Apparently, just complaining about the food in the school cafeteria is no longer enough.
“When you’re cooking a country’s dish for other people, including ones who have never tried the original dish before, you’re also representing the meaning of the dish as well as its culture,” junior Tomoyo Joshi told The Review. “So if people not from that heritage take food, modify it and serve it as ‘authentic,’ it is appropriative.”
Some black students at Oberlin also have raised concerns about food being served by the same catering company – Bon Appetit – at the Afrikan Heritage House. The food grievances have even given way to “safe space” fears.
“We students are concerned about our safety,” sophomore Gloria Lewis told The Review. “And so beyond that, it’s about having a safe space. So it’s not just the dining hall. It’s everything. It’s the posts on Yik Yak. It’s the micro-aggressions.”
With all due respect (which is none), these kids just need to shut up until they grow up.
Hat tip Jay Weber.