The Carrot Is the Stick: Food as a Weapon of Systemic Oppression for Black Consumers and the Disenfranchisement of Black Farmers

Disparities are commonly incorporated into the laws and policies of the U.S., making it near impossible for Blacks to achieve parity and equity with White counterparts.1 This article posits that discussions around types of oppressions ignore the most basic, if not most insidious, form: food. Food oppression is an utterly heinous means of oppression because food is a necessity for continued life, and it informs public health