“The group efficiently sets up shop at the wellness center. Tents and an awning come out to keep people and products cool. Crates holding bundles of greens, boxes of strawberries and glass jars filled with herbs are placed on the side of the bus on removable metal shelves. The market also sells local meat, eggs, dairy and honey, which, like the produce, is a mix of items from Arcadia and other local farms . . .
“When it’s time to move on, [summer fellow Anna] Hymanson sets the timer, as the group is informally competitive about how quickly they can break everything down. A lot of precise stacking is required, using one of what [culinary educator JuJu] Harris affectionately calls Bartley’s ‘Ben-ventions,’ a series of wooden frames that prevents things from sliding around.”
via Mission-driven Mobile Market targets food deserts, underserved schools | Kaid Benfield’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.
the “solution” suggested blames the victims for risking the journey.
So why does the mainstream press seek to place the blame on the parents and a supposed softening of immigration policy?
Because the alternative to blaming migrant families themselves is unpalatable to them.
The alternative is to accept that the Central American and North American Free Trade Agreements have left thousands of youth with no economic opportunities.
It is to accept that US security aid for drug wars has armed and aggravated violence in Mexico and Central America.
It is to understand the high cost of supporting the Honduran coup and how the Honduran people and the US population continue to pay that price, as out migration has surged over 500% in the past two years and human rights violations, instability and violence are skyrocketing.
via Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths.