The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Op-Ed: Hunger and Discrimination Go Hand-in-hand

December 3, 2018
Sherita and Joeanna
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December 3, 2018

As a dark-skinned black woman born into poverty, I know all too well the insidious ways that discrimination plays out in life.  I was that child disciplined by white teachers more than other students; I was that kid ostracized for smelling like kerosene due to our house having no standard heater, I was that child going to school hungry. To experience hunger and discrimination as a child is very traumatic, especially when no one wants to talk about it.  This is why I teamed up with Mariana Chilton at Drexel University's Center for Hunger-Free Communities to talk about racism and hunger.


Sherita's op-ed is part of a series of reports on Discrimination in Philadelphia.

To read Sherita's full op-ed, visit The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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