Two CA Professors Say Farmers' Markets Racist For Normalizing "Habits Of White People"

Two California Professors claim that farmers markets racist "white spaces" because they promote "gentrification" in poor neighborhoods where the "habits of white people are normalized." 

This, according to a new book by San Diego State University geography professors Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J. Bosco entitled "Just Green Enough," an environmental anthology focusing on urban development.

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Farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized,” the SDSU professors write, according to Campus Reform.

[F]armers’ markets are “exclusionary” since locals may not be able to “afford the food and/or feel excluded from these new spaces.”

This social exclusion is reinforced by the “whiteness of farmers’ markets” and the “white habitus” that they can reinforce, the professors elaborate, describing farmers’ markets as “white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized.”

This is a paradoxical outcome, since farmers’ markets are often established in the interest of fighting so-called “food deserts” in lower-income and minority communities. Since grocery stores in low-income communities often lack fresh quality produce, the professors say that in some cases, farmers’ markets may be only source of quality and affordable produce for locals.

The researchers claim that 44 percent of San Diego farmers' markets are located in wealthier parts of town, which "attract households from higher socio-economic backgrounds, raising property values and displacing low-income residents and people of color" (except, perhaps, wealthy people of color?). 

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The professors feel that "curbing gentrification" may be a difficult task, however "strong community involvement" is needed to ensure that the "needs of the poorest...residents are prioritized," while local governments can choose to enact "equitable zoning policies, rent-control laws, and property tax reforms in favor of long-time homeowners." 

“Ultimately,” conclude Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco, countering gentrification “requires slow and inclusive steps that balance new initiatives and neighborhood stability to make cities ‘just green enough.’”

Considering the typically liberal membership among farmers' market collectives, it will be interesting to see if there's any response from hard working farmers given this opening salvo in the granola wars. 

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fleur de lis fleur de lis Dec 29, 2017 9:43 PM Permalink

These two professional tax parasites are geography professors.

Really?

They teach some snowflake subject called Geography of Food Justice or some such.

https://www.rug.nl/research/ursi/events/emospa/abstractemotionalgeofood…

Which means they have way too much free time on their hands.

Only mountains of unaccountable tax money can fund craziness like that.

So in between weird research at Snowflake Factory University do they actually teach classes?

Do their students really understand geography or are they obnoxious, angry snowflakes who memorize food justice books?

Has anyone ever heard of food justice before this?

Post-graduation employment rates, please.

 

 

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Jumanji1959 yomutti2 Dec 29, 2017 2:14 PM Permalink

At least the dead niggers are honest, unlike the rest of the stereotypical murderous, violent, spade, spear chucking, whole nation laughs at your children because you have melanin but no fucking control over your nutz: juvenile, childlike, no pride, no self respect, and NO HONOR wanna blame everyone else but your baby thumb sucking bottle nipple sucking fucking ass clowns who didn't get the joke back in the fucking '90s with the Waynes you dumb ass wannabe pimp stupid ass children.

Let me tell you something: When you come up in my crib and I shoot you in the fucking face and call the police, I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6. But for ever other agressive dumb ass shit crime you fucking monkeys perpetrate against any other person not in self defense proves to the entire world what an ignorant asshole you really are. Especially after all this bullshit with your MLK and your Malcom and you can't fucking take a shit without killing your own.

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You ain't hard. Fuck you. You're the softest, wimpiest, homliest, excuse making bitches you know you is. So fuck you and fuck your mothers.

Niggers in a box. That's awesome. That's really great. Your dumb ass children are so stupid you don't even know that you are cowards. Stand up and get judged, you fags. Or turn tail and run like you love to do you weak ass bitches.

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silverserfer Jumanji1959 Dec 29, 2017 2:34 PM Permalink

"All you motherfuckers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fuck your mothers while you watch and cry like little bitches. Once we get to Hollywood and find those Mutherfuckes who are making that movie, we're gonna make 'em eat our shit, then shit out our shit, then eat their shit which is made up of our shit that we made 'em eat. Then all you motherfuckers are next. Love Jumanji1959"

 

 

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Theosebes Goodfellow silverserfer Dec 29, 2017 2:54 PM Permalink

"Oh, the innanity of it all!"

Notice that these two Einsteins aren't proposing any solution to their perceived problem. Notice they do not point out that farmers' markets exist in black neighborhood. Their whole context is "white shaming".

This has been allowed to occur because college campuses are "thought-free" zones. One does not have to defend one's innaneness and subject it to scrutiny as long as it follows party doctrine. It would be nice to think that these two are the odd eggs out and that they are the exception to this sort of thinking, but they aren't. They're the poster children for it. Your tax dollars at work.

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Jeffersonian Liberal Theosebes Goodfellow Dec 30, 2017 11:04 AM Permalink

They don't have to. This is the new world of "The Culture of Critique" as Kevin MacDonald discusses in his book of that title.

It isn't necessary in this newly manufactured culture to offer fixes, in fact that would be counter-productive at this point.

We are still in the tear-down phase of this attack on Western Civilization and the people that created it (white Christians).

All that is needed at this point is to attack subversively and directly in any way possible our established values, traditions, and culture. After they have rendered our culture and history so thoroughly indefensible and brainwashed the people to the point that they guard their own thoughts and minds so fanatically and fearfully that they will not even consider defending those 'old, evil' ways then they will introduce the solution

 

And we all know their solution, the goal of Marx and Ruskin, of the Bolsheviks and the Fabians and the Progressives is the same eventually: global authoritarianism using whatever -ism sounds the best, for they are all the same (fascism, socialism, communism, corporatism). I don't doubt that they several Bernays-type evil bastards have a new -ism to market and sell to the masses when we get to that point. 

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Faeriedust Jumanji1959 Dec 29, 2017 6:45 PM Permalink

What a perfect example of limited vocabulary employed to express hostility born out of sexual frustration.  I would suggest that if you actually wish to attract the interest of a moderately intelligent white woman, you practice reading the dictionary and writing with syntactic clarity and grammatical consistency.  Women tend to be more impressed by intelligence and good manners than excessive use of -- I will not call it expertise in -- locker room obscenity.  Save that for showing off to other ten-year-olds. 

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Antifaschistische Pool Shark Dec 29, 2017 2:31 PM Permalink

First off....they need to visit the large Farmers Market in Houston where no one even speaks English other than a few customers.

Second, maybe it's because all the honey in the grocery store is from some foreign country even when it's labelled as packaged (or whatever) in Texas.  The only place I could find true home grown honey was the "farmers market"...and for the record, I'd rather not have to go there.

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Anonymous IX _triplesix_ Dec 29, 2017 4:55 PM Permalink

True.  Not just phone but "normal" conversation.  Anywhere.  In any setting.  In any store.  Everything vocal is accomplished at the top of the voice...with glances around to see if they're the center of attention.  I'm tired of loud people.  I'm tired of people who need constant validation.  Conduct your business in private and quietly.  I don't give a damn about your stupid new phone or how much you damn shirt cost.    

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Faeriedust Anonymous IX Dec 29, 2017 7:05 PM Permalink

This is a scientifically verified characteristic of persons raised in the Lower Class, regardless of melanin quotient.  The lower the economic class, the more people crowded into one house and the greater the likelihood of several simultaneous conversations, not to mention the constant chatter of one or more TV sets.  People raised in lower-class households learn by experience that they have to shout just to be heard, and have to be deliberately taught to moderate their voices if they wish to rise in class.  It's entirely a matter of upbringing, contingent on disposable income.  Wealthier people live in smaller family groupings, rarely less than 600 sq feet per person.  Poorer people are more densely packed, often having no more than 200 sq feet per person, and always at least one screaming baby.  As a result, they become effectively deafened by circumstances.

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Princess Luna Faeriedust Dec 30, 2017 5:29 AM Permalink

This is one of the most ridiculous comments I've read on ZeroHedge.  I was raised as an only child.  My home was quiet.  And I talk loudly.  You wanna know another really rich guy that talks loudly?  Donald Trump.  I've met people from all social classes, and have found that a lot of wealthier people talk loudly.  And I've met quite a few soft spoken people that were poor as dirt.  It sounds like you're making yet another excuse for TNB (Typical Nigger Behavior).  It's not the fact that they're poor that makes them loud.  It's that they're NIGGERS and they crave attention and think themselves the center of the universe!  

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