Chapter 6 EXPLORE Why Is There Inequality.docx - Shelby Griffin February 4,2019 \u2013 February 11,2019 SOC 100 Webtext Questions Why Is There Inequality

Chapter 6 EXPLORE Why Is There Inequality.docx - Shelby...

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Shelby Griffin February 4,2019 – February 11,2019 SOC 100 Webtext Questions Why Is There Inequality? EXPLORE Ron Finley knows that the work he’s doing is about more than just food. It’s about tackling inequality head on, one bite at a time. WHY DOES FOOD MATTER? Ron’s story is important, because it shows the subtle ways our social systems can create or perpetuate inequalities. Food deserts, like the one where Ron lives, mean that an entire community does not have access to healthy, fresh food. This increases the likelihood of obesity and preventable diseases, and negatively impacts the health of the community. Think only of the economic impact—people who are chronically ill have the added expense of paying for treatment and medical care, which can also affect their work-life balance and job prospects. Most tragically, chronic illness often leads to early death. What does that mean for children or family

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