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EtcetEraThread A White Restaurateur Advertised ‘Clean’ Chinese Food. Chinese-Americans Had Something to Say About It.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing concerns surrounding racism and history of reinforcing stereotypes
I am aware of how the portrayal of MSG and it’s supposed health risks was used to smear the reputation of Chinese food as it first became popular in the US. I don’t think this person deliberately evoked an outmoded xenophobic tactic in opening her own NYC Chinese Restaurant. I don’t really feel offended by her efforts to bring the novelty of branding her Chinese food as health conscious. At the end of the day, if her food really is exquisite, she can make a splash and legitimately earn her place in a very competitive culinary market. My worry is that we have much more legitimate and troubling issues to overcome in social representation, and I question if highlighting a innocuous if not thoughtlessly spoken resteraunteur as an oppressive target is really the best way to rally and organize for a meaningful purpose. To me, the thing that sticks out is that she found an ethnic cuisine she is passionate about and inspired by to put her own spin on.
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GamingThread Is Microsoft's attitude toward VR dictated by a lack of technical foresight or financial reward - or both?
Reason User Warned: Console warring
Haa that’s amazing. In all seriousness, he’s right though. It probably doesn’t make financial sense, and more importantly, the xbox crowd isn’t asking for VR. If they did, I’m sure Microsoft would provide support immediately. They are tremendous towards their user base and their voices. Sony fans may have decently fun play sessions with VR, but there are also a boatload of features we have been demanding and they’ve just laughed in our faces.
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EtcetEraThread Did changing MSG to Umami make it automatically okay?
Reason User Banned (3 days): Offensive stereotyping
I like the dirivitives some ethnic Chinese populations have put forth in places like Malaysia and Singapore, and some of the spicy dishes from west China that I tried in New York, but the stuff I’ve had around Shanghai always destroyed my insides and fucks my digestive system. Either really sparse or just way way way way too greasy beyond even American fast food cuisine. Honestly, to me, the best Chinese food IS Panda Express. At least it’s consistent and prepared in a clean environment.