We all know how hard college students have it now days, especially if you’re from a wealthy family and/or a star football player at a Southeastern Conference school. If having to attend classes in a building that was named after a former slave-owner wasn’t horrible enough, students at the ultra-liberal Oberlin College in Ohio are in an uproar over sushi rice, Vietnamese sandwiches, and even the insufficient fried chicken served in school cafeterias. Apparently, the food served in the school cafeterias was not merely bad, but racially inauthentic, and this, is a form of microaggression.
According to the New York Times, via allenbwest.com, General Tso’s chicken was made with steamed chicken, which is not authentically Chinese. Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather than the traditional French baguette. Furthermore, the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one student, disrespectful of her culture.
Oberlin’s black student union joined in the fray by staging a protest outside Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm. They complained that the cafeteria wasn’t serving enough vegan and vegetarian options and had failed to make fried chicken a permanent feature on the Sunday night menu.
According to liberals, we shouldn’t be eating fried food at all. First lady, Michelle Obama, is an advocate eating healthy by consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, not fried chicken. So, making General Sao’s chicken using steamed chicken would make sense from a health point of view. Also limiting the number of times fried chicken is served on Sunday night would accomplish the same things.
I guess the libs are pretty confused by now. What with Michele Obama advocating a healthy eating lifestyle; then on the other hand, Asians and Blacks griping about not having enough fried chicken which is not healthy. Which side do you choose?
Oberlin is an elite institution of higher learning. In other words, it’s not cheap to attend. So, I would imagine that most of the students are like the Missouri whiner, from somewhat well-to-do families. If you don’t like what they’re serving in the dorm, go somewhere and get something else.
Oberlin is located in northern Ohio and probably has at least one Chinese restaurant. Go out and get some real General Tso’s Chicken. Thinking that real fried chicken might be a little hard to find in the Oberlin, Ohio area, I check the KFC website and found a restaurant in Amherst and one in Elyria. Surely a privileged student with a car would be willing to take students craving fried chicken to one of these locations.
College and university dining halls aren’t exactly famous for serving delectable food to students are other patrons. In fact, hours of conversation have been spent “dissing” the food in the dining halls. That’s just part of how you passed the time back in those days.
As a general result of the bad food served in college cafeterias, various eateries and food delivery businesses generally “spring up” in close proximity to college campuses. These are small businesses, though, entities that liberals hate.
I’m telling the whiney babies at Oberlin and anywhere else, for that matter, to seek out other food options if you don’t like what’s being served in the cafeteria. But I’m really missing the point, though. The fact that college cafeterias would dare serve a dish originating from another country that is not prepared properly according to the standards of the country is being racially insensitive. In other words, it’s racism and it has upset the sensitive emotions of those students who may have eaten the food or even simply looked at the food and chose something else to eat.
If allowed to propagate, the actions of a few whiney babies at Oberlin College could have a major, major impact on food preparation and the restaurant business here in the United States. Authentic Italian pizza is tomatoes on a crust topped with cheese. And look what we Americans have done to pizza. Have we been guilty of racism all these years? The food that you are served in your average run of the mill Chinese restaurant is not authentic either. We’ve Americanized Asian cuisine, also. Oh, the shame of it all.
Once upon a time when I was in San Francisco on business, I was having dinner with someone who ordered raw oysters. I knew better than to order oysters in California, besides I wanted to sample northern California cuisine, not something that I could get close to home. The oysters were tiny and nasty looking. So, should I have been offended?
I also know better than to order barbecue outside the south. Besides, I’d rather order something native to the area I’m visiting. There are at least five barbecue restaurants within five minutes of my house. Why would I want to order barbecue when I’m outside the south knowing it’s probably going to be nasty? To get offended and have something to whine about, liberals might say.
What have we become as a nation? Have we become so politically correct that we can’t accept life’s little idiosyncrasies? Can we not have a sense of humor anymore? Can Asian students not accept the fact that a college cafeteria system in the United States will probably not serve delectable sushi? Can Black students not accept the fact that good fried chicken maybe a little hard to find in Oberlin, Ohio?
If students, in pursuing higher education, can’t leave the sushi and the fried chicken behind in their native areas, perhaps they should seek that college diploma a little closer to home.
There’s bad food and good food on this planet. While we always are in search of good food, every one of us have had to eat our share of bad food. We can’t always get what we want to eat and very often have to settle for something else that we don’t particularly want.
The above was meant to be humorous, but is it really? Who thinks this stuff up? Is there some ultra-liberal group that is encouraging students on certain college campuses to get offended and not feel safe when some drunk frat rat calls them the N-word at some off-campus party? Is this same ultra-liberal group telling college students to be offended because they have classes in a building named after some historic figure who was once a slave owner? Is this same group also encouraging Asian students to get offended when the sushi served in the dorm is not exactly the same caliber as the sushi served in the upscale restaurants of their native country? Nobody in their right mind should eat sushi that’s been prepared for serving in a college cafeteria.