776 or even 1789. Or maybe shucks, full and permanent equality and voting rights after the Civil War? 
michaeltwitty  racism  television  slavery  AU  alternatehistory  diversityinsff  confederate 
july 2017 by laurenipsum
The culinary journey of Michael Twitty | The Splendid Table
Michael Twitty: "The Cooking Gene" is basically me exploring my family history through food, from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. It’s not so much a linear history, because that would end about Reconstruction, but it's also kind of a contemporary unraveling of what happens when we start to talk about race and food and ethnicity and how different cultures in the American South have embraced an African influence.
michaeltwitty  splendidtable  food  foodhistory  southernfood  race  america 
june 2017 by laurenipsum

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