Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
Fight the Food Power
Maria and Julio are joined by Karen Washington, an urban farmer and food justice activist, and Adrian Chang, a cook and food writer, for a conversation about the racial history of farming in the United States and the systemic inequities in food access. They also dive into how food can be used to foster meaningful solidarity between communities.
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ITT Staff Picks:
- For the San Francisco Chronicle, Soleil Ho writes about cultural appropriation and anti-Asian violence: “The idea that no one cares about crimes against Asians pops up frequently in our communities, adding a slimy layer to the phenomenon of Asian cuisines being extremely popular in the American restaurant scene.”
- Reporter and host Jamilah King speaks with food justice activist and author of “Queen Sugar,” Natalie Baszile for this episode of The Mother Jones podcast.
- Bettina Makalintal writes about how statements such as “Love Our people Like You Love Our Food" reinforce problematic narratives around immigrants in this article for Vice.
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