If you take a look at a Zagats or Michelin list, nominees for the James Beard awards or the lineup of many upscale food festivals in Chicago, you won’t find many African-American chefs or African-American owned restaurants.
Professor Tina Campt, Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program, Barnard College, New York, engages three innovative conceptual frameworks for theorizing diasporic formation that depart from traditional emphasis on mobility, resistance and expressiveness as primary idioms of black culture.
J. Lorand Matory explores the re-articulation of ethnic boundaries and cultural diacritica by which African and Caribbean immigrants to the United States, as well as Louisiana Creoles of color and Native American populations of partly African descent, endeavor to distinguish themselves from a supposedly more prototypical black American, with the intent to establish their worthiness of the American dream.
Defense attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich say they're concerned there won't be many people of color on the jury. The holdout juror in Blagojevich's first trial was African American.