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How Food Deserts Affect People of Color

  How Food Deserts Affect People of Color  By: Rhe'vyn Love The problem of inequality is one that has been deeply embedded into our society since the beginning of time. Our country was built on the idea that there is always a “less than” and that “less than” has been, for the most part, people of color and women. Because this is the foundation, it can be seen in every aspect of the world.    One of which being the lack of access to fresh food in a lot of urban areas. These areas are known as food deserts. Food deserts are defined as urban areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. This is seen when neighborhoods don’t have many grocery stores and mainly have fast food available. This affects people of color the most because they are the ones who occupy most of urban areas. Food deserts have many negative health effects such as higher obesity rates and increased chances of getting diabetes ( ). In addition, most neighborhood