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Criminalization, Race and Food Access in a Time of Hyper-Afrophobia

Black and brown people deserve the right to LIFE, liberty and the ability to pursue happiness. Black and brown people deserve the right to access quality food. Those rights are connected.

Last week, thousands of people marched the streets all over the country for Trayvon Martin, after the teen’s murderer was acquitted, in part, because of racist imagery painted on Trayvon, making this dead young black male guilty of his own murder. People all over took to the streets in outrage afterward, calling forth the question of the worth of black bodies and the need to challenge the assumed criminality of blackness. It just wasn’t fair that the person who was murdered was assumed guilty and more on trial than his “innocent” killer, who supposedly feared for his life. Continue reading this article in Truthout.