maybe i just don't understand the white power perspective in this. they adopt the prank sign and use it enough that it does mean white power now, so other white people inevitably get caught out using the ok sign so lose jobs so the white power people are happy that they fucked over white people?No, the issue seems to be that the media can't put the horse before the cart and understand the symbol has a looooong history as the OK sign ... because the Christchurch shooter drenched his entire terrorist act in internet culture, it doesn't mean the symbol suddenly became what 4Chan presented it as for a prank... people use it all over the world, if you just suddenly accept it as a hate symbol, you end up with people being fired for jobs because they simply didn't keep up with this news story.
The far right know exactly what they're doing with this, note the line in the article "a growing list of hate symbols", they'll come up with something new every month so idiots can use it, milk, clowns, the hashtag, OK hand sign, snow ... where do you stop and say "you know what, I think they might be just be taking the piss out us now?"
Those racist whites and their...Fuck off you cunt, I'm Asian and it's far more convenient for me if I can find my tonkatsu sauce or oyster sauce in the Asia food section than if it's mixed up with all the other sauces.
Food & Drink
Ethnic food aisles in supermarkets: racist, as celebrity chef David Chang says, or simply convenient?
Topic | Food and Drinks
- Italian foods such as olive oil and vinegar are integrated in regular aisles, but foods of other ethnicities such as Chinese and Japanese have own sections
- Does this stigmatise ethnic minority shoppers? Experts say not – these aisles help white shoppers who want to try international cuisines find what they need
The Washington Post
Published: 3:00pm, 3 Oct, 2019
To millions of shoppers, the supermarket is just a place to stock up on produce and pantry staples to keep the family fed.
But to others, especially children of immigrants who may already feel pushed to the margins of society, the supermarket can be just another place to experience the sting of their outsider status.
The sting occurs whenever they walk down the “ethnic” food aisle, the section of the supermarket that, to some in America, plays out like a remnant of the Jim Crow era, when laws established separate facilities for African-Americans in the post-Reconstruction South.
Sometimes known as the “international” food aisle, or even “Asian” and “Latino” aisles, these rows can come across to the shoppers they seemingly target as de facto segregation, another kind of “separate but equal” policy that marginalised African-Americans for generations.
A shelf filled with Asian food products in a supermarket. Photo: Shutterstock
“If you go to the ethnic food aisle, that is sort of the last bastion of racism that you can see in full daylight in retail America,” David Chang, the man at the helm of the Momofuku dining empire, said on his podcast this summer. “It is something that’s got to go.”
In a telephone interview, Chang says there is an “invisible ceiling” on some supermarket items: Italian products that were once marginalised, such as olive oils and vinegars, are now routinely integrated into grocery store aisles, while Chinese, Japanese and Latino foods remain stuck in their own sections. The ongoing segregation of these foods, Chang says, isn’t about acceptance among the mainstream.
Who wouldn't want to weed through all the different brands and flavors of Mexican, tabasco and Louisiana hot sauces to find that one bottle of Huy Fong chili garlic sauce they need? It's the extra time consumption and frustration that make it a memorable experience.Those racist whites and their...
providing selections of ethnic food items in easy to access areas...
i guess the surprise of actual finding things might be fun, “oh hey, I can finally make that Korean recipe I saw on YouTube, who would have known they would have that obscure sauce I needed for it in amongst the ketchup s?”Who wouldn't want to weed through all the different brands and flavors of Mexican, tabasco and Louisiana hot sauces to find that one bottle of Huy Fong chili garlic sauce they need? It's the extra time consumption and frustration that make it a memorable experience.
Fucking hell. Her name is Rhythm.
Chang comes across as a complete bellend whenever I see him on TV. Great chef, hugely successful, but massive chip on his shoulder and obsessed with his Korean identity and obnoxious to many of the people he meets and talks to. He's the sort of person to write a piece like this and yet would be complaining about white people appropriating his culture if Kimchi was just sold alongside mayonnaise and ketchup.Fuck off you cunt, I'm Asian and it's far more convenient for me if I can find my tonkatsu sauce or oyster sauce in the Asia food section than if it's mixed up with all the other sauces.