Eating While Black

by Author Psyche A Williams-Forson

  • Publisher University of North Carolina Press
  • Year published 2022
  • ISBN: ISBN 78-1469668451
  • Number of pages 253 pages
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Book description

In Eating While Black, Psyche A. Williams-Forson offers her knowledge and experience to illuminate how anti-Black racism operates in the practice and culture of eating. She shows how mass media, nutrition science, economics, and public policy drive entrenched opinions among both Black and non-Black Americans about what is healthful and right to eat. Distorted views of how and what Black people eat are pervasive, bolstering the belief that they must be corrected and regulated. What is at stake is nothing less than whether Americans can learn to embrace non-racist understandings and practices in relation to food. ebook icon Audio book icon

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About the Author
Author description

Psyche A Williams-Forson is a professor and department chair in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She holds a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MA and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland College Park. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Theatre, Dance, and Performing Studies, the Departments of African American Studies, Anthropology, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity. She serves on the editorial board for many journals and is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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