CIVIL EATS: DINING IN THE ERA OF KAEPERNICK: Is dining the final frontier of American racism? This chef says yes. Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the fiery Nigerian music messiah, once said, “Music cannot be for enjoyment. It has to be for revolution.” Fela’s strict notion of music’s purpose in postcolonial Africa, informed by bruises and bumps from his entanglements with martial authorities, can be applied to dining in the United States...

CIVIL EATS: DINING IN THE ERA OF KAEPERNICK: Is dining the final frontier of American racism? This chef says yes.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the fiery Nigerian music messiah, once said, “Music cannot be for enjoyment. It has to be for revolution.” Fela’s strict notion of music’s purpose in postcolonial Africa, informed by bruises and bumps from his entanglements with martial authorities, can be applied to dining in the United States...


OXFORD AMERICAN: THE NIGERIAN APPALACHIAN REMIX Nothing I met in Egypt, Kentucky, was like I imagined, except the cliché of rolling hills and craggy mountains. Except the poke, and other ground cover, green. No guns were visible except the Confederate flags that flew, that hung limp, wrapped in a wan clutch, not fluttering, clinging to their poles...

OXFORD AMERICAN: THE NIGERIAN APPALACHIAN REMIX
Nothing I met in Egypt, Kentucky, was like I imagined, except the cliché of rolling hills and craggy mountains. Except the poke, and other ground cover, green. No guns were visible except the Confederate flags that flew, that hung limp, wrapped in a wan clutch, not fluttering, clinging to their poles...


OXFORD AMERICAN: WHO OWNS SOUTHERN FOOD Since John T. is a familiar son, allow me, at the outset, to introduce myself. I am African—Nigerian to be specific, a Yoruba boy from Lagos who lived in Ikeja, on Alhaja Kofoworola crescent, about a mile from Airport Hotel, to be obscure....

OXFORD AMERICAN: WHO OWNS SOUTHERN FOOD
Since John T. is a familiar son, allow me, at the outset, to introduce myself. I am African—Nigerian to be specific, a Yoruba boy from Lagos who lived in Ikeja, on Alhaja Kofoworola crescent, about a mile from Airport Hotel, to be obscure....


BOSTON GLOBE: I COOK TO TALK ABOUT SOME THINGS WE DON'T WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE I cook to remember, and remind, that black/brown chefs are given less consideration than their white counterparts because in the broader society black/brown lives are not regarded as equal to white lives. To limn the racialized hierarchies in our finer dining restaurants, garlanded by their ornamental overhead lighting illuminating overpriced menus...

BOSTON GLOBE: I COOK TO TALK ABOUT SOME THINGS WE DON'T WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE
I cook to remember, and remind, that black/brown chefs are given less consideration than their white counterparts because in the broader society black/brown lives are not regarded as equal to white lives. To limn the racialized hierarchies in our finer dining restaurants, garlanded by their ornamental overhead lighting illuminating overpriced menus...