POET: Clint Smith
PIECE: Place Matters
Class Stratification and Poverty
Clint Smith examines the implications of urban food deserts.

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“Their zip-code has already told them that their life expectancy is 30 years shorter than the county seven miles away.”

The impact of socioeconomic status on the health and education of young students is explored. Smith’s juxtaposition of the warriors in ancient Egypt with his students in Washington DC calls attention to the concept of the food desert.

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