it's about money, not about race. if there was money to be made in giving discounts to organic, local food they would jump on that too. both state governments and proprietary companies benefit off of this, it just happens to be at the expense of the inner city. tough break, but green transcends black and white. not to mention that more white people are using social insurance programs like food stamps than are black people.
and about the whole idea of white supremacy in food, the food pyramid (which was created decades ago and is no longer seen as accurate) was structured to accommodate the VAST majority of the country that was white. your friend probably failed whatever class that was for.
Why isn't there money to be made on giving discounts to organic and local food? Why are companies like Tyson settling government bribery charges to the tune of $5.2 million? Why aren't farmers markets and local growers offered the same subsidization as large food manufacturing corporations?
You don't find farmers markets in inner-city neighborhoods often, but you will always find a KFC. You can't tell me these poor diets aren't marketed to minorities at a much larger rate. Also, how can you argue that the food pyramid was constructed to ACCOMODATE whites, and then say that race is irrelevant? That's why I made reference to the different dietary needs; such as milk. But it's still marketed as "doing a body good", and is served with every school lunch as a staple. Again, the misconception is that supremacy means hate, when in fact it's just relating to a white culture that has long stood to represent American culture. Part of that is demonstrated in the way the foods we consume and have access to are marketed and distributed.
There is a whole separate argument with respect to the number of minorities receiving food stamps and whether or not it's proportionate to whites. Since this is a new policy, we can't yet argue the ramifications of this.
And while I agree that money transcends race, whomever holds the money holds the power. Let's not forget that.