Food Stamp Use Soars Across U.S., and Stigma Fades →
Good article on the increased use of food stamps. So frustrating to see working class (presumably white) people, even as they receive federal aid, persist in this argument that some recipients are lazy and immoral.
"In a properly functioning capitalist economy,... →
City Paper (via, The Awl and Dollars and Sense)
Harris-Lacewell: "Bad Black Mothers" →
“It is worth noting that Sarah Palin’s big public comeback is situated right in the middle of this news cycle full of “bad black mothers.” Palin’s own eye-brow raising reproductive choices and parenting outcomes have been deemed off-limits after her skirmish with late night TV comedians. Embodied in Palin, white motherhood still represents a renewal of the American...
Laura Flanders, Alexander Cockburn, and David Harvey on the financial crisis.
Dan Rodricks and Jim Kucher on re-thinking... →
“We need to change the conversation so that we don’t just talk about food deserts, unhealthy food choices in some neighborhoods, and so on. Let’s talk about the changing city, getting back to what it knows about shopping for food in purely local markets, having amazing culinary choices, and other benefits that spell out “city life.” Let’s talk about it as a...
part II (thanks jason for the links)
don’t subscribe to the notion that this constitutes “de-racialization” (as if the phenotypic ideals these folks aspire to aren’t raced), but this is really something…
NYT: Pushing Fresh Produce Instead of Cookies at... →
“Last year, The American Journal of Epidemiology reported that people with no supermarket near their homes were up to 46 percent less likely to have a healthy diet than those with more shopping options.” Newark, NJ: 279,000 people; 3 supermarkets.