Weird professors see market forces as 'oppression'

Washington Times:
Two professors from San Diego State University claim in a new book that farmers’ markets in urban areas are weed-like “white spaces” responsible for oppression.

Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco are part of an anthology released this month titled “Just Green Enough.” The work, published by Routledge, claims there is a correlation between the “whiteness of farmers’ markets” and gentrification.

“Farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized,” the SDSU professors write, the education watchdog Campus Reform reported Wednesday.

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.”
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These professors must hate the free market system that has created prosperity for people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. 

Why would a seller want to market his product in a way that he does not maximize his profit potential?  If sellers have unsold inventory at the end of the day or the season, they are free to drop the price to move it and if that does not work they can give it to a food bank rather than sending it to a landfill.

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