In practice, veganism means renouncing the benefits that come from the exploitation that speciesism is constructed to naturalize. Theory and practice are one; you can’t “renounce absolutely … the right to use” without, at the same time, renouncing the actual use and the benefits of that use. In other words, renouncing speciesism means renouncing privilege – human privilege. This is why vegans don’t consume anything derived wholly or in part from animals or support other practices that contribute to the exploitation of other animals.
Is veganism another white privilege? - Happycow
Vegans of Color - an impressive collaborative blog written by Vegans of Color. From that blog, a discussion (see comments): Explaining Racism to White Veg*Ns and Speciesism to Non-Veg*N POCs + see their awesome blogroll/collection of links.
Veganism and (white) Privilege - Vegan Soapbox
Privilege: The U.S. Vegan Movement, Whiteness, and Race Relations - part 4 in a series at eco-health
(I didn’t find the stats showing more non-white vegans than white vegans in the USA, either. Where’d they get to? May have been on the Vegan Freak forum many moons ago… Anyone?)