“When This Breaks Down, It’s Black Gold”: Race and Gender in Agricultural Health and Safety

  title={“When This Breaks Down, It’s Black Gold”: Race and Gender in Agricultural Health and Safety},
  author={Kathrine L Barnes and Casper G Bendixsen},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  pages={56 - 65}
ABSTRACT Farmers are growing older, and fewer new agriculturists are rising to take their place. Concurrently, women and minorities are entering agriculture at an increasing rate. These rates are particularly curious viewed in light of the racialized and gendered nature of agriculture. Slavery and agriculture share strong historical roots, with many male slaves performing agricultural labor. So then, why would African American women choose to engage in agriculture in any form? Participant… 
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