Unfortunately, we were unaware of this stunt yesterday in Memphis:
“MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Amid the smoke and celebration at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Keedran Franklin says it`s a “pig deal” and enough is enough.
“The event is not really geared towards people of color, oppressed or poor people.” …
“Memphis in May gets a lot poured into it. More than Africa in April. We are the majority to their minority.”
Memphis in May coordinators said that`s not the case at all. Each year cultures from around the world are celebrated. This year it’s Colombia. …”
This is the first time I have ever heard of BBQ being a social justice issue. If you live in the South, BBQ is about the last thing you would associate with racial conflict.