Episode 65 — Restaurant Authenticity
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:00 AM
Andrew Ti and Christian Lander talk about why white people care about restaurant authenticity, a listener’s grandparents potentially being racist, and the one time Christian was called a foreigner as a white male in America. Tell your grandparents to stop being racist and leave us a message about racism at (323) 389-RACE.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:27 AM
A local japanese restaurant I've been to is owned and mostly staffed by people who, from the language they speak, I believe are Korean (I've never asked) but at least are very clearly not Japanese. This wouldn't be noteworthy, but what is is that they play it up like they are Japanese, without straight up saying it. It blows my mind that "restaurant authenticity" is such a thing that they feel the need to play that way to make their white customers feel like they got their money's worth.