“How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America” by Priya Fielding-Sing

Updated: Jun 1

Please purchase and read/listen to “How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America” by Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4).



The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation's Reading for Understanding monthly virtual book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


This book is a deep dive into racism’s impact on how and why we eat the way we do, through the lens of various families.

– Alicia and Sabrina, Reading for Understanding Workgroup


“Inequality in America manifests in many ways, but perhaps nowhere more than in how we eat. From her years of field research, sociologist and ethnographer Priya Fielding-Singh brings us into the kitchens of dozens of families from varied educational, economic, and ethnoracial backgrounds to explore how--and why--we eat the way we do. We get to know four families intimately: the Bakers, a Black family living below the federal poverty line; the Williamses, a working-class white family just above it; the Ortegas, a middle-class Latinx family; and the Cains, an affluent white family.”

Source: https://bookshop.org/books/how-the-other-half-eats-the-untold-story-of-food-and-inequality-in-america/9780316427265




Purchase the book from Ida’s Bookshop, Collingswood, New Jersey.


Each month we are celebrating a black-owned bookstore. Please consider supporting Ida’s Bookshop, Collingswood, New Jersey, https://www.oursisterbookshops.com/idas

Purchase: https://bookshop.org/books/how-the-other-half-eats-the-untold-story-of-food-and-inequality-in-america/9780316427265


Please purchase and read/listen to “How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America” by Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4).


Reading for Understanding


Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and a one question quiz to access the meeting credentials preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small virtual discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern United States.


Support black-owned bookstores.


Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Visit https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php to find a store in your area or shop directly from https://aalbc.com.


“African American Literature Book Club, AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.”

Source: AALBC.com


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series and join our Finding Your Voice Program.


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