It turns that out farmers’ markets held in urban areas are now being targeted by the left as “white spaces” responsible for the oppression of everyone of color, according to a new book released this week featuring two San Diego State University professors.
Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco wrote part of an anthology released this month titled “Just Green Enough.” In the book, published by Routledge, the professors claim that there is a correlation between the “whiteness of farmers’ markets” and gentrification.
The new buzzword among social progressive liberals is “gentrification.” According to Wikipedia, Gentrification, which is defined as “a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents”, has become “a common and controversial topic in politics and in urban planning.”
“Farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized,” the SDSU professors write, according to the education watchdog Campus Reform.
The geology professors claim that 44 percent of San Diego’s farmers’ markets cater to “households from higher socio-economic backgrounds,” which raises property values and “[displaces] 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 academics assert.
They go on to claim that negative externalities of “white habitus” formed at farmers’ markets can be managed through “inclusive steps that balance new initiatives and neighborhood stability to make cities ‘just green enough.’”
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