The U.S. food system has created and
been shaped by racial injustices since its
inception. The ways in which racial injustice
is made manifest through our food system
are sometimes quite clear and other times
murky at best. Data is a powerful tool that
can either illuminate or obstruct the reality
of injustice. Disaggregating data by race
can shed light on systemic oppression.
This report identifies metrics related to racial
equity in the food system that are either in
use by organizations currently or have been
recommended, whether in a publication or
through an interview. By documenting the
current landscape in this area, this report
provides a foundation for the Michigan Good
Food Charter Shared Measurement Advisory
Committee to consider and select a set of
metrics that can be used at state (Michigan)
and local levels to track progress towards an
equitable food system.1
The metrics in this
report can also provide a foundation for other
interested organizations to track progress.

Download Document

Document Details:

Publication Date: May 01, 2019
Published By: Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems