Is The Ethnic Food Aisle Racist? | Open Bias

16 Okt 2020
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Aisles labeled as ethnic, Asian, Mexican, or international are frequently found in supermarket chains across the US. With America becoming more and more accepting of their individual flavors and differences, what is keeping the ethnic aisle in existence?
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Is The Ethnic Food Aisle Racist? | Open Bias

  • Right, buying polish food in Germany always feels a bit odd since you won’t find polish mustard at mustard, polish vodka together with whisky and rum, etc. You’ll find a little aisle for Slavic and Romanian products, where literally any kind of stuff is grouped together

    Pascal BaryamoPascal Baryamo6 jam yang lalu
  • Americans are crazy. I live in multiracial country and we practise what will be labelled as cultural appropriation in USA. We will wear each other's attires, eat each other's food and we make fun of each others as well and we are okay with it. Screw you, USA!

  • They were in Europe and in Germany...

    Melker KristenssonMelker Kristensson10 jam yang lalu
  • No it’s just overthinking

    Max MarxMax Marx12 jam yang lalu
  • “Italian bread” isn’t Italian. It’s just named Italian bread because it’s a type of bread. There’s Italian bread in several other countries, I’ve seen it basically everywhere. And Siracha is made by an American food company, and produced mostly in America... Also, “ethnic food isles” exist everywhere...

    Brayden ScottBrayden ScottHari Yang lalu
  • If the wind blows nowadays it’s racist!!!!

    ZenmastermeZenmasterme2 hari yang lalu
  • While other countries worry about food shortage, americans worry if grocery stores are racist

    Boy McFappoBoy McFappo2 hari yang lalu
  • Who cares

    ShamussonShamusson2 hari yang lalu
  • As a chinese from Singapore, I love the international aisle. It's where all the good and interesting food you used to have to travel to buy, but now is easily available for you. So no complaints, love that aisle. Always wondering what new stuff will be available next.

    I'm DebI'm Deb3 hari yang lalu
    • Im from singapore to but i live in chicago and alot of the asian food here has alot of american inspired aspects to it. Majority of asian food in america are really sweet and salty. Chicago is also one of the biggest cities in the states so it probably really unlikely to find any real international food in smaller cities

      Luke WuLuke Wu2 hari yang lalu
  • Really? I would love to have a separate isle for eastern European food. I feel like it's a privilege of convenience. It's a lot about perception,isn't it?

    Julia LivikJulia Livik3 hari yang lalu
  • This is bull **** and should be reported as racist.

    EnergeticWavesEnergeticWaves3 hari yang lalu
  • Wow... People are so sensitive 😂😂

    Zayed KurdiZayed Kurdi4 hari yang lalu
  • I love the ethnic food isle, I've always thought of it as the cool place where the worldly people got their ingredients for their new fancy dish from across the world. It seems a disservice though, if more people knew that certain ethnic foods were condiments more people might buy them and try sticking them on American food. I've never tried it but chimichurri on a hotdog sounds good.

    Ash CatchemAsh Catchem4 hari yang lalu
  • Some of the footage was black and white. I think that’s racist. Where’s the ethnic footage? Actually all colors are racist, because they focus on wavelength exclusion. You should change everything to my beliefs, or I will feel racisted against. Racisted is a word, by the way, and if you don’t think so... well, maybe they can make next “is x racist?” clip about you!

    glenogleno4 hari yang lalu
  • Idiot's it's makes Shopping way more easier 🤦🏽‍♂️

    MiGee DMiGee D4 hari yang lalu
  • Come on, It's making your life easier ffs

    hafiz oktariskyhafiz oktarisky5 hari yang lalu
  • Nope🙅🏿‍♀️🙅🏿‍♀️🙅🏿‍♀️ I like being able to go directly to the ethic food aisle to get what I want. I am Jamaican and it makes life easier, I’d hate to have to run around looking for what I need.

    ansn1989ansn19895 hari yang lalu
  • You sound stupid and you our are watering down the term racist. This is such a silly title I won't even watch anymore unsubscribing.

    Ari MduAri Mdu6 hari yang lalu
  • I'm Mexican and I like that there is a Mexican asile.

    Madii DMadii D7 hari yang lalu
  • 1:02 American cuisine ? Hahahahahah this is the best joke I’ve ever heard 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Maninder Singh darochManinder Singh daroch7 hari yang lalu
  • I'm Asian, and I think this is the most hilariously ridiculous, triggered, pointless and cry-wolf video I've seen in recent times. Hell, I'm proud to have an Asian food aisle. Plus, it makes things convenient for grocery shopping. Even in Asia, we have aisles for Japanese products, or Vietnamese, or Korean. Just makes things easier for the shopper. And what about when you know what you want is a Chinese product but don't exactly know what it's defined as by the supermarket? You'd be spending hours searching the aisles for what you want. Just makes shit easier ffs

    Eugene LimEugene Lim7 hari yang lalu
  • Pepperidge Farm Italian Bread really? That's Wonder bread with a few sesame seeds on top. It's in the bread aisle with the other tasteless foam where it belongs.

    Vickie RayhillVickie Rayhill7 hari yang lalu
  • If the only grocery store in town is the super Wal-Mart, any aisle you put the La Choy becomes the "Asian" aisle, and the Old El Paso meal kits is the "Hispanic" aisle. What else would you put on the sign above the aisle? So major grocery chain have to be similar across the US. On the other hand, live in a large metro area, and the independent international food stores have sections by COUNTRY. I live in an area where within a 5 mile radius, I can can shop in an Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Eastern European supermarkets that are HUGE and where all the packaged foods are imported and not labeled in English. Am I supposed to call out those stores for not carrying Fruity Pebbles, Cheetos and Gatorade too?

    Vickie RayhillVickie Rayhill7 hari yang lalu
  • It isn't racist tho...

    NewGodAntonyNewGodAntony7 hari yang lalu
  • 01:58 internalized shame? Pfft...It’s practical, I’m Asian and sometimes I need to get Asian ingredients from Tom Thumb, if it’s not in the Asian section,I know they don’t carry it. Saves me time honestly.

    cuong buicuong bui8 hari yang lalu
  • I dont wanna hit up 7 different corners of the store just to make pad thai lol

  • No I love it because it helps me look for my Mexican foods 😊💕

    Kelly GutierrezKelly Gutierrez8 hari yang lalu
  • Comon guys im normally not like that but you can exeggerate pc.

    KonrektKonrekt9 hari yang lalu
  • Stop instigating as insecure crybabies will complain.

    V. N.V. N.10 hari yang lalu
  • This video is what happens when your white and liberal.

    Crystal HoustonCrystal Houston10 hari yang lalu
  • Dumbest video ever!

    Maverick Watch ReviewsMaverick Watch Reviews10 hari yang lalu
  • Racist? Ok which aisle does the sweet and sour sauce go in? Where else to look for taco shells? It's not a bread, it's not a chip. It's not racist. I get confused if Sriracha isn't in the ethnic foods. Ok it's a 'hot sauce' but dont send me all over the store looking for something.

    galaniegalanie10 hari yang lalu
  • As a brit abroad who finds Anglo food in them; no its not grow up for fucks sake

    BehornedhorseBehornedhorse10 hari yang lalu
  • Why do you people want to be offended so badly????

    MrRichManGuyMrRichManGuy12 hari yang lalu
  • The Ethnic aisle at my local store isn’t referred to as such, I don’t think. It’s imported food, as mentioned around 3:20 Getting my British cookies from the candy or sweets aisle wouldn’t really make sense.

    BlakeBlake13 hari yang lalu
  • America has a culture of its own. Get used to it!

    DevDev13 hari yang lalu
  • Racism has lost all meaning. Does anyone know what it means anymore?

    DevDev13 hari yang lalu
  • Eh. It’s not a big deal. It just means non-western food. Also video is kind of dumb don’t group up “Asian” cuisine as American because it’s sort of popular in America thats kind of really dumb

    ポブポブ13 hari yang lalu
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    Chris EvanChris Evan13 hari yang lalu
  • Racism is made of sterner stuff than an "ethnic food" aisle

    Rhyno SourisRhyno Souris14 hari yang lalu
  • People who liked this video has to be a BLM supporter

    Reirei717Reirei71714 hari yang lalu
  • At least one does have to drive 40 mins to an Asian store to pick up fish sauce. The way things arranged at these supermarkets because it’s easier to find stuffs plus ethnic items make small percentage in the store.

    toan thaitoan thai14 hari yang lalu
  • At some aspect, this video has a point. But I think I still want an isle that has everything I need instead of going a round a whole supermarket trying to dig 1-2 things among a forest of mainly American stuff

    applemonannahapplemonannah14 hari yang lalu
  • It’s not racists at all in fact it feels awesome to find all my Jamaican, Spanish, Indian stuff organized in such a way it makes sense. I’ve never looked at it as such. Trust me cause if I came to another country I wouldn’t expect American products.

    Stay FadedStay Faded15 hari yang lalu
  • This is stupid and a waste of time

    Johnson P.Johnson P.15 hari yang lalu
  • No Not everything is racist This is just utter stupidity

    who am i? you're nibbawho am i? you're nibba15 hari yang lalu
  • 0:18 i am Chinese and *WHAT ARE WONTON STRIPS???*

    Timli LijinshengTimli Lijinsheng15 hari yang lalu
  • I hope america distinguishes what is racism, what is not.

    ginger Ginginger Gin15 hari yang lalu
  • This is privileged when ethnic groups are still fighting to have their seat on that “ethnic foods” shelf

    Natalie Jolie SkyzNatalie Jolie Skyz15 hari yang lalu
  • I think it's a stretch to call it racist though.. tsk tsk

    ClaireClaire15 hari yang lalu
  • I don’t find it racism although I do understand their point of view. I actually think if it in a different way. 1. It makes it easier for me to find what I need to find in the store and although with adjusting everything will probably take some time and with in time will probably become the new norm. I’m okay with how it is now. 2. I have my very own half isle of my food. I don’t have to go to all the other isles just bec i.e the noodles should be where the spaghetti isle. Everything is all together for me in one isle, plus their is always less food traffic in that isle. But I totally understand where their coming from and think it won’t happen so soon. The order of food changing in isles are the least thing that needs to be the focus in this country.

    Victoria TranVictoria Tran15 hari yang lalu
  • This is ridiculous. The food segregated by cuisine is not racism at all. Even pan-asian supermarkets owned by non-white have Indian, Japanese And Chinese aisles!! And that makes the shopping experience more practical! As a non white this video is the least smart thing I’ve seen lately...

    bluegasbluegas16 hari yang lalu
  • Wtf is this... Its called “international foods”, nothing wrong with that whatsoever

    JaraiyaJaraiya16 hari yang lalu
  • No

    Buster BeagleBuster Beagle16 hari yang lalu
  • It is not racist at all. However it is a different way to think about it.

    K.L.S vlogsK.L.S vlogs16 hari yang lalu
  • I love international isles and grocery's usually one of my favorite places to hit up and I don't care if I'm the only white person in the store. That must somehow be cultural appropriation in our crazy new world 🙄

    iam smileyiam smiley16 hari yang lalu
  • I love that my cultural foods are in the international section. You are making a big deal about nothing

    Donna MariDonna Mari16 hari yang lalu
  • Boo hoo

    Jeff DavisJeff Davis16 hari yang lalu
  • It makes it a lot easier to find specific items. Anyway, noodle chips aren’t bread and in my supermarket they put the Italian food next to the Indian and Mexican foods. If you’re cooking a Lebanese meal for example, you’re gonna probably need both pomegranate syrup and tahini. It’s so much more convenient for the people that are actually cooking that food.

    Jordan PiconeJordan Picone17 hari yang lalu
  • I thought this was going to be click bate, so I decided to watch the video... nope... wasn't click bate. Just because of this video we ought to split aisles for every different culture.

    Cristian SanchezCristian Sanchez17 hari yang lalu
  • In my local mall in Philippines, we have a specific lane for international products. Especially most American items.

    Alessandro Rikardo V. MillabeAlessandro Rikardo V. Millabe17 hari yang lalu
  • Listen, no, I’m Russian, and I live in a foreign country, and the thing is we have a lot of different stuff in Russia, such as different sodas, and these sodas are 10 times easier to find and other Russian produce with these aisles, I’ve been to stores which don’t have these aisles but do have Russian produce and are a pain in the ass to find cuz I have to go all around the shop Instead of going to 1 aisle and getting everything I need

    Its Me RacoonIts Me Racoon17 hari yang lalu
  • Jesus Christ is this to where we’ve gotten to

    Its Me RacoonIts Me Racoon17 hari yang lalu
  • these days everything is racist

    PapillonPapillon17 hari yang lalu
  • This was a waste of my time

    Germ XGerm X18 hari yang lalu
  • Here in NZ, the international section is 50 percent stuff from the uk (like galaxy chocolate or uk brands of drinks my fav being iron bru normally have to go to a speciality store), directly imported from asia and the other 50% being old el paso products

    Christopher KellyChristopher Kelly18 hari yang lalu
  • Um....WHAT THE HELL??? So trying other cultures food racist now? Us Americans have nothing better to talk about good Lord!

    TiaMysticTiaMystic18 hari yang lalu
  • Saves time for me, I go directly to the ethnic aisle

    ManlingManling18 hari yang lalu
  • What a joke

    GermGerm18 hari yang lalu
  • Useless video

    Corinne TeneCorinne Tene19 hari yang lalu
  • QUESTION: “Is the ethnic food aisle racist?” ANSWER: “No. Of course not. What kind of stupid question is that?”

    Marc JohnsonMarc Johnson19 hari yang lalu
    • @Marc Johnson dude before you know it bandaids 🩹 are going to be racist since the are one color typically!! They will have “black” bandaids before we know it!

      Hank's DetailingHank's Detailing17 hari yang lalu
    • Hank's Detailing it a solution in search of a problem. Now that fewer and fewer people go to church, they’re find their zealotry elsewhere

      Marc JohnsonMarc Johnson17 hari yang lalu
    • Lmfao everyone is so triggered now a days it’s so annoying! I don’t get why one could possibly EVEN think it’s “racist” 🙄🙄🙄🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

      Hank's DetailingHank's Detailing18 hari yang lalu
  • Is this a joke? 😂😂

    SLABSOSASLABSOSA19 hari yang lalu
  • This has got to be satire

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  • *If Business Insider actually made videos on an issue that actually mattered* *_I wouldn't be watching a 7 minute video on supermarket foods_*

    Joshua MartinJoshua Martin19 hari yang lalu
  • Bruh it seems like everything nowadays is trying to start an argument and pick a fight

    Zeke the freakZeke the freak19 hari yang lalu
  • The thing is, why is the word Ethnic a negative thing to y’all? I’m looking at y’all side ways now trying to stir up done shit? Ethnic=racist? get outta here! See this is why I completely disregard and many black people, from Democrats( don’t like republicans either) I don’t like politics at all but I educate myself from the past till current to know what you people will push to cause destruction.

    prettypearls26prettypearls2619 hari yang lalu
  • Next by insider : why almost all erasers are white? Manufacturers are racist.

    SUPAWSUPAW20 hari yang lalu
    • No? They just erase better. Just like how this section of stores exist, more convenience.

      SanAsh ASanAsh A2 hari yang lalu
    • 💀😭

      Phumi PhalaPhumi Phala15 hari yang lalu
  • i am a Asian i don't feel racism, it help me to find the things i want more easy stop blame everything is racism

    Rico WongRico Wong20 hari yang lalu
  • Americans have lost their minds under the name of racism

    Mihir AgasheMihir Agashe21 hari yang lalu
  • Shut up Chang

    Tong PoTong Po21 hari yang lalu
  • You got to be kidding..

    Cmad171Cmad17121 hari yang lalu
  • What a snowflake

    Edgar NavarroEdgar Navarro21 hari yang lalu
  • This is so stupid.

    Jason PosJason Pos22 hari yang lalu
  • Holy Shit! Now supermarket 's are RACIST?? Jesus Christ

    d bd b23 hari yang lalu
  • There is an international aisle because we don't want to be next to your plan unsalted foods. This video just proves that people like yall like stir up problems for no reason. I live in Houston, arguable the most diverse city in the world and every store here has an INTERNATIONAL aisle right in the middle of the store not the back hidden like you referred. I see why everyone is giving yall crap about this video. This video should be remade and speak on how great is it that these grocery stores are able to provide food from around the wholes to make people feel more at home. Again this is America a country filled with diversity.

    H3NH3N23 hari yang lalu
  • My store doesn't have an international isle

    mpjopa tvmpjopa tv23 hari yang lalu
  • lmao David Chang's an idiot. I used to think he was a pretty brutally honest American chef but now I think he's just cringe.

    Dao YangDao Yang24 hari yang lalu
    • @Hank's Detailing people race bait too much. For example, Chang lmao. I think everyones got an opinion and shouldnt be cancelled over it unless youre Hitler or Stalin or something

      Dao YangDao Yang19 hari yang lalu
    • Thank you! I am Hispanic, I look white. My dad is white. Mom is Argentine. My family thinks it’s way easier that they have the ethnic isle. At least you won’t get in trouble for saying Chang is an idiot. If I or anyone other than his race said it we get canceled.

      Hank's DetailingHank's Detailing19 hari yang lalu
  • Karl Marx coined the term "racist " to create a way to divide and conquer. There are many cultures and only ONE human race. Sad the world has latched on to the diabolical stupidity of mr. Marx!

    Certified NobodyCertified Nobody24 hari yang lalu
  • A few people offended doesn't not mean most people considered offensive.

    Carla CarreraCarla Carrera24 hari yang lalu
  • 4:20 Spanish, not Italian 🙃

    Berta SalayetBerta Salayet24 hari yang lalu
  • This video is stupid...

    Crack HeadCrack Head25 hari yang lalu
  • LOL food is racist. Wait till the go to a buffet

    Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme25 hari yang lalu
  • on the contrary, when I was vacationing in ireland, I saw an "American" Isle at the super market and it had a bunch sugary cereal, A1 sauce, and poptarts. I thought it was hilarious! I'm Filipino-American btw. and that American Isle was accurate af and not racist lol

    Kurei0Kurei025 hari yang lalu
  • no

    PxzifalPxzifal25 hari yang lalu
  • Coronavirus. Elections. Voter fraud. Nope let's report on supermarket aisles

    Roman CortezRoman Cortez25 hari yang lalu
  • WTF is that sh*t ?

    Pollo ViePollo Vie25 hari yang lalu
  • Business insider is analyzing things too much. It isn’t racist, it’s called organization. Trust me, I’m Hispanic and I buy beans, rice, plantain chips, and more from the International isle. The fact that they’re from other countries doesn’t mean you have to include race into the situation 🙄

    Dania FloresDania Flores25 hari yang lalu
  • Dear GOD no it's not actually racist. Stop.

    Josh DeYoungJosh DeYoung26 hari yang lalu
  • Why the hell are people so petty?

    Teemu WeisteTeemu Weiste26 hari yang lalu
  • I'm from the Philippines and most grocery stores here have an ethnic section. Sheesh. Stop looking for racism in everything. And yes, as a Filipino and Asian, I am not offended when I see products from my country and continent in a special section.

    Kris SoliongcoKris Soliongco26 hari yang lalu