FOOD JUSTICE IS RACIAL JUSTICE
FROM THE BLAK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK
"As long as the African American community is totally dependent on
the corporate food system that's propped up by legacies of slavery
and exploitation, we'll never be fully free.
As demonstrations happen around the country with cries of "Black
Lives Matter," in the air and painted on city blocks, we must
remember too that to be free means having the ability to feed
yourself and your loved ones on your own terms. In the words of
Fannie Lou Hamer, "Food is used as a political weapon, but if you
have a pig in your backyard and some vegetables in your garden, you
can feed yourself and your family and nobody can push you around."
We can weaken the system of racism and White Supremacy by not
ordering from its menu!"