Project Abstract

Food justice is sharing food fairly. The purpose of this research project is to measure "race, class and the sustainability" of soul food. Current research suggests that soul food is a product of commodity capitalism and popular black culture that reveals the economic relationship between the capitalists and the Black workers. This raises three fundamental questions: Did Blacks experience food justice in the slavery timeline when given the scraps from a pig to eat in exchange for labor? Did Blacks experience food justice when they learned to perfect the scraps from a pig given and make the food tasty and desirable? Are Blacks historically experiencing food justice now that some Blacks no longer eat the scraps from a pig and have access to fresh nutritious food? This project outlines a research strategy aimed at addressing these three questions. Specifically, the study will present research showing improving health is not just behavioral but it is environmental. My precise question is, “Was soul food created to suture contradictions in race and difference in class?.”


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Reflective Essay


701 Harrison street
Ellisville, MS 39437-2363
United States

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