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"First Food" Justice: Racial Disparities in Infant Feeding as Food Oppression

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Title: "First Food" Justice: Racial Disparities in Infant Feeding as Food Oppression
Authors: Freeman, Andrea
Keywords: food oppression
food justice
food policy
critical race theory
health disparities
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breastfeeding

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Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Fordham Law Review
Citation: Freeman, A. "First Food" Justice: Racial Disparities in Infant Feeding as Food Oppression. 83 Fordham L. Rev. 3053 2014-2015.
Related To: http://fordhamlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/pdfs/Vol_83/No_6/Freeman_May.pdf
Abstract: Tabitha Walrond gave birth to Tyler Isaac Walrond on June 27, 1997, when Tabitha, a black woman from the Bronx, was nineteen years old.^1 Four months before the birth, Tabitha, who received New York public assistance, attempted to enroll Tyler in her health insurance plan (HIP), but encountered a mountain of bureaucratic red tape and errors.^2 After several trips to three different offices in the city, Tabitha still could not get a Medicaid card for Tyler.^3 Tabitha's city caseworker informed her that she would have to wait until after Tyler's social security card and birth certificate arrived to get the card.^4 No doctor would see him without the Medicaid card.^5
Pages/Duration: 36 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/46050
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