WHITE BURGERS, BLACK CASH launch event at Seminary Co-op with Naa Oyo Kwate

Naa Oyo Kwate will join the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Thursday, April 27 for an event celebrating the launch of her new book WHITE BURGERS, BLACK CASH.
When Apr 27, 2023
from 16:00 PM to 17:00 PM
Where Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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The long and pernicious relationship between fast food restaurants and the African American communityNaa Oyo Kwate will join the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. for an event celebrating the launch of her new book White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitationin conversation with Stacey Sutton, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at University of Illinois, Chicago.

White Burgers, Black Cash traces the evolution in fast food from the early 1900s to the present, from its long history of racist exclusion to its current damaging embrace of urban Black communities. Deeply researched, compellingly told, and brimming with surprising details, this book reveals the inequalities embedded in America’s popular national food tradition.

"White Burgers, Black Cash comes crashing through everything you thought you knew about fast food to land as the definitive history of how this industry has become so entrenched in Black communities. Built on a staggering body of evidence, this riveting and accessible exploration of fast food’s troubled racial transformation is necessary reading for anyone concerned about inequitable food environments. A masterpiece."—Bryant Terry, James Beard and NAACP Image Award–winning editor of Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

"White Burgers, Black Cash is a must read for anyone interested in the politics of food, racial identity, and belonging. Naa Oyo A. Kwate weaves a narrative that dissects Black exploitation, corporations, and socioeconomic divides in communities to help us better understand the timeline of American fast food restaurants, from exclusionary whiteness to the present. You’ll see fast food well beyond its place as a basic quintessential American meal."—Christina Greer, author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream