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Students at an ultra-liberal Ohio college are in an uproar over the fried chicken, sushi and Vietnamese sandwiches served in the school cafeterias, complaining the dishes are “insensitive” and “culturally inappropriate.”
Gastronomically correct students at Oberlin College — alma mater of Lena Dunham — are filling the school newspaper with complaints and demanding meetings with campus dining officials and even the college president.
General Tso’s chicken was made with steamed chicken instead of fried — which is not authentically Chinese, and simply “weird,” one student bellyached in the Oberlin Review.
Worse, the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one student, “disrespectful” of her culture. Tomoyo Joshi, a junior from Japan, was highly offended by this flagrant violation of her rice. “I f 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 fray this month by staging a protest outside Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm.
The cafeteria there 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.
Those students started a petition that also recommends the reduction of cream used in dishes, because “black American food doesn’t have much cream in it,” according to the Review.
I suppose I'd be a little weirded out if I was in Japan and they served me a hamburger on pita bread, but I don't think I'd make a federal case out of it and start making demands right and left. But then the kids don't really care whether their chicken is steamed or fried -- at least from the standpoint that it tastes different. They are pretending to be offended that their culture has been insulted.
originally posted by: introvert
After reading the Oberlin Review, it appears that these kids are protesting the overall quality of the food. I don't think it's about being PC and sensitive. I think it's about getting what is advertised and what you pay for.
originally posted by: missed_gear
When I was an undergraduate...eating in the cafeteria. We had grade "d" but edible steaks, made the university news.
Per semester, $1080.00 for all I can eat, all day. (1986 dollars)
Did I expect "great food?"..no. Was it to be "cultural sound?"...no. I had better food in the Navy, no one complained and understood.
Food is at this level is crap! at the cafeteria level of colleges/universities even more so...we all know that. Complaining is "after the effect"
Mc Donalds...try to complain, Churches, KFC, Pizza Hut, General Cho's, Happy Lamp, Panda...et.al. Complain like that? They will tell you to go "F" yourself. They will take your food away, not deliver.
I suggest, these complaining folks drop the meal program and do it alone.
they are using the language of cultural incorrectness to define their dislike.
People in the world are starving and they are complaining about food not being authentic???
Oberlin’s black student union joined in the fray this month by staging a protest outside Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm.The cafeteria there 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.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: TinySickTears
That's something I find hilarious. They all claim to be "different" by looking exactly alike.
"See how much of a rebel I am!? I put a streak in my hair!!....just like her's and her's and her's and.......
I've just never understood the idea of being different, by following a trend.
It is not a politically correct issue at all but more your problem.