When it comes to urban food deserts, they’re not a product of the crime or the rioting or the looting or the sustained domestic terror attacks that happen in response to violent criminals getting what they deserve. After all, getting your store burned to the ground is all upside for retailers, right?
Nope, food deserts aren’t a product of violence or crime; they’re a function of racism and Coronavirus. Not Coronavirus LOCKDOWNS, mind you (since blaming the lockdowns would necessitate that Democrats take responsibility for their actions), but rather the virus itself. It apparently interrupts the supply chain more for a few people to call out sick than to burn your community’s grocery stores and restaurants to the ground.
By the way… Did you know that the definition of a “food desert” is “any urban area where people have to travel more than a mile to the grocery store”? That was news to me. Literally EVERYONE I know drives more than a mile to buy food, but none of them are compensated with SNAP, TANF, or WIC for their troubles. Imagine being so pampered that you experience the expectation of traveling a mile for food as oppression…
For this episode, we’re going to take (half) a step back from the news cycle to talk more about the broad strokes of current events.
This is EPISODE 454 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!