Panda Express – Out?

11 03 2009

 

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http://www.dailycal.org/article/104776/asuc_approves_tully_s_lease_still_considering_pand

Berkeley is trying to get rid of Panda Express.  Check out these arguments against Panda Express – 

Pangilinan and other students also said they were worried Panda Express would offer inauthentic Chinese food and misrepresent UC Berkeley’s Asian American community.

“Panda Express is unhealthy, unsustainable and it’s cultural imperialism to have it on the UC Berkeley campus,” said ASUC Cooperative Movement Senator Christina Oatfield.

Ummmm.. excuse me?  Misrepresent the Asian American Community?  You have to be kidding me.  Last time I checked, no one seriously took Panda Express to be authentically representative of Chinese cuisine, let alone Asian cusine.

And … Panda Express unhealthy?  unsustainable?  You betcha.  Which is why if people want to gorge on orange chicken, they should be able to — and suffer the consequences of  I-ate-too-many-calories-itis.

And … cultural imperialism?  Exactly what does this mean?  Since when did anyone suspect Panda Express of culturally imperialistic intentions?  Its a friggin’ fast-food restaurant folks!

Mein Gott!

This is basically awareness run amok.

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3 responses

20 03 2009
Ben

Please keep writing more posts!!! I live in Portland, OR and I feel basically the same way you do about SF. This is so refreshing!!! I feel inspired to write my own blog about Portland. Two thumbs way up!!!

20 03 2009
Jason

Thanks! I try…..

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