The Importance Of Pride In Social Justice

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I have always taken pride in my social justice pursuits. Nevertheless, I was prone to a common pitfall: attempting to speak for a community of which I wasn't a part. While denouncing the practice, I didn’t realize it in myself until my Urban Research and Design class this spring.
I was passionate about our project- tackling food deserts- and we had a solution! We found a grocer working tirelessly and a partner who agreed to supply more affordable produce. Single-handedly, we would rebuild this community! At our next meeting with the grocer, we mentioned our idea.
“Fantastic!” He replied. “I don’t need produce, though. I need a walk-in cooler.” My stomach dropped to my knees- that seemed impossible. We trudged back to school, dejected that
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