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Harvesting Justice #5: Uprooting Racism in the Food System – African Americans Organize

March 12th, 2013 | by Guest Author

A shovel overturned can flip so much more than soil, worms, and weeds. Structural racism - the ways in which social systems and institutions promote and perpetuate the oppression of people of color – manifests at all points in the food system. It emerges as barriers to land ownership and credit access for farmers of color, as wage discrimination and poor working conditions for food and farmworkers of color, and as lack of healthy food in neighborhoods of color. It shows up as discrimination in housing, employment, redlining, and other elements which impact food access and food justice


How to Put Some of Detroit's Homeless to Work Making Coats for Others

September 11th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Quite a few of our fellow citizens would sum up the solution to homelessness in three short words: "Get a job!" Detroit-based social entrepreneur Veronika Scott is providing a few jobs for homeless women... who work to produce products that keep other homeless people warm and dry


Urban Farming in Detroit

July 27th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Editor’s note: This post is the first in our series on urban agriculture success stories. Under 50 years old? Than



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