Despite the vast architecture of detrimental policies enacted after 9/11, many flew under the radar of the media and the general public. Perhaps the most harmful resulting policy implemented is the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, which allowed the ongoing, state-sanctioned persecution of a range of non-white Americans.
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives, a network of co-ops, almost all of which are composed of Black family farmers across the Deep South, is fighting back against institutional racism in the agricultural policies of the US Department of Agriculture, utilizing organizing, political advocacy and legal strategies.
"Growing Season," The Ladydrawers' comics exploration of the links between public health, race and food policy continues with "The Sixth Mass Extinction," in which we meet Claire Pentecost, an artist who works with food and soil and has watched as the drive to wipe out bacteria has taken a toll on public health. It's our first strip with Canada-based comics creator and journalist Laura Ķeniņš.