White Burgers , Black Cash Author Event

Sunday 30th April

Join us online to celebrate the release of White Burgers, Black Cash with a rich conversation btw Naa Oyo Kwate and Jessica Kenyatta Walker!


We are delighted to host Naa Oyo A. Kwate to celebrate the release of White Burgers, Black Cash : Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation in conversation with U of M Professor Jessica Kenyatta Walker. We are grateful to Dr. Pyche A. Williams-Forson, who we hosted for her book Eating while Black book, for introducing to this book. This virtual event will include a conversation about the book and Q & A session.

Save your Spot!

*To join this event you may register at this link with Free Ticket or Book Ticket. The free ticket will give you access to the virtual event on April 30th at 6pm. A book ticket will include access to the virtual event and a hardcover copy of White Burgers, Black Cash shipped to a U.S. address.

*A different way to to join is to purchase a book on our website and indicate in the comments that you are interested in attending the event. When the order is received a link will be sent to you.

White Burgers, Black Cash : Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation will be released on April 11th. Books will begin to be shipped on or after April 11th. The book will be for sale online with us at www.sourcebooksellersonline.com.

About the Book:

Are you curious how fast food became Black? If so this book is for you.

The long and pernicious relationship between fast food restaurants and the African American community!!!

Today, fast food is disproportionately located in Black neighborhoods and marketed to Black Americans through targeted advertising. But throughout much of the twentieth century, fast food was developed specifically for White urban and suburban customers, purposefully avoiding Black spaces. In White Burgers, Black Cash, Naa Oyo A. Kwate 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, grippingly told, and brimming with surprising details, White Burgers, Black Cash reveals the inequalities embedded in the closest thing Americans have to a national meal.

About the Author

Naa Oyo A. Kwate is associate professor of Africana studies and human ecology at Rutgers. She is author of Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now (Minnesota, 2019) and editor of The Street: A Photographic Field Guide to American Inequality.

In Conversation with

Dr.Jessica Kenyatta Walker, Assistant Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies; Assistant Professor of American Culture at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. Walker’s field of studies are Black feminist theory and critical food studies. Dr. Walker’s manuscript, Her Kitchen is The World: Black Women and the Culture of Soul Food traces the construction of soul food using cookbooks, USDA narrative reports, television, and film. The project conceptualizes soul food as a battleground for Black representation within popular culture.

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