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The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes Is Structural Racism

Margaret Eby Food & Wine
Yams and sweet potatoes have different origins as well as different meanings In the United States, the terms “yam” and “sweet potato” are used interchangeably, but they are completely different vegetables. The mix-up between yams and sweet potatoes originated from the Trans- Atlantic slave trade.
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