Of course the most ridiculous SJWesque complaint would come from Lena Dunham’s alma mater, Oberlin College. Apparently the food there is culturally biased. Or, it’s not accurately cultural biased enough. Damnit, I can’t keep track of the rules anymore.
Either way, somebody is offended by something that was never designed to be even remotely offensive. Consider the stage set…
So now it comes down to cafeteria food. The students are PISSED and demanding a meeting.
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. 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 Worse, 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 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.
No word on whether Oberlin will provide proper Chinese food with alongside non-offensive movies for the Jewish students who didn’t go home for Christmas.
As the year comes to a close it’s important to read this and yes, laugh. But it’s more important to see how far we’ve come. It started with the lie of Mike Brown, middled with Baltimore riots and Mizzou protests… and now ends with cafeteria food being labeled “racist.” Think about that for a second. Right now, there’s a college student in his dorm-room, half-baked, seething over sub-par Orange Chicken.
Behold 2015: the year everything became racist.