Sunday, December 20, 2015

Oberlin College students wage war against the hidden racism of their cafeteria menus.

Moe Lane (Diary)
The students at Oberlin College must have an incredible amount of free time on their hands, and nothing really useful to do with that time.   AS God is my witness, I don’t know whether or not this is supposed to be a parody: “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.”” Apparently, it is an almost killing offense against cultural sensitivity at Oberlin College to serve General Tso’s chicken with steamed chicken, banh mi sandwiches on ciabatta bread, and under-cook the sushi rice. And then there was this exercise in cognitive dissonance by Oberlin’s Black Student Union:  they protested earlier this month because “[t]he 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”. Read More »

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