Grocery Stores as the Harbinger of Gentrification

Historian Marcia Chatelaine's appearance on NPR to discuss her book: Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America was the kind of discussion that makes you sit in your driveway listening to NPR long after you've reached home.  The powerful place of McDonald's as community center in some low income neighborhoods, the fact that grocery stores are often the harbinger of gentrification, and the powerful imagery of openness and access that McDonalds presents all make me think hard about food policy.  Brava!

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