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Why Grocery Stores Are Avoiding Black Neighborhoods
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Why Grocery Stores Are Avoiding Black Neighborhoods

A food desert is an area with low-access to healthy and affordable food. About 19 million people in America live in a food desert, and it disproportionately affects Black communities. Despite nationwide efforts to improve poor food environments, many of the biggest names in America’s grocery industry continue to avoid these neighborhoods. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic and raging protests against police brutality, there’s another silent crisis wreaking havoc on America’s most vulnerable communities: food deserts. The USDA defines a food desert as a place where at least a third of the population lives greater than one mile away from a supermarket for urban areas, or greater than 10 miles for rural areas. By this definition, about 19 million people in America live in a food desert. The lack of grocery stores in many poor, Black neighborhoods has been a big topic in public policy since Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign in 2010. The initiative was designed to reduce childhood obesity by providing better food in schools and by bringing healthier options to low-income communities using public and private sector funding. Another chief goal of the program was to eliminate food deserts in America within seven years. Despite nationwide efforts to improve poor food environments, many Americans say this problem persists today. Watch this video to find out more about the country’s food deserts. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: https://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC Why Grocery Stores Are Avoiding Black Neighborhoods
Jim Crow of the North | Redlining and Racism in Minnesota | Full Documentary
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Jim Crow of the North | Redlining and Racism in Minnesota | Full Documentary

Roots of racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But the story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created. Dive into more local history: https://tinyurl.com/minnesotahistory. #Redlining #JimCrowOfTheNorth #BlackHistory #Education #Racism See inside our world on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnexperiencetpt/ Become our neighbor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaExperience/ Give us a shout on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MNExperienceTPT Discover more Minnesota stories: https://www.tptoriginals.org/ 00:00 “Aryans Only. No African American blood or descent.” 03:17 Minnesota Leads Integration 06:01 A Black Family Moves Into A White Neighborhood 11:53 The Beginning of Racial Covenants 15:01 Mapping Prejudice 16:28 Who Benefits From Urban Planning? 19:50 Supreme Court Upholds Racial Covenants 20:59 The Invisible Color Lines 22:52 Citizen Terrorism 27:21 Redlining: Government Approved 31:15 Jim Crow of the North 34:16 Manufacturing Urban Poverty 39:05 Racial Covenants in the Suburbs 41:38 Fair Housing and the American Dream 46:00 1968 Fair Housing Act 47:39 35W and the Destruction of Black Communities 50:43 The Past Influences the Present 51:38 Mapping the History of Housing Discrimination 55:14 More Than Bricks and Mortar 56:30 Credits and More to Watch