Study Finds Grocery Hasn’t Changed Area’s Health

Alfred Lubrano, Philly, February 15, 2014

Low-income America is rife with food deserts, where supermarkets are scarce and good food so rare that people have little choice but to shop in corner stores, whose processed and highly caloric foods contribute to obesity.

Build a decent supermarket with good, fresh produce, social scientists have said, and residents will flock to the oasis, their neighborhood a desert no more and their health much improved.

That kind of thinking inspired the creation of a Fresh Grocer store in North Philadelphia, opened to great fanfare–including an appearance by Michelle Obama–on North Broad Street near Temple University in 2009.

Has health in the neighborhood improved?

A landmark study released this month–the first of its kind in U.S. history–says: not really.

Though the market has made people more aware of the availability of fruits and vegetables, shoppers haven’t been eating any more produce, and their body-mass index (a combination of height and weight) hasn’t declined, according to the study, published in the journal Health Affairs.

Before anyone blames North Philadelphians for failing to get healthier, experts say the mere presence of a 46,000-square-foot supermarket cannot alter human behavior.

“You shouldn’t expect a new store to change consumption,” said Stephen A. Matthews, a Pennsylvania State University sociologist and one of three authors of the study. “It’s naive to think that intervening at one level will be a magic bullet. Obesity is so complex.”

The $15 million Fresh Grocer was developed by, among other entities, the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Initiative, a public-private partnership established to increase the number of supermarkets in underserved communities across the state.

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Aside from what people eat, the study teased out an interesting fact about where people shop.

Of the more than 300 people surveyed who lived within a mile or so of the Fresh Grocer, 83 had adopted it as their main store within six months of its opening. Most people continued to shop elsewhere–as many as 40 other stores, according to Matthews.

Some shopped as far away as the Reading Terminal Market in Center City, which has long been a favorite of low-income shoppers because of easy transit access, antihunger experts say.

Matthews said people are still loyal to their old stores. And for many, Fresh Grocer–though less pricey than the corner stores–still is more expensive than other surrounding venues, local food experts say.

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    You say “food desert,” I say “low IQ gluttonous blacks.”

    • MekongDelta69

      The leftist PC term is, “horizontally challenged.”

      You’ve just committed a ‘micro-aggression.’ Off to the re-education camp with you…

    • IstvanIN

      Them black chicks do got some “glutes”!

      • sbuffalonative

        Cushin’ for the pushin’.

    • JackKrak

      The headline says “Study Finds Grocery Hasn’t Changed Area’s Health”, I say “Four Hundred Years Out of Africa Hasn’t Changed Them One Damned Bit”.

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    They don’t want that sort of food. It actually requires a little work to prepare it, and what they prefer to do instead is watch television and beat up lone whites and Asians.

    • Moe Moe

      …and eat at Popeye’s Chicken or KFC, or Mickey-D’s…

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        That’s factory food. How many of them have a vegetable garden in their yard? I grow peppers – a cross between ordinary bell peppers and jalapenos, and moved them inside for the winter. They’re in Ariadne’s bedroom window, because this faces south. They took a vacation in December and January, but they’re producing peppers again. I save the cores, seeds and stems and dry those out before grinding them as a spice. I mix the pepper powder with drained sauerkraut to make kimchi.

        How many of them do that?

        • IstvanIN

          Come on now, you are flaunting your White privilege again!

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Of course, but I gots ta be haben dat, gnome sayin?

        • 1stworlder

          Time, space and numbers are white privilege

        • ncpride

          You’re making me miss my little garden. How I look forward to spring so I can plant my favorite food… tomatoes. Think I’m going to try Mountain Pride this year instead of Better Boy’s. I’ve heard they’re fabulous.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Growing tomatoes here is all about soil conditioning. We compost kitchen scraps like it was a religion. I dig up the planters each May, and bury the old pistachio shells first. On top of that go dead leaves, then kitchen compost scraps and finally wood ash from the hibachi. Then the dirt goes back on top. The soil in Colorado’s front range is sand and miserable volcanic clay, but with enough work we get amazing tomatoes. You might not think that pistachio shells would make good fertilizer, but after a year underground, they turn orange and rubbery. After two years they turn black and crumbly. After three years they’re gone. That soil is now blacker than midnight in a mineshaft.

            My mother thought last year’s crop of tomatoes was outstanding.

    • sbuffalonative

      Blacks have long blamed ‘fast food racism’ by accusing corporations of deliberately putting their restaurants in black communities for their bad eating habits and poor health.

      Blacks will never take responsibility for their own actions.

      • WR_the_realist

        During the hurricane Katrina mess white volunteers provided free sandwiches for people in the refugee centers. The blacks complained that they weren’t getting good stuff, like McDonald’s hamburgers.

      • 1stworlder

        They blame greed for putting in fast food places but greed would be what would bring anything that the community would be willing to support in.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        Blacks can’t take responsibility for their actions because of their low IQs and high level of testosterone.

      • SaggyGenes

        Making excuses for TNB is a key component of TNB.

    • 1stworlder

      But they have fresh watermelons and bananas

    • Kristin Morgan

      No it does not. One does not need cook an apple, or a banana, or tomatoes and lettuce for a salad. All of this “too busy/too poor to cook” is complete NONsense.

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        Chewing up an apple is too much work for some of them. Remember that these are the folks who accuse us of dumping trash in their neighborhoods. I occasionally see homeless whites picking up aluminum cans, just to sell them to scrap dealers and make a few bucks. I’ve never seen blacks doing that, not even black kids.

        I picked up some windblown junk mail paper outside 30 minutes ago, along with an aluminum can (I went to the mailbox hoping that a book I had ordered from Amazon would have arrived). The paper trash is now in the recycle bin in my garage, and the can is now crushed and sitting in the bag that will eventually go to Wise Recycling for money. Why does anyone imagine white and northeast Asian neighborhoods look clean?

        A banana needs to be peeled. A tomato needs to be sliced up. The only thing one must do to prepare a frozen burrito is microwave it.

        • WR_the_realist

          Most of my cooking is simple stuff, like stir fries and stews. There’s a little chopping, peeling, and cooking to do, so naturally the diversity prefers to microwave a burrito. I’m certainly not perfect in my eating habits, and when I’m in a hurry I’ll sometimes resort to a quick microwave meal myself. The difference is, I know that’s not how I should normally be eating.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I make up lots of stuff at a time, like big batches of chile, split-pea & lentil soup or stew. I then put it up in Tupperware in the freezer, so we always have something we can heat up quickly, such as for when we have a good game of Neverwinter Nights going online together.

  • Massif1

    Trader Joe’s was going to open in a black neighborhood, but blacks didn’t want to eat healthy.

    • IstvanIN

      And didn’t want Whites in the neighborhood.

      • 1stworlder

        They didn’t want whites raising the property values, and thus property taxes.

        • Alexandra1973

          I don’t know why they were chimping over that. I’m sure that because they’re black they would have gotten some freebies regardless.

          • Who Me?

            AND on top of it all, it was a couple of “black” businessmen that wanted to put it in there. The neighborhood people were working against their own…

      • Erasmus

        Didn’t want whites in their neighborhood? That sounds like racism to me.

  • borogirl54

    Let’s be honest, these people could be given a free gym membership at a gym close to where they live but it would not make a difference. They will continue to eat the way they want until they end up with some medical problem such as diabetes or heart disease but for many, it would not make a difference.

    • Alexandra1973

      Then they want Whitey to foot the bill.

    • sbuffalonative

      Which is why the campaign for ObamaCare was built on lies.

      • Alexandra1973

        Exactly. “Access to health care” my big toe. I read that to mean “Totally abuse your body, then expect someone else to pick up the tab when you suffer the consequences.”

    • Who Me?

      It’d mess up their “har-doo”.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      1. Most of the blacks that need to go to the gym wouldn’t use it even if it was both free and across the street

      2. The ones that do would be mostly relatively young and fit men, but they would mostly lift. To add some muscle in anticipation of their either going to prison or going back to prison. The most cardio they would do is basketball.

      3. Black men won’t shower communally if they can help it. Unless they’re gay, in which case that’s the main reason they go to a gym.

  • Extropico

    The solution to poor eating habits is clear as crystal meth; we must double the monthly stipend on EBT cards.

    • IstvanIN

      Or make EBT limited to certain items only. Boy would that p#ss them off!

      • Extropico

        When I saw the sign on an Atlanta store window that they accepted the TANF portion of EBT for the purchase of sneakers, my jaw just dropped.

        • 1stworlder

          Leftist blocked legislation to keep EBT cash from being taken out at strip clubs and casinos.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            They do this because the whole point is that Afritards be allowed to game the system.

        • Charles W.

          Payless Shoes also lets you pay with EBT. To think you can buy a perfectly good pair of shoes for a few dollars at Salvation Army, and tax money is paying for these dregs to shop retail. Unreal.

      • Dale McNamee

        I agree,IstvanlN…

        I see carts full of “junk food” paid for by EBT cards… The cards could be modified to pay for vegetables, fruit,etc.

        Also, EBT card holders should be made to go to government food distribution centers to get powdered eggs, surplus cheese, peanut butter, milk, and other basic foodstuffs…

        If they are truly hungry, they’ll eat those foods…

        • pcmustgo

          yes, and USED clothing and shoes and furniture and such

          • Dale McNamee

            There are consignment stores,Goodwill,Salvtion Army, and thrift stores…Some of the clothes are in really good shape !

            They also don’t need smartphones…

          • Erasmus

            We callz ‘em “sailfoams”. Donchoo no nuffins?

            (Or did you sleep through ebonics class, which is usually held right after “maf.”)

          • Dale McNamee

            LOL !

            I guess that I went to the wrong schools… Schools that taught proper English grammar and pronuciation…

            I don’t do “ebonics”…

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Gnome sayin?

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I got a like-new grey herringbone tweed jacket at the ARC thrift store for $10. Neckties there are $2. We have a lot of things I got essentially for free. The shelving in my office at home was a nice wrought-iron baker’s rack, but the glass shelves had been broken. I rescued it from the dumpster at my mother’s townhouse complex and drove it home, where I made wooden shelves with nice edging on them. These I stained with used motor oil and and then covered with urethane varnish.

            The stand for the TV and DVD player is also wrought-iron, and I got that at ARC for $10. I made a new wooden top shelf for that as well. The original glass one is OK, but I didn’t trust it to support the weight of the TV set. A grab-bag of 30 size-L T-shirts at ARC was $6: everything from NASCAR to the Tennessee Tech tennis team.

            I very strongly suspect that China will stop loaning money for the US government to support blacks and browns on public-assistance (yes, that includes their fake make-work “jobs”), and then the diversitards really have to live frugally.

          • Alexandra1973

            I’m on food stamps due to my particular situation (not TANF though) and I got a really nice long coat for a few bucks at Goodwill. I’ve had complete strangers on the street compliment my coat.

            Seems to me the wealthier among us buy something new, wear it a few times, then donate it. Spend a few bucks and look like a million. :)

          • WR_the_realist

            Actually China has recently been selling, not buying, Treasury bonds. The biggest purchaser of Treasury bonds is now the Federal Reserve, and they just print the money to buy them.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          Years ago, there was an article in Time magazine about what we eat. Photos of what a German family, a Japanese family and a black “American” family had bought were included. The Germans had bought some great-looking pieces of meat and lots of fresh fruit. The Japanese had some fish that made my mouth water, rather little fruit, but lots of fresh vegetables. The blacks had bought trashy “convenience” food, chips and soda.

          I get frozen, uncooked, boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Costco. They’re $19.99 for 10 pounds. I cut them in half to make them thinner and then marinate them before cooking. How does one beat $2 a pound for chicken? I get frozen whiting fillets at Wal Mart. I think they’re about as cheap. I like the big bags of the Bird’s Eye mixed frozen vegetables. With a little meat, some frozen vegetables and either rice or pasta, one can quickly and easily produce a healthy one-pot meal.

          My point is that eating well – and healthy – costs almost nothing, but is does require some voluntary participation on the part of the consumer.

          • Dale McNamee

            My wife and I do the same. It’s easy to do…It’s as easy as buying “junk food”..

      • 1stworlder

        Some states have tried to ban welfare cards from cashing out in casinos and strip clubs but leftists have fought against it.

        • Alexandra1973

          Somehow when I think of someone that’s needy, I don’t think they need “adult” entertainment.

  • Archibald_Cunningham

    Obesity is so complex.

    Typical liberal delusion. Obesity is quite possibly the LEAST complex issue in all of healthcare. Except for the less than 1% who have a hormone problem, if you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. I’ve yet to hear of an incident where someone was chained to a couch and force-fed fatty, processed foods for several years. Once again, blacks are not responsible for their actions.

    • sbuffalonative

      Obesity HAS to be a complex. If it’s not that means people are personally responsible for their own actions and outcomes.

      • ncpride

        I saw on the news over the weekend where lawyers across the country are trying to get sate AG’s to go after and sue fast food chains for making people fat. No joke. There is ZERO personal accountability in this country anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least should they convince a few AG’s to do exactly that. Insane.

    • http://www.presstitutes.org/ Mike Conrad

      The complexity comes from generating false narratives to supplant what is patently clear to the most casual observer.

    • Who Me?

      There is absolutely nothing complex about obesity. My dog got fat. I fed him less and walked him more. He lost weight and is no longer fat. All these “obese” people need to do is eat less and move more. What could possible be simpler and less complex?

  • Puggg

    You can lead a horse to lettuce…

    This article is schizo. It worries about obesity, then it quotes “anti-hunger experts” toward the end.

    Which is it? Are they fat or starving?

  • Tarczan

    “The $15 million Fresh Grocer was developed by, among other entities, the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Initiative, a public-private partnership established to increase the number of supermarkets in underserved communities across the state.”

    So if you give enough money to a private business they will dare to build a grocery in a darkie area. It will still fail; how long before AmRen posts the story of the closing of the Fresh Grocer? Three years max.

    • sbuffalonative

      A couple years ago, a supermarket closed in the black ‘east side’. Our local ‘angry black man’ writer for the Buffalo News blamed corporate policies for not training the staff properly.

      Only at the end, did he make mention of badly behaved customers.

      When it come to blacks, there’s always an excuse.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Forcing blacks to act white is racist

      • Katherine McChesney

        Kroger closed it’s store in North Nashville two years ago for rampant theft of it’s products. That and their black cashiers were not scanning products. Kroger lost over a $1m in one year alone.

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          In Riverside CA, we had three supermarkets close for the same reason, but with browns doing the theft. That was back in the ’80s when the area was only about 35% Mexican, it’s much worse now.

        • Erasmus

          But profiling of them by a store’s security would be rayciss.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            I remember the days when grocery stores didn’t have security, you could trust White Americans on the honor system. Now in LA even libraries have security guards.

        • Who Me?

          Oooh, just can’t keep those blacks from stealing the fresh broccoli, snap beans and brown rice, eh?

      • Ron Cheaters

        The truth is always buried in those last two paragraphs.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Having worked in Northern Canada on a reserve about 200 spots a year would come up where the Canadian Government would pay for education of a native to become whatever, and every year less than 1 percent even would apply year in year out. Food was always white bread, red meat, full sugar soda and chips yet they could have anything. It really is just pointless to even try.

    • Ron Cheaters

      Huffing gas during teenage years might have a little to do with the low turnout.

  • sbuffalonative

    This fits in with my comments about the ObamaCare campaign of lies.

    It was said that minorities were unhealthy because they lacked access to doctors. Once they had access to doctors, they would go to doctors, follows their doctors advice and obesity and diabetes would be a thing of the past in minority communities.

    Wishful theories if not outright lies.

    Minorities have unhealthy eating habits regardless of access to food. You could put the best supermarket in their ‘hood and they’d still not buy fruits and vegetables.

    Wilted asparagus is not the problem. They are the problem.

    Theories after theory, lie after lie.

    • WR_the_realist

      The purpose of Obamacare is to make white people pay for the treatment of diabetes and heart disease of blacks and Hispanics who refuse to eat a healthy diet.

      • 1stworlder

        One out of 12 blacks has Sickle cell and that leads to cardio vascular & respiratory problems, but on the plus side it helps them survive malaria without white mans medicine.

    • 1stworlder

      They have to be smart enough to follow the doctors advice.

      • sbuffalonative

        Smart enough and responsible enough. Two things blacks lack. Hence we have to take care of them.

        Just wait a couple years to see if ObamaCare has reduced the rates of obesity and diabetes in the black community.

        My prediction: no reduction.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          I hope to Hell that ObamaCare does NOT last another two years.

      • Erasmus

        They have to be smart enough to follow the doctors advice.

        There’s your problem right there.

  • bigone4u

    “Build it and they will come.” Ha! It’s too much work to cook when fast food joints abound and the convenience store has all those bags of chips and grape drink andskittles and mmmm mmmm goodies….. Only white persons are smart enough to want to eat healthy, but libtards project white intelligence and culture into the ghetto, where it DOES NOT EXIST. Wake up you dummy libtards because none of your stuped schemes ever work.

    • 1stworlder

      they might steal stuff.

  • Truthseeker

    What? You mean people actually have to do things for themselves if they want their life situation to improve? You don’t say!

    • Erasmus

      Taking responsibility for your life is a white thing, or, at the very least, it’s not a black thing.

  • Charles W.

    I’ve had arguments with liberal white morons about this exact topic before. They actually believe that, if given a choice, blacks will put down the cheez doodles and Arizona watermelon flavored drink and pick up the broccoli and celery. This is how stupid, out of touch with reality, the average white liberal is.

    If you visit Japan, you will see that Japanese people are bombarded with advertisements everywhere to eat at McDonalds. Yet the average Japanese person will time and time again choose miso soup and rice over chicken mcnuggets. They view fast food as an occasional indulgence, not as a daily sustenance.

    I wonder what the difference is? Could it be the 30+ point difference in average IQ and impulse control?

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Nobody has to play their hunches. I can see the answer with my own eyes once every several weeks during the warm or mild weather season at the very famous farmers’ market in St. Louis I patronize.

      Sure, there are black shoppers there. And there are lots and lots and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables available at many stands. I noticed out of the corner of my eye that almost all of them take EBT, so that’s not an excuse.

      And what are the blacks there buying? Fatty meats, sugary candy.

      • Charles W.

        Many years ago I worked at a Starbucks in an area with many blacks. The black females would come in and, without fail, order a large (20oz) caramel frappuccino with “ecksra ecksra ecksra caramel.” I mean, it was literally like life as caricature.

        Btw, one large caramel frappuccino is 81g of sugar. So with “ecksra” caramel you’re easily talking 100g+.

        Also, one of my black female coworkers at the Starbucks used to drink the frappuccinos all day every day ‘cuz huh butt wunt big enuff.’ Mind you she already was overweight by normal standards.

        • IstvanIN

          They aren’t overweight, they are thick.

          • Katherine McChesney

            “Thick” in Britain means ‘dumb’.

        • Ron Cheaters

          That’s Car-mel, not caramel.

        • Who Me?

          A White woman says, “Honey, does this dress make my butt look too big?”
          A black woman says ,”Honey, does this dress make my butt look big enough?”

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Let me see, black people are fat because there are no shops selling fresh fruit and veg, but, if there are shops selling fresh fruit and veg, black people are fat because ‘Obesity is so complex’.

    Here’s a radical thought. Maybe black people are fat because they choose to eat highly processed foods and do little exercise. Or is that idea not ‘complex’ enough?

  • ncpride

    This article is just laughable. The excuses they make to explain away their lack of interest in healthy food is amusing to read. It sounds eerily like the excuses we hear about black failure. How can we racist Whites expect blacks to rise to our level in just sixty years after centuries of ‘oppression’…. and in the next breath claim they are exactly like us ,we are equal and there is NO disparity in intelligence. They will never stop making excuses for them. Ever.

    • Charles W.

      Yes. Anyone who’s ever argued with a liberal will know that they will grasp at the last of a million flimsy straws before conceding that our view of race might be correct.

      What must be understood is that liberals don’t form their opinions based on logic. They form them based on what other people think. They are trying to identify with a group whom they perceive to be ‘elite,’ ‘smart,’ ‘educated,’ ‘cultured,’ ‘successful,’ etc. That’s why all attempts to win liberals over with logic fail. They’re not looking for truth, and actually have no interest in it at all. It’s all about identifying with a certain group.

      • Germanicus

        I liked this: “Liberals do not form opinions based on logic, they form their opinions based upon what other people think.” I just never have heard nor thought of it so simply put. Brilliant! Watch, thirty people will send me links to complicated linguistic studies showing that children of every ethnographic group know this, among fourteen other *primary* mental concepts, by age seven. I always was a slow learner.

        • Charles W.

          Thanks. I realized this after a few years of trying to argue with liberals. I finally realized that their logical faculties weren’t even engaged when debating. Totally pointless.

  • Spartacus

    Eating healthy is racist .

  • Anglokraut

    We’re all shocked that Crisco-fried, salt-encrusted organic, free-range chicken isn’t healthier.

    • Katherine McChesney

      One thing I know for certain about blacks in the South is that they believe in ‘eating greens’ every day. I don’t know if they prepare them with ham hocks or fat back but they ‘love dey greens’.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Do they really think blacks prefer green tea to grape soda?

    • sbuffalonative

      Yes. That’s the theory. The theory is that blacks have poor eating habits because they have poor and limited choices. People actually believe this or at least say so publicly. Telling the truth or expecting personal responsibility are not options.

    • Alexandra1973

      I like green tea. Especially the Moroccan Mint.

      Is that white privilege?

      • antiquesunlight

        Anything that’s sensible is white privilege.

      • NoMosqueHere

        No, it’s white intelligence.

        • Alexandra1973

          The kind I have has lemongrass. During the summer I just pour in cold water and ice and have iced tea.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Build a decent supermarket with good, fresh produce, social scientists have said, and residents will flock to the oasis…”

    Well hell – if social ‘scientists’ say it’s true – it MUST be true. Yes?!

    “If you build it, they WON’T come.”

  • Rhialto

    Most Blacks prefer food that tastes good, giving them immediate satisfaction, to foods that don’t taste so good, giving them long term health benefits.

    That is amazing, because in all other areas most Blacks use a long time frame in evaluating benefits, such as education, criminal behavior, borrowing money, and sexual activities.

    In Africa, the only way to store food was to convert it to body fat. Otherwise the food rotted. This explains Black eating habits.

  • antiquesunlight

    This is so stupid. I’ve had a couple arguments about this sort of thing with white liberals before. They basically have two arguments. One is that black people eat garbage because that’s all that’s around them. When I point out the miracle of supply and demand, they call me a racist. The second argument is that blacks are discriminated against because unhealthy food is cheaper. When I point out that oatmeal, eggs, rice, bread, carrots, potatoes, beans, and various other decent foods are dirt cheap, they say nuh-uh. When I point out that they could fish for themselves, they say I’m crazy. When I suggest that they grow some of their own vegetables or fruit, they say that’s too much to expect. And the worst thing I say is that, if nothing else, these blacks should be grateful that smart white people have figured out how to mass produce food that they can afford. Otherwise, they would starve because they wouldn’t be able to eat anything at all. But that’s too logical, so it’s racist.

    • IstvanIN

      Funny thing about fishing, when I was a kid you would always see coloreds, as we used to say, fishing off of bridges, for sunnies and catfish I assume. They would fry them up. As kids we always thought they smelled funny because of all the fish they ate.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Anything less than not charging blacks for any food at anytime, anywhere, will always be racist to the inexperienced White liberal.

      • Reverend Bacon

        This is true. But if salads and big macs were all free, which one would they choose? Both, probably. But is there any logic in thinking that blacks would be LESS obese if we gave them MORE food?

    • Reverend Bacon

      Here’s another thought on this nonsense: the ghetto is only for blacks, and the white suburbs are for everyone. Blacks aren’t afraid to venture into the burbs, but the reverse is true.

      And here’s an exception to the food desert crap: “Rainbow Grocery” in San Francisco, is in a very high crime neighborhood. It’s the only place in the city to get certain things, like 8 different kinds of local honey in bulk, etc. Inside: all white. Outside: run for your cars, it’s frightening.

  • The Final Solution

    I’ve heard a lot of this “food desert” rhetoric over the last several years. What a bunch of liberal bollocks. How can you have a food desert in the land of plenty? Because the non-whites are “forced” to shop at the corner store for their malt liquor and watermelon because they are too lazy and stupid to go to any real grocery store? No there are no food deserts unless you’re talking about Africa or the moon or something. If the healthy food doesn’t just magically appear in a brother’s mouth with a tall glass of suds to wash it down then I guess he has no choice but to consume gallons of soda and Popeyes located no further than two doors down.

  • CelestiaQuesta

    Try fried chicken and watermelon only store.
    That is a gold mine.

  • dd121

    The left just lives in a fantasy world. I think Michelle’s derriere says all there is to know about negro eating habits.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Given the physical appearance of many urban Americans, access to food has never been an issue. “Food desert” is simply a concept invented by white liberals who fret that blacks don’t have access to organic kale.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    Go to any church homeless shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen. Same story. I had blacks not only sit on their hands, but give me dirty looks as I scrubbed their bathrooms. Now I reserve my volunteerism and philanthropy for Whites only, and I strongly suggest everyone do the same. It’s like when Golden Dawn passed out free pork to hungry people, the muslims had a fit but could do nothing about it. We need to show them that they’re not welcome in every legal way.

    • Alexandra1973

      Sometimes I join my mother-in-law and her friend at a free meal at a church in the city where she lives. One time they’d have a stack of baked goods donated from a local chain grocery store on the stage. The rule was one per family, and after everyone had had a chance to get something, you could take what you wanted. I typically got into the meal line first with my son while everyone killed each other, and at the end I picked up some items I could use.

      During the saying of grace, these blacks would get into position so they could get the “best” stuff. One per family? Try at least two or three per person! (I kind of peeked.) After a while they stopped having the goodies.

      Then this same bunch of blacks caused some trouble, and as a result were kicked out and banned. Now occasionally there are some goodies. There are only a couple of blacks there.

      In my city there’s a church that has a free meal once a month and since I’m low income I can pick up a couple of bags of food from the food pantry at the same time. No blacks there. Then again my small town is about 97% White. No problems at all. I’ve noticed that the blacks tend to be at the south end of town, and I’m at the north end. In fact, while my apartment complex does rental assistance, I have yet to see any blacks (or Hispanics). At one point the next-door neighbor had a Confederate flag in an upstairs window. Wish they’d kept it up…I was thinking, that’ll keep blacks away!

  • LACountyRedneck

    “….hasn’t changed areas health.” True. Their homicide rate has been consistent.

  • Ella

    This means more hamburger recipes like spaghetti and more healthy soups. Apples and bananas are the least expensive fruits. Food can be half your budget in some parts of the world but rent tends to be lower. In Europe, this white mom would faint at their tariffs and federal food taxes on top of inflationary costs–30-60% higher . Of course, you pay for what you get. Did Germany and France start to grow GMO veggies and fruits yet beyond feed corn?

  • bubo

    Blacks like sweets. They aren’t going to eat healthy because some lefty whites open a natural food market in the hood.

  • Alexandra1973

    That’s interesting. I have a tiny bit of Amerind ancestry and I know I can drop weight on a low-carb diet.

  • Alexandra1973

    If their stoves aren’t functioning, you can bet it’s not management’s fault.

  • Alexandra1973

    I was driving through Akron a few days ago. Anytime I saw a cluster of those kinds of shops, I made sure my doors were locked (they always are). Boogietown.

  • Earl Turner

    Don’t forget the Autozone, Advance, and o’Reilly auto parts stores literally right next door to each other, each with blacks working on their broken down old heaps right in the parking lots.

  • Reverend Bacon

    The libs always muck up their causalities. It’s not that blacks eat poorly because no one has established a healthy food store near them, it’s that no one has established such a store because they eat poorly, and no one wants to go broke. It’s not that they rob and kill and flunk school because society has low expectations of them; society has low expectations because they rob and kill and flunk school. White racism doesn’t cause them to rape 35,000 white women each year; but the fact that they rape 35,000 white women every year may have something to do with white racism.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    That woman can afford to buy her children bags of junk food but says she can’t afford an apple.

    I also see her boys have the latest laptops and all the rest.

    I call BS.

  • Who Me?

    During Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding, there was absolute bedlam in the Superdome. If that had been all or even mostly White refugees there would have been chaos for MAYBE 3 hours, max. By the end of that time, everyone would have been sorted out and peacefully, if cramped and uncomfortably, accommodated. Whites would have been working together to keep everything clean and the plumbing, etc. running. Any food would have been equitably shared, with the children and elderly fed first, and the rapes, assaults, thefts and murders would not have occurred.
    There have been many White areas flooded and otherwise scenes of horrible disasters, and nothing EVER, EVER happens like the special slice of hell that transpired after Katrina.

  • TXCriollo

    This is funny because I heard this food desert theory for the first time last night, my friend works with a liberal and i mean super crazy left wing guy. They were both drinking I kept my mouth shut for the first part of there argument. The left winger started to talk about slavery and how it still affects blacks today, i said bs the choices you make today make you who you are, saying slavery is keeping people down how are the irish americans doing so well when they were held down not only by the anglos but also the americans when they came here. He had a bs rebuttal i said slow down your making excuses for poor behavior, now thats when he brought up the food desert , on they cant get good food and cant some other left wing bs. Well i pretty much said you can go to the store buy rice beans ground beef and veggies and eat a decent meal for cheap. Instead they go buy crap food, guy did not buy what i was sellin white libs are something else

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Consider this:

      The school to prison pipeline must necessarily cross food deserts.

  • Brian

    Aboriginal Aussies have a lot of diabetes too– never had agriculture til YT showed up, haven’t developed the metabolism to deal with it.

  • Brian

    US blacks vs. Italy, one week’s food for family:

  • Alexandra1973

    All the howling and carrying on would probably help them burn off that excess flab.

  • Alexandra1973

    I’ve lost weight drinking raw goat’s milk. I’ve also had that butter/cod liver oil blend, need to get some more.

    Dr. Price knew what he was talking about. He’s pretty well ignored nowadays…drill, fill, and bill!

  • WR_the_realist

    That woman can take comfort in the fact that the current official policy of the Federal Reserve is to increase inflation from a level it considers to be too low.

  • Brian

    Why the ‘actually’? You’re agreeing with me.