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Racism Is Embedded in Southern Food Culture

Racism Is Embedded in Southern Food Culture

Ayesha Sharma

April 4, 2018

Most white folks who speak to me about Charleston, South Carolina tell me they’ve "heard so much about it!" "I’ve heard it’s really cosmopolitan, and the food is great, right?" they ask me. I’m not sure how to respond to that, in all honesty. I usually pause with hesitation, searching for a ...

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