Students Protest College's 'Culturally Inappropriate' Food

December 20, 2015Dec 20, 2015

The students of Oberlin College are as mad as heck, and they're not going to put up with it anymore. In an era of students protesting the countless injustices and intolerances that threaten to consume them, the students of Oberlin have found something new to rally against: 'Culturally inappropriate' food.


According to The New York Post, students en masse are in an uproar and are demanding change when it comes to the ethnic culinary fare served up in their campus cafeterias.

Among their complaints:
1. General Tso's chicken that is steamed instead of fried, making it inauthentic to Chinese's culture. (Editor's note: General Tso's chicken is actually an American dish.)
2. Undercooked sushi rice, which a Japanese student denounced as "disrespectful." Junior Tomoyo Joshi exclaimed, “If people not from that heritage take food, modify it and serve it as ‘authentic,’ it is appropriative,” referring to the non-politically correct action of "appropriating" elements from another culture that is not your own.
3. Not enough fried chicken on the menu. This demand came in the form of a rally by the campus' black student union, which also protested the culturally inappropriate amount of cream in food and the lack of sufficient vegetarian and vegan options.

According to an Oberlin official, the school is rushing to right these wrongs.