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Resource: Food System Narratives that Reinforce White Dominance


White dominant culture is inherent in the way individuals, organizations, and governments discuss the food system and in what ideals the same groups uphold as normative. Some white dominant culture narratives include defensiveness, perfectionism, “only one right way” thinking, and quantity over quality. All these narratives create oppressive cultures in organizations, perpetuating white supremacy and feeding into systems that hold whiteness and white ideals as the default. White dominant culture and whiteness are pervasive across systems, including the food system.


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