Covid-19 and Racial Justice Movements Show It’s Time for Black Food Sovereignty in Brooklyn
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Covid-19 and Racial Justice Movements Show It’s Time for Black Food Sovereignty in Brooklyn

Sandy Nurse (via @SandyforCouncil/Twitter)

Black and brown communities in Brooklyn face an inordinate concentration of food deserts, where people lack access to healthy, affordable grocery stores and other nutritious options. And the number of Americans who experience food insecurity is only expected to grow in the coming months, with low-income people of color to be hit hardest. 

At the same time, the movement for racial justice sparked by the murder of George Floyd, dovetailing with Covid-19, has brought helpful attention to food justice, and there’s been a renewed impetus for what is often referred to as “food sovereignty.” Achieving food sovereignty looks like a community with a right and ability to control its own food and agriculture systems. That community has the…

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