Two University Professors Say Farmers' Markets are Racist
Picture this: every weekend, you fuel up the Prius you've lovingly named "Whole Wheat." You load up the fresh corabi and arugula you grew in your own backyard. You drive to the nearest train station parking lot, where Whole Wheat stands apart from other Prius' based on which Bernie 2016 bumper sticker you have. Whole Wheat feels the Bern.
Feel pretty woke about yourself, don't you?
Joke's on you, hippie. According to two college professors, you're actually racist. Plot twist.
Those meddling kids from Campus Reform (see Fordham Student Goes Off, Claims MAGA Hat Violates “Safe Space” and Professor Says You’re Sexist and Promote Patriarchy by… Eating Meat) are the real MVPs of 2017. Always digging up stories like this:
Two San Diego State University (SDSU) professors recently criticized farmers’ markets for being “white spaces” that contribute to the oppression of minorities.
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.
Yes, farmers' markets. So the guy wearing all hemp, who uses homemade soap is a white nationalist. The bro with the fresh rhubarb pie his life-partner made fresh that morning is literally Hitler. According to two professors in San Diego. A not-privileged part of the country.
Ok, maybe the driver of Whole Wheat isn't literally Hitler. But he's somewhere between Donald Trump and an NFL team owner. Pushing his hand plucked kale on you. Old MacDonald might as well have said "All Lives Matter, E-I-E-I-O." That's how triggered I am right now.
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.”
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.”
Wait..."food consumption habits of white people are normalized?" You mean like eating fruits and vegetables?
The whole chapter sounds like it's just whining about gentrification. Either that or the two authors needed a quick buck, saw a bunch of white people enjoying themselves in the same space, and wrote a few sentences about it. Imagine if anyone did the same with any other race.
This is basically a liberal on liberal slap fight. Where vegans duke it out, fighting until one faints due to protein-deficiency. And no, that's not an invitation for a triggered vegan to write about how they get protein from beans. Spare us all the lecture like you spare us all the bacon.
When will a professor learn the more they whine about first world problems that aren't even problems, their imaginary ailments, that they're the real face of privilege?