Monday, October 19, 2015
24 Commentaries on Race in Food System Work
It is no secret that despite the best intentions of many, the food movement manifests levels of whiteness and privilege that tend to exclude significant parts of society, and thus does not address the needs of those who are excluded. To be effective in addressing issues like food insecurity, urban agriculture, food policy, small and new farmer expansion, and access to farmland, markets, and capital, organizations need to address lack of racial equity and lack of diversity in organizational leadership. The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) has just posted a compilation of 24 commentaries on race and ethnicity in food systems work. This is available without a subscription here.