Why Plant-Based Company Miyoko’s Creamery Is Donating to Black Lives Matter
Plant-based company Miyoko’s Creamery has vowed to help fight systemic racism by donating funds to Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Miyoko Schinner, the founder of Miyoko’s Creamery, told VegNews:
Both of these organizations are on the forefront of creating a more just and compassionate social system. Veganism is not just about diet or animals, it is about larger social justice issues. There is inherent racism in our food system that disempowers people of color. We need to all work together to create a food system that is compassionate and just for all people.
In an emotional video, Miyoko speaks directly to her Instagram followers about the recent birth of her granddaughter—whose father, Miyoko’s son, is Black American and Japanese. She expresses concern over the way her granddaughter will be treated in America. Will she experience discrimination and violence?
Miyoko’s video finishes with a message of hope: “Let us stand united to build a world on the foundation of love, as every spiritual leader has taught us. We’ve been saying this for thousands of years. Let’s just really do it this time.”
Miyoko’s Creamery works to make the world a kinder place for all beings. Her products are not only absolutely delicious but better for animals, the environment, and human health. Miyoko, along with her husband, also founded an animal sanctuary called Rancho Compasión, which takes in cows, pigs, and other animals abused by the food industry.
Fighting for the rights of any oppressed group helps protect the rights of all. We must all work toward a world where everyone is truly free from oppression. Together, we can make a difference! Start by following and supporting organizations like Black Lives Matter and the NAACP, reaching out to people in positions of power to demand meaningful action for racial justice, and reading books and articles from Black authors. You can find books, podcasts, and other resources here, here, and here!
As we encourage our supporters to learn and take action, we are also reflecting on how we as an organization can do more to make the animal protection movement racially inclusive and equitable. Together, we can create a more compassionate world for everyone.