16 Oct '11, 3pm

Workers' Rights and Food Justice | Care2 Healthy Living: As an intern at the food justice organization People's

Workers' Rights and Food Justice | Care2 Healthy Living: As an intern at the food justice organization People's

As an intern with the food justice organization People’s Grocery in Oakland, California, I attend regular discussion groups with the other interns, in which we examine various issues of importance to the food movement. Yesterday’s discussion was fascinating. The conversation centered around an article we had read describing the institutional racism inherent in the food production system in the United States. At every level of production – from picking the fruits and vegetables to serving customers at a restaurant – white people consistently make more money and work as managers more often than anyone else. And not because they have more experience. Clearly, this demonstrates how far we still need to go in this country before we’re actually walking the walk of equality. Furthermore, it is a significant issue because it shows those of us interested in food justice that the mo...

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