In the book, Black Food Geographies Reese tells stories and shares personal experiences about living in D.C. She talks about how Deanwood as a community is a food desert though she wouldn’t call it that herself. She writes that there more “supermarket redlining”. The author goes on to talk about community and working to stay together as a community during this time with white supremacy. The author talks about how since there was so much disinvestment into some of these areas that it was hard to find healthy foods and black communities would eventually turn into “black ghettoes”. Near the end of the book, it is talked about how the community had come together and made a garden and there were markets and places to go for the community in order to bring people together.