Looking Back to Our Future

Climate change, shifting demographics, and sobering economic realities for a growing number of Americans have sparked increased awareness of the need to re-examine how working class people and communities of color will successfully participate in tomorrow’s economy, the one they will inherit when our nation becomes an ethnic plurality.

Much of this attention, for good reason, has gone into the food system. The problems with how we get our food are a microcosm of the problems with our economy.  Production for maximized industrial profit, rather than holistic community priorities leads to brutal inequities in the workforce, lack of access to safe and nutritious foods, and environmental inequality.  But how do you achieve racial equity while trying to transform something as complicated as a food system?

Read the full article on the New Economy Coalition website

 

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