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The Blaxican: a man and his food truck
August 24th, 2012
09:20 AM ET

The Blaxican: a man and his food truck


By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

(CNN) – Last year William Turner lost his job with a religious non-profit organization. That was the impetus for him to pursue a longheld dream: owning his own restaurant. Turner's research led him to the creation of his food truck (and alter ego), The Blaxican, which serves up what he calls, "Mexican soul food."

Turner says he's aware that some people have strong reactions to his name and concept.

[2:33] "We live in a politically incorrect or correct society where we're so  hypersensitive that even if we're not offended by something we think we should be offended by something. The Blaxican, it evokes an emotion, especially here in the south where race relationships for years have always been a hot-button for our society."

The son of a cook, Turner says that soul food is universal and in every culture there is cuisine that comes from the struggle to survive.

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