Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced,
neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Continuing our conversation on STRUCTURAL RACISM, today we’ll look at how it influences economic mobility, access to healthy food, access to healthcare and safe immigration. As you’ll see from the resources below many of these topics overlap and codifies our understanding of how structural racism operates.

Health and Socioeconomic Disparities of Food Deserts
(10 Minute Read)

Examining the causes, impacts, and solutions surrounding food deserts reveals the complexity of the problem. Historical events like redlining are inextricably linked to the creation of food deserts. Food deserts in turn lower the wealth and health of affected communities, leading to increasing public health concerns and propagating the cycle of poverty.
The Racial Wealth Gap
(16 Minutes)

Netflix Description: Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination, and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
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