CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS JUSTICE, BALANCE & FAIRNESS
HEALTHY FOODS IN FOOD DESERTS
We do this work while being loving, lovable and embracing his humor as a teaching tool.
JOIN THE PROJECT
Join us in our mission at The Dick Gregory Society to:
Continue his fight for Civil and Human Rights by making sure that we magnify his energy and enthusiasm for the righteous treatment of ALL human beings.
Develop Black and Brown neighborhoods into communities whose economy is thriving and the members of each community are active stakeholders in the success of their communities.
Eradicate food deserts through public/private partnerships with the USDA, the Arts and Entertainment community and the Business community.
Educate and provide access to healthy foods and a health and wellness lifestyle in the same manner in which Dick Gregory brought us healthier options
Adjudicate mischaracterization of justice and provide balance and fairness to empower all living beings to participate in the American Dream - especially the marginalized.
THE HARD TRUTH
42.70% WEALTH GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WHITES
75% OF COMMUNITIES REDLINED 80 YEARS AGO ARE CURRENTLY SUFFERING
70% OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES ARE FOOD DESERTS
LACKING HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS FOR ITS MEMBERS
If you create a more equal society by intervening at the top of the distribution, you will still have the problem of racial economic inequality that we observe in our work.
If you take a historical look at inequality, a lot of inequality in our society is built on systems of discrimination, and on slavery if you go back far enough. So this means that black-white racial inequality in society can be seen as "causal" to general inequality.
The good news is that there are some economic solutions, policy solutions, that could remedy these differences. One of the big ones is to aggressively fight racial discrimination in home lending and real estate practices. One of the best ways to develop wealth is to own a home. Solving these kinds of discriminatory structural practices in society, will reduce the black-white economic inequality gap - and that will reduce inequality in society more broadly.