Reading Quiz for “Barriers to Food Security and Community Stress in an Urban Food Desert”
To broaden our knowledge of the food inequality/food desert problem, we will read an excerpt from the article “Barriers to Food Security and Community Stress in an Urban Food Desert,” which was published in the journal of Urban Science.
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As you’re reading the article, answer the following 12 questions. Type your answers in a Word or Google Doc. These answers will help you write Essay 2, so be sure to save your answers for future reference.
At the top of your quiz, type the article’s title and authors’ names.
For each answer, identify the paragraph number where you found the information (which will help you later when you write Essay 2).
Where is food insecurity most common in the USA?
How does the lack of grocery stores (often referred to as food deserts) negatively affect residents in urban areas?
In an urban area, how is a food desert defined? In other words, how is it determined that urban residents have “low access to healthy food”?
Racial Segregation and the Rise of American Suburbs
What led to a separation of race and class after World War II?
What was redlining?
What were racially restrictive covenants?
What is an example of housing discrimination that still occurs today?
The Rise of Suburbs, Supermarket Redlining and Urban Food Deserts
Why were the suburbs attractive to chain supermarkets?
By the 1980s, it became more common to have fewer, bigger grocery stores in the suburbs, and many stores in urban areas shut down. As an example, what did the grocery store Safeway do?
Name at least two barriers to building grocery stores in urban neighborhoods, according to industry representatives.
What is supermarket redlining?
What is a specific example from the article that illustrates a negative effect of supermarket redlining?