As gas prices hit record high, communities of color and rural households suffer the most
While recently working at a local food pantry, I spoke with several families about how inflation has affected their lives. They were all families of color, and each said they had felt the effects of rising prices at the grocery store and at the gas station.
“It’s really hard for us,” one mom told me. “Meat is more expensive, which means we have to stretch our food stamps that much further.”
Another man said that because he drives so much for his job as a construction worker, it’s tough to pay for gas....