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The Nation Highlights Connection between Racism and Food Insecurity

February 19, 2019
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February 19, 2019

Greg Kaufmann contributes to the charge of bringing the language of racism and discrimination into mainstream media's understanding of food insecurity with "Want to Eradicate Hunger in America? Take on Racism."

Kaufmann leads: "With more than 40 million people in the country struggling with hunger, anti-hunger advocates in the United States have their work cut out for them. In 2017, nearly 12 percent of all US households were food insecure—meaning they didn’t have access to enough food for all household members to lead active, healthy lives. Food insecurity is stratified across racial lines, affecting less than 9 percent of white households in America, but nearly 22 percent of black households and 18 percent of Latinx households.

That racial disparity suggests that something more than poverty causes hunger. So what else is driving it?"

Visit The Nation to read the full article and read our Children's HealthWatch Spotlights on discrimination and food insecurity in Philadelphia to find out.

 

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