Other Brown Vegan: Dick Gregory

With about 2% of Americans practicing a plant-based diet, it’s no wonder many feel making healthier changes don’t relate to their lives.  Most people don’t even know anyone practicing a plant-based lifestyle.

I’ve decided to start a series to spotlight past and present brown vegans (famous and non-famous), who have made a change in their lives for health and/or ethical reasons. Enjoy!

 

"I have experienced personally over the past few years how a purity of diet and thought are interrelated. And when Americans become truly concerned with the purity of the food that enters their own personal systems, when they learn to eat properly, we can expect to see profound changes effected in the social and political system in this nation. The two systems are inseparable."

Comedian*Civil Right Activist *Author*Raw Vegan 

"I personally would say that the quickest way to wipe out a group of people is to put them on a Soul Food diet.  One of the tragedies is that the very folks in the Black community who are most sophisticated in terms of the political realities in this country are nonetheless advocates of Soul Food.  They will lay down a heavy rap on genocide in America with regard to Black folks, then walk into a Soul Food restaurant and help the genocide along."

 

"Peanut, fix me some of that Dick Gregory"

Remember this scene from House Party? Back in the 80's Dick Gregory originated Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet Drink Mix.

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