Miss white former vegan “Shaka Zulu” girl is back and this time she really pissed me the fuck off. I had to go off on her ass. Here’s my reply:
Are you serious right now? Let me sit down and tell you a damn story. I lived in a damn food desert for most of my life. For a good two years me and my mother were homeless. We got our food from soup kitchens, churches, and school lunches. When we finally did get an apartment in the hood, the closest “grocery store” was the convenience store down the street. All they had on their shelves was processed foods, cereal, milk and bread. If we did want to go to a “real” grocery store, that meant we had to get up early in the morning, hop our asses on a bus, buy enough food to last but not so much that we couldn’t carry it all, carry our food from the grocery store to the bus stop, squeeze our way on the bus (if there wasn’t a seat that meant standing in the middle of the damn aisle with groceries in your hand for the whole ride back home), and then carry the groceries from the bus stop back to the house. Needless to say it was an exhausting trip that we didn’t wanna make often.
We also had to contend with the fact that grocery stores in the hood don’t carry quality fruits and produce and the shit they had was massively overpriced. We also worked so hard (yes, “we”, I got my first job at 13 and never stopped working) that by the time we got home we were way too damn tired to even think about making a home cooked meal every damn night. Even when my mother got a damn car so we could go to the better stores, the prices only got higher and then we had to worry about keeping the car up and paying for gas which meant we needed more money and therefore had to work even fucking harder.
If you managed to stay vegan while taking your ass across the country, good for you. Go get yourself a fucking cookie. For the rest of us though, that shit don’t work. We got way more important shit to worry about than making PETA or some random ass vegan motherfuckers mad. It’s a hell of a lot more cost effective for people like us to buy some meat and processed foods (and to be honest, that’s all that a lot of us have available) rather than pick around for some vegan shit to make some other motherfuckers happy. If you’re not willing to address the inherent classism and racism in the whole vegan “movement” I’m gonna need you to sit your ass all the way fucking down and take your bullshit somewhere else. I ain’t here for that shit.