Posted by Pierre Berastain
A good article on the racial politics of grocery stores. Not mentioned in the article, though still relevant, is the fact that one finds alcohol more readily available in poor black neighborhoods. Discrimination, favoritism, and privilege bleed into too often imperceptible spheres of people’s lives.
Commentary: Where Are the Grocery Stores in Black Neighborhoods?
By Kellee Terrell
When we talk about obesity in America, especially in low income, Black and Latino areas, it’s impossible to have this conversation without acknowledging the fact that mounds of studies have shown us that there is a serious lack of access to healthy whole foods, fruits, vegetables and lean meats. (more…)