Top 5 Racist Food Faux Pas
5. NYPD Cases Muslim Restaurants
Turns out, the NYPD just really loves to keep an eye on Muslim restaurants. Maybe it's because some of them sell donuts? Or maybe it's because they're profiling based on race. One or the other, we guess. Maybe both!
3. Obama Fried Chicken.
Yep, there was a restaurant called "Obama Fried Chicken." Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the then-new president, an industrious restaurateur renamed his chicken joint, "Obama Fried Chicken." First of all, that doesn't even make sense. And second of all, WHAT?! Finally coming to his senses/bowing to pressure from locals, the restaurant was quickly renamed Popular Fried Chicken. Really creative new name, guy!
1. Coon Chicken Inn and Sambo's
Not that long ago, entire restaurants used racist language and imagery to sell American fast food. These depressing historic realities are incredibly angry making, and sadly, strongly inform our present. When people are yelling out "Sweet-and-Sour Pork" and "Wonton Soup" at NBA games, we're reminded of exactly how far we haven't come. Everyone better watch it, we're just one short step away from Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's.