WEBINAR: Examining Whiteness in U.S. Food Systems
This webinar was recorded on August 25, 2021. The presentation and discussion explores how white dominant cultural narratives play out in food insecurity and food access in the United States. This webinar frames ways in which whiteness impacts the food system, based in an historical context of structural racism.
How does white supremacy culture play out in the food insecurity and food access space in the United States? To become anti-racist, food system actors must understand how white supremacy culture narratives function to center whiteness across the food system, effectively reinforcing systemic racial inequality and by extension disadvantaging BIPOC people. We discuss how whiteness holds white ideals as universal, how whiteness fuels power in decision making, and how whiteness defines foods as either good or bad.
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