Friday, December 18, 2015

PC Students at Oberlin College Offended by Lack of Fried Chicken

You would think the only politically correct food is prune juice.

NyPo reports:
Gastronomically correct students at an ultra-liberal Ohio college are in an uproar because the cafeteria food isn’t ethnically accurate enough.

tudents at Oberlin College are so angered by the “insensitive” and “culturally appropriative” offerings at their Dascomb Dining Hall that they are filling screeds of protest in the school newspaper and even demanded a meeting with Campus Dining Service officials and the college president.

At issue are foods such as General Tso’s chicken being served with steamed chicken instead of fried — which is not authentically Chinese, and simply “weird,” one student bellyached.

Others were up in arms over Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables on ciabatta bread — rather than traditional French baguette.

“It was ridiculous,” Diep Nguyen, a freshman who is a Vietnam native, told The Oberlin Review, the school newspaper.

“How could they just throw out something completely different and label it as another country’s traditional food?”

Not only that, but the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one Japanese student, “disrespectful” of her culture.

That student, Tomoyo Joshi, a junior from Japan, was very offended by this flagrant violation of her rice.

“When you’re cooking a country’s dish for other people, including ones who have never tried the original dish before, you’re also representing the meaning of the dish as well as its culture,” Joshi told the Review.

“So if people not from that heritage take food, modify it and serve it as ‘authentic,’ it is appropriative,” she said.

Oberlin’s black student union joined in the food fray this month by staging a protest and petition against the grub being offered at Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm.

The dorm’s cafeteria wasn’t serving enough vegan and vegetarian options, and had failed to make fried chicken a permanent feature on the Sunday night menu, the school newspaper reported.

Read the rest here.

9 comments:

  1. "Others were up in arms over Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables on ciabatta bread — rather than traditional French baguette."

    This is too funny - a French baguette is traditional Vietnamese. How...colonial.

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    1. The French fought Vietnam in a war - I guess ran the country at one point. Don't mess w Vietnam.

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  2. This is for real? The black student union complained there wasn't enough fried chicken?
    I can't really think of what to say. These people are literally crazy. If I as a white man made a comment about blacks loving fried chicken to these folks, I would be lynched. This has gone insane.

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  3. This is so rediculous it reads like a satire.

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  4. Well, to be REALLY politically incorrect, what in the hell are these mentally defective people doing in college? Talk about the lunatics running the asylum.

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  5. In the early 1980s I went to a Chi-Chi 'authentic' Mexican restaurant with a colleague from Mexico. He looked at the map of Mexico which showed the region and the corresponding food from that region. My colleague told me that he had never eaten the food they listed for the region where he grew up. These Oberlin students really have to get a life; almost no 'authentic' food in the US is 'authentic', unless you eat it at someone's house.

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  6. Fuck those brats. Let them prepare their own meals. No one owes them a damn thing.

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  7. "Not only that, but the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one Japanese student, “disrespectful” of her culture.

    That student, Tomoyo Joshi, a junior from Japan, was very offended by this flagrant violation of her rice."


    I'm wondering now, can you undercook the rice "in a way" that is not disrespectful of her culture? And if so would the rice still feel violated?

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    1. I think the line was a play on "flagrant violation of her rights"

      Bunch of jokesters at NyPo

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