I attended an African centered private school for 1st grade. That is where I first encountered vegetarianism. The woman that ran the school and her many sons that attended the school were all vegetarians. There was a school policy that no child could eat pork on the school's premises. I get why the exclusion of pork has entered the diets of black people, but why do so many black people who first become "conscious" enter through the door that says "don't eat meat?" When I look at the continent called Africa. Vegetarianism isn't historically big at all. You have a portion of Ethiopians (Abyssinians) who practice it, but Abyssinians aren't the most "African" people on the continent. Well what do I mean by that? Africa has its immigrant populations just like Australia and the Americas.