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Race, Food, and Justice: Decolonizing the Collective Black Relationship to Land

I set up my little “Black Eden” in my backyard, tilling the soil, sowing seeds, and tending to my okra and tomatoes. I saw my own hands amongst the blackness of the Earth and smelled the freshness of the soil, and I would feel inspired. Of course, there was a learning curve, but eventually, my farm ended up being a place of solace amidst the madness of the pandemic. Reveling in the therapeutic benefits, I would casually wonder why more Black folks don’t do this (I can see now how this question lacks the nuance and care needed for the history of the answer, but this is where I was at the time). Coincidentally, in a book I was reading during my farming endeavors, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them… Read more »