The American Public Health Association names racism as a driving force behind social determinants of health—including housing, education, employment—and a barrier to attaining health equity. Nembhard and White suggest that “declaring racism a public health issue is an important step to bringing systemic disparities to the forefront.”

Black Appetite. White Food. invites educators to explore the nuanced ways white privilege surfaces within and beyond the classroom. Author Jamila Lyiscott provides a variety of ideas and tools that educators can use to increase their awareness of white privilege, offer inspiration for continuing the journey of becoming anti-racist, and provide calls-to-action around racial injustice and inequity.