What are Progressives saying? They’re saying that the mere fact that a person of the Caucasian persuasion (no pun intended) is breathing is racist.
Fact: The very thought that anyone would entertain and levy any of the following allegations is in itself racist. NO EXCUSES.
Fact: It is not rocket science; the very biased allegations levied against Caucasians as racist can be said of the person making the allegations. Why? Because it is true.
Fact: But more than anything else, this is about ensuring that Americans remain divided even if one has to guilt-trip, fear monger and espouse the most ridiculous propaganda to do so.
Information Liberation by Chris Menahan
Farmers’ Markets “normalize” the “food consumption habits of white people” and contribute to the oppression of minorities, according to two professors at San Diego State University.
From Campus Reform:
Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco, two geography professors at SDSU, criticized the “whiteness of farmers’ markets” in a chapter for Just Green Enough, a new anthology published by Routledge in December.
“Farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized.”
The anthology, which features contributions from a variety of professors, aims to highlight the harms of “environmental gentrification,” a process in which “environmental improvements lead to…the displacement of long-term residents.”
Farmers’ markets are one such environmental improvement that can lead to gentrification, Bosco and Joassart-Marcelli argue, saying farmers’ markets are “exclusionary” since locals may not be able to “afford the food and/or feel excluded from these new spaces.”
When white people move out of a city it’s “white flight.”
When they move in it’s “gentrification.”
When they move to another country it’s “colonization.”
When non-whites move into a city it’s “diversification” or “cultural enrichment” and when they emigrate from another nation they’re “refugees.”
It’s almost as though there’s an agenda here…
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.”
White people casually eating food is now racist.
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.
Citing research they conducted in San Diego, however, Bosco and Joassart-Marcelli claim that 44 percent of the city’s farmers’ markets are located in census tracts with a high rate of gentrification, leading them to conclude that farmers’ markets “attract households from higher socio-economic backgrounds, raising property values and displacing low-income residents and people of color.”
White people are “displacing” people of color?
Why aren’t they “diversifying” the area and bringing “cultural enrichment”?
“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 stop short of offering specific remedies, but do conclude that “curbing gentrification is a vexing task” that requires the involvement of both community members and local governments.
“Strong community involvement,” they say, is necessary in order to ensure that “the needs of the poorest…residents are prioritized,” while local governments can enact “equitable zoning policies, rent-control laws, and property tax reforms in favor of long-time homeowners” to combat the trend toward gentrification.
Translation: pay up.
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Farmers’ Markets are a white thing? Really?
Did someone tell Michelle Obama who thinks that she created farmers’ markets later “labeled” “green zones” even though farmers’ markets existed for decades, heck centuries. They are called, “vegetable stands.”
Notice that the so-called mollification of an imaginary problem is regulation and extortion, dog whistles for re-distribution of wealth.
Now in his second-term, de Blasio, a white man but Communist, so that makes it okay, will expand his redistribution scheme by punishing and extorting, correction fleecing property owners. [See: Bringing Soviet Planning to New York City]
Communists, socialists, whatever the heck they label themselves these days are everything that they accuse other of being. THEY are the five-toed pachyderm hiding (not so much) in plain sight, i.e., “RACISTS.”
How can I go there? Easy. Rather than blame white people, Agenda 21/Agenda 2030’s role in the creation of “franken markets” and their detrimental effects are omitted. Now THAT would be of worthy note if authors of the report, SDSU’s geography professors Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco, sought to take a more credible stance in their reporting.
Now THAT would be credit-worthy reporting on the parts of SDSU’s geography professors/authors, who instead of alerting readers to the perils lurking at many farmers’ markets in urban areas such as the negatives of genetically modified crops, instead opted to peddle racist propaganda and division.
Finally, can’t blame this latest negation of the Obama’s legacy, in this instance, Moochelle’s on Trump.
Fact: A sure sign of desperation, Communists are eating their own.