Race and Health


‘Cultural Appropriation’ Is Complicated When You’re a Mixed-Race Chef

Passing as white makes my life easier at times, but to some people, it also delegitimizes my qualifications to cook Chinese food.
Matthew Murtagh-Wu

This Portland Bar Is Hosting a 'Reparations Happy Hour' Where POC Drink for Free

While there is cash handed out to attendees, organizer Cameron Whitten says that the distribution of money isn't really the point.
Jelisa Castrodale

Black Motivational Speaker Says Restaurant Called Cops Because He Refused to Move for White Customers

In a video shared on Facebook, a manager of Sambuca 360 is seen telling Wimbrey, "I don't like you."
Jelisa Castrodale

Black and White Americans Have Very Different Views of the Philadelphia Starbucks Incident

A recent survey suggests the majority of white Americans see the arrest of two black men at the coffee chain as an isolated incident.
Mayukh Sen

We Spoke to the Winner of the 'Great American Baking Show' that Never Aired

America never got to see Vallery Lomas win. The show was taken off the air due to sexual misconduct allegations against judge Johnny Iuzzini.
Mayukh Sen

The Double Bind of Being a Woman of Color in the Food World

Women of color are often unheard in this industry. When we're not, we're outright dismissed by gatekeepers if they don't like what we have to say.
Korsha Wilson

British Landlord Tycoon Bans 'Coloured People' Because of 'Curry Smell'

“To be honest, we’re getting overloaded with coloured people. It is a problem with certain types of coloured people—those who consume curry."
Alex Swerdloff
Race and Health

Eating in One of Britain's Most Racially Divided Towns

Census data shows that white and Asian residents of Blackburn, Lancashire are increasingly divided. I visited restaurants in the town's “Asian quarter” to find out how a council regeneration scheme is forging links between the communities.
Kamila Rymajdo

Got Milk? Neo-Nazi Trolls Sure as Hell Do

There’s word going around that milk has been nefariously co-opted and transformed into the preeminent symbol of both Neo-Nazis and the “alt-right”
Alex Swerdloff

Some White People Are Really Confused by the Bay Leaves in Their Chipotle

As if Chipotle didn’t have enough troubles, now people are convinced that they're putting random backyard leaves in their burritos and bowls.
Alex Swerdloff

South Carolina Restaurant Apologizes for Using Super-Racist 'Help Wanted' Sign

What happens when a minority-owned restaurant posts a help-wanted sign that blatantly and explicitly offends, well, minorities?
Alex Swerdloff
korean food

Why 'White' Is the Least-Spicy Option at This Korean Restaurant

If there’s one pervasive stereotype surrounding the way white people eat—besides maybe their affinity for putting avocado on literally everything—it’s that they can’t handle spicy food.
Nick Rose