• Matt Ling posted a new activity comment 5 years, 10 months ago

    I don’t know why you tangentially and arbitrarily invoked race here. There are serious racial issues with respect to food security and access in this country, so I don’t think we should be glib about it. Also, it doesn’t seem terrible that your friends bugged you about your food decisions — fundamentally, as Americans, we need to think more…[Read more]

    • I apologize if I came off as glib, though I’m not sure how my use of the term “white liberal” throughout the piece could be seen as tangential or arbitrary––I agree completely that there are serious racial issues with respect to food security and access. That was part of my point: that while thinking about these decisions and their impacts, we nee…[Read more]

    • I suspect that the bigger privilege in this case is class (although food insecurity and food deserts lean heavily into race). After all, when you are working hard to put food on your family (sorry) you don’t always have the means to worry about whether it is locally and ethically sourced, and you definitely don’t have time to worry about where…[Read more]