30 Sep '17, 6am

Is Vegetarianism a Privilege?

Is Vegetarianism a Privilege?

Who comes to mind when you imagine a vegetarian ? If you envision someone who is white, wealthy and buys 100 percent organic and GMO-free produce at Whole Foods , you’re not alone. Although folks of all backgrounds go cruelty-free, it can be easier for some groups to make the switch than others. This World Vegetarian Day , consider how vegetarianism and privilege collide. 1. Money plays a role According to a 2015 poll , people who make less than $50,000 a year are significantly more likely to be vegetarian than those with higher incomes. Furthermore, people of color more often forgo meat than white folks. These statistics can make it easy to claim that low incomes don’t stop people from becoming vegetarians. However, they don’t tell the whole story. As psychologist Hal Herzog writes in the Huffington Post , the sample size may be too small to represent the whole U.S. popul...

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