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For the Dallas Free Press, I documented the Food Apartheid project. The term “food deserts” emerged in the mid-2000s as social scientists and medical researchers began studying neighborhoods without access to nutritious, reasonably priced food. In Dallas, these “deserts” are located mostly south of the Trinity River, in places that have endured the long-term effects of redlining. “Food apartheid” is the term adopted more recently by local groups that see food insecurity as the result of systemic racism. Nearly two decades after the conversation around “food deserts” began, not much has changed. This has been a collaboration with the Dallas Morning News & Dallas Free Press, in partnership with the national Solutions Journalism Network.

 

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