At Lena Dunham’s alma mater, student demand more fried chicken, less white-people food with cream

Someone may want to check the sensibilities of students at Lena Dunham‘s alma mater.

Being that they attend the same school as the admitted incestuous child molester Dunham, students at Oberlin College have plenty of reason to be offended. But the sensory stimuli they choose to exercise discernment over centers on ethnic food.

As in the lack of fried chicken, among other things.

Seemingly forgetting that the aforementioned infamous Oberlin alumnus is a purveyor of filth, students are in an “uproar” over their culinary choices and “are filling the school newspaper with complaints and demanding meetings with campus dining officials and even the college president,” the New York Post reported.

Among the most egregious slights in the attempt at nutritional diversity, surely a result of out-of-control white privilege, is the school did not make fried chicken a permanent feature on the Sunday night menu, according to the Oberlin Review.

The school newspaper reported that Oberlin’s black student union recently staged a protest over this and also called for fewer cream dishes because “black American food doesn’t have much cream in it.”

Coincidentally, the black student union just released a list of 50 “Institutional Demands,” to include that Oberlin pay black students who organize protests $8.20 per hour for their troubles, the National Review reported.

As for the culinary dissatisfaction, the fried chicken complaint was just the beginning.

The Post reported:

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.

“It was ridiculous,” gripes Diep Nguyen, a freshman who is a Vietnam native.

Worse, the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one student, “disrespectful” of her culture. Tomoyo Joshi, a junior from Japan, was highly offended by this flagrant violation of her rice. “I f people not from that heritage take food, modify it and serve it as ‘authentic,’ it is appropriative,” she said.


While there’s a sense of satisfaction seeing college administrations falling victim to their own creation, that being whiny, uber sensitive students in search of safe spaces to provide reassuring comfort from all they disagree with, the schools continue to accommodate these kids.

Campus dietitian Michele Gross has apparently already met with some of the aggrieved students about the “gross manipulation of traditional recipes,” the Review reported. Naturally, changes are quickly being implemented.

Tom Tillison


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