So I’m a white vegan. I don’t know how to properly deal with people that say things like “using animals is part of my culture, stop trying to take my culture away, white vegans” without overstepping my bounds and being racist. But I also don’t want to let people get away with animal abuse just to avoid hurting their feelings. It also really hurts to hear so many people in the community talk badly of us like we’re literally Satan incarnate. Thanks for listening.
This is a really common argument, I’ve dealt with it in some detail here Don’t let people get away with silencing you on this one, being critical of negative and harmful aspects of cultures is something we all do and it’s seldom considered racist, female genital mutilation is a cultural practice, so is Yulin, so is bull fighting. These practices are not immune to critique simply because they’re rooted in culture.