Hear ye, hear ye! A Black Flea Market is coming soon to Minneapolis’ Midtown Global market! So, if you are in the market for some Black fleas, be sure to drop by. Actually, the Black Flea Market is a flea market for Black vendors only, whites need not apply. This “progressive” concept is brought to you by the same “progressive” metropolis that held a “Black State Fair” this past August.
The founder of the BFM, Destinee Shelby, spoke with local KARE-11 television about the event. Shelby, who owns a custom desert business called Baked Brands, said the BFM will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th, with more than a dozen Black-owned businesses participating. She noted that attendees will find beauty items, candles, clothing and food items at the flea market, and that attendance is free.
Ironically, many of the local businesses have been dealing with hard times due to the violence and looting that took place in the city last summer, supposedly in support of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Also ironically, a co-owner of the Midtown Global market stated of the BFM, “This is what we are all about – bringing different cultures together so we can learn and celebrate.” Just not any white ones.
Segregation is all the rage among progressive peoples of color (POC). We have seen the creation of segregated dorms at colleges, separate graduation ceremonies for black people, etc., etc. And now even a segregated, Blacks only flea market. To bring all sorts of different cultures together…so we can learn and celebrate, of course.
South Africa’s leaders should have tried that line of reasoning last century. Maybe they should even have put it in tourist literature: “Apartheid—bringing people together since 1948!”