Traditional Juneteenth celebrations are centered around gathering and food. The New York Times talks to black chefs about their outlook and experience.
Structural racism stands in the way of black chefs reaching their highest potential. In recent years, the dialogue about their lack of access to investors and loans to help them grow their culinary empires has started to swell, and the pandemic and protests add yet another hurdle. Juneteenth is a continuation of the legacy of resilience, and a reminder of a people’s ongoing anguish.
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