Saturday, May 17, 2014

#USAToday crossword puzzle = #racist! #sarc

USA Today crossword puzzles are racist! They describe "rice" as "Asian grain". What about multi-cultural rice?

If it's allegedly racist to describe Asian carp as Asian, I don't see how it's not equally racist to describe all rice as Asian. What about Louisiana Brown Rice? From CHRISTINE MUHLKE March 24, 2010 New York Times article "Rice Dreams in Louisiana"

"But brown rice’s grad-student connotations might be on their way out. Donald Link, the chef and owner of the award-winning restaurants Herbsaint and Cochon in New Orleans, and his chef de cuisine, Ryan Prewitt, like to use Cajun Grain brown jasmine in a luxe shrimprisotto. “It’s really nutty and comes out a lot creamier,” Link said."


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