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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: ketsuko
Oh I see; you are upset, because you think the students complaints are not Politically Correct , lol's!!!!
Really this is between the students, the school and their food vendor and is none of your business!
You are right that a lot of Asian cultures use a ton of pickled vegetables, but America does not. We have pickles, but not nearly the variety that the Asian cultures and cuisines do.
I'm guessing that the dining hall did what is commonly called a compromise.
Either they were going to have make their own pickled vegetables to make the banh mi or they were going to have to try to buy enough which might have been prohibitively expensive.
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.