Professors claim farmers markets are racist “white spaces”

michelle obama

At this point, it’d be easier to just identify what ISN’T racist.

From Fox News: Two California professors are criticizing farmers’ markets for causing “environmental gentrification” in which “habits of white people are normalized.”

San Diego State University geography professors Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J. Bosco contend that farmers’ markets are “white spaces” oppressing minorities in a chapter for “Just Green Enough,” an environmental anthology focused on urban development.

Environmental gentrification is defined as a process where “environmental improvements lead to … the displacement of long-term residents,” according to the anthology.

The professors, as reported by Campus Reform, say farmers’ markets are “exclusionary” because locals cannot “afford the food and/or feel excluded from these new spaces.”

The SDSU professors, who teach classes like “Geography of Food” and “Food Justice,” argue that “farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized.”

While such markets are typically set up to help combat “food deserts” in low-income and minority communities, the academics argue that they instead “attract households from higher socio-economic backgrounds, raising property values and displacing low-income residents and people of color.”

“The most insidious part of this gentrification process is that alternative food initiatives work against the community activists and residents who first mobilized to fight environmental injustices and provide these amenities but have significantly less political and economic clout than developers and real estate professionals,” the professors argue.

They claim that, while “curbing gentrification is a vexing task,” the negative externalities of “white habitus” formed at farmers’ markets can be managed through “slow and inclusive steps that balance new initiatives and neighborhood stability to make cities ‘just green enough.’”

Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco received funding from the National Science Foundation to research “the role of food in structuring everyday life in immigrant and low-income urban neighborhoods.”


26 responses to “Professors claim farmers markets are racist “white spaces”

  1. It has almost gotten to the point when we see where Professors say, we need to turn them out. Makes one believe they come up with this rubbish to justify their research funding.
    I have been to hundreds of farmers markets over the decades and I can tell you I have seen plenty of people attend them from all races and ages.
    Enough with the white spaces and white supremacy junk.

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  2. The vendors in a lot of “oppressive” farmers’ markets I’ve seen are Hispanics. Getting rid of the “racist” farmers’ markets would affect their livelihood.

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    • Indeed they would have their livelihood affected, the product selection is ample and fresh, clean but I’ve seen customers that leave a lot to be desired, they push, almost take from your hand the bunch you selected and are nasty, either you get there early or late, no in between, so,why bother fighting the “crowd”, parking, traffic when paying a few pennies more at the supermarket shoppers are orderly and the clerks are polite, way to keep customers coming.

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    • Besides the obvious problem with “paying” professors to do ridiculous “research” such as this, “gentrification” translates to “nationalist” or, anti-New World Odor.

      Why doesn’t anybody ask “what right have you to determine what we’re “allowed” to do?”. If these minorities are so worried that the majority doesn’t want to look like Tijuana, why don’t they move back to Tijuana?

      People should wake up. They want to control EVERYTHING. It looks like the younger generation Is quite content to allow this.

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    • I went to one of these the last time I visited my daughter in California. I have been in Mexico many times and, for the life of me I could not distinguish this “market” from Tijuana. I did not hear ANY English spoken.

      I bought a couple of small items (in Spanish) and virtually everyone there selling was Hispanic. I went to school in California. I would estimate the population of Hispanics then to be about 20%. It is clearly over 50% now.

      The parish I belong to has had to add several Spanish Masses. Five years ago there were none other than The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Hispanic population in my town has quadrupled at least.

      We are being “engineered” out of existence. The Zionist NWO has a future planned and Whitey isn’t in it.

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  3. Everybody knows the best food comes from McD and KFC. Why bother with the white farmers and their markets?/Sarc

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  4. Farmers market, one of the few places where everybody and I mean everyone goes to shop for fresh food. If these “educated idiots” would get out of thier ivory towers they would see and experience at least one thing that isn’t “racist” here in Merica.

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  5. Once again, those that proclaim themselves as knowing what’s good for us, want to CONTROL and adjust peoples behavior through some mandate or punishment. Screw these social experimenters. Free markets should reign. If the poor don’t shop at farmers markets then shame on them. If they can’t afford it then they should redouble their efforts to improve themselves. You don’t help the needy by punishing those with means.

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    • The whole idea of a Farmers Market is (1) to get fresh food to the public straight from the farm; (2) to haggle & negotiate with the farmers at every booth, it’s “tradition” to do so! 😉 (You can’t “haggle” with a grocery store clerk!) Negotiating with the farmer at the Farmers’ Market for an extra cucumber above his quoted price is part of the FUN!

      I used to go to the Saturday-Morning-only Farmers Market at NOON which was basically near the END of their day, when prices were DIRT CHEAP because they would mark everything down further so they wouldn’t have to either discard what’s left or haul it back with them to their farms. So any person of ANY color could do the same. It’s a no-brainer.

      Since a LOT of open space is needed for a Farmers’ Market, the cities probably pick out of the way places or wherever there is enough ROOM to have one. If that “hurts” those professors &/or the “minorities,” well, grow a brain & realize the location has NOTHING to do with the nonsense they spout in their study.

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    • YouKnowWho . . . . I’ll just bet that cutting out the brewskis, the cigarettes, trips to the nail technician might just free up the money so that they could afford to go attend the farmer’s market. You have made a point that is absolutely stellar . . . “You don’t help the needy by punishing those with means.” That is such an important fact for all of us to keep in mind.

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  6. Is nothing “sacred”? Now they want to demonize “white people’s FOOD choices” bought from FARMERS & their usually-weekend Markets? Argggh! Will they be studying white people’s bathroom habits next?! SMH!

    Farmers’ Markets have been around FOREVER, LONG before the libtards came up with the Gentrification lingo.

    I can’t believe the National Science Foundation would waste a dime on such an ignoramus “study.” Yet they want to defund & possibly demolish the gigantic telescope & observatory (& its educational tours for school kids) in Green Bank, West Virginia:

    11/11/16: “NSF may shut down West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope and people aren’t happy”:

    (That NSF/GBO decision process is still going on. Round 2 of public comments through 1/8/18: greenbankobservatory dot org/eis-round-2/ ).

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  7. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Do you think for a minute if I had a child that I would send him to a public university much less a public grade school? From where are they bringing in these marxist professors. I know there has to be some who have common sense. Can we give a few minutes to those professors who are in the right lane and not the left. It seems the left ones are always given publicity.



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  8. What makes these two so despicable is their admission that farmer’s markets offer residents in run-down “food deserts” an alternative to communist community organizers’ use of food to politically weaponize the poor. You can bet these two fat cats of academia, who’ve got America’s white middle class in the crosshairs, care no more for the poor than the alien rentier class they front for does.

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  9. Farmers Markets do not discriminate to sellers, so….Where are the blacks?

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  10. College professors need to be strung up before their mental diseases spread to those outside of San Francisco and college campuses.

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  11. Complete, total rubbish. They claim that farmers’ markets are “exclusionary” because locals cannot afford the food and yet they seem to overlook not only that cooking from scratch is like 1/4 the cost of eating at fast food restaurants but also that the locals might be able to afford said foods were it not for high unemployment which is aggravated by insane immigration policies. Add to that, our form of economics doesn’t come with some sort of built-in guarantee that says everyone must always have equal access to products and services. I don’t get to dine on lobster and caviar seven days a week either but I don’t play the classism card for my inability to do so. Finally, the only real reason why wholesome foods are expensive at all is because the entire system is rigged against their production — yet another thing that the leftist crybabies apparently have no real problem with as they prefer to invent their own problems to solve rather than solve the real and difficult problems that already exist. It’s high time we drain the university swamps.

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  12. We the people are supposed to decide what we want our society to look like, not “The Central Committee”. I know that I’m not asking someone to determine my future for me, are you?

    Personally, I can’t stand to be manipulated. These UN plans that encompass every aspect of normal life are good cases in point. They want total control from the temperature of your refrigerator to the amount of toilet paper you use.

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  13. “San Diego State University geography professors Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J. Bosco”
    Okay-What are their REAL names?
    I THINK I’ve figured out how EVERY frickin’ thing in America is suddenly RAAAAAACIST,even when nobody can explain HOW:Somewhere,there’s been a year-long game played,where everybody lists EVERYTHING they see while they’re out living their lives. These people turn in all their observations at the end of the year. (This would have concluded about 8 to 10 years ago.) After that,the “Group” in charge would pick a slip out of the huge box of lists every day,and whatever is on that slip of paper is the next thing,place,person,idea,billboard,etc. to be declared RACIST!!!!. That’s the ONLY way I can see to make any form of sense of this Horse-muffin.

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  14. Don’t these so-called educated ” schmucks ” realize what they are saying ? They are inferring that blacks and Hispanics are to stupid to farm their own land and they need whitey to bail them out ………Ergo , who are the REAL racists !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. When will t.p. be referred to as being racist ? After all , all of it is WHITE ! Can you imagine it being called negro paper , no , don’t think so !
    Colored , no ; how can you tell if you cleaned yourself ?
    Black , same as above
    African-American ………….. never mind , can’t come up with a good sarcastic remark for this one ………………….Feel free to expand on this

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