Demo­c­ra­t­ic May­or Pro­pos­es Gov­ern­ment-Owned Gro­cery Store For ‘Racial Jus­tice’

Democratic Mayor Proposes Government-Owned Grocery Store For ‘Racial Justice’

Chicago’s Demo­c­ra­t­ic may­or has announced a part­ner­ship with a far-left non-prof­it to advance his pro­pos­al of a gov­ern­ment-owned gro­cery store, which he argues is need­ed for the sake of “racial jus­tice.”
May­or Bran­don John­son said in a press release this month that the city-owned gro­cery store — which would be the largest of its kind in the U.S. — is need­ed to address the exit of cor­po­rate gro­cery stores and pro­mote “food equi­ty.”
“[F]ood access and secu­ri­ty link direct­ly to envi­ron­men­tal and racial jus­tice,” Johnson’s office said in a press release, adding that “37% of Black res­i­dents and 29% of Latine/x res­i­dents are food inse­cure, com­pared to 19% of res­i­dents over­all.”
The mayor’s office argued that “his­toric dis­in­vest­ment has led to inequitable access to food retail across Chica­go,” and not­ed that “exist­ing inequities have been exac­er­bat­ed as at least six gro­cery stores closed on the South and West sides over the past two years.”
Indeed, as Chica­go con­tin­ues to reel with v …