Based on the premise of several studies that state that many white people felt that they could identify Asian food, but not Asian people, The Cut asked a group of participants to find out whether this was true – and what it says about the way we label people and races.
While most people did well matching the cuisines to the right country, most of the pairs in the experiment had more trouble matching people to their country of origin. The same thing happened when Asian participants were asked to label the white participants. As one of the guys says, “I think we all learned a lesson here today.”
By that we presume he means that it is difficult to label people and perhaps racial profiling should be left alone? Stick to eating delicious, delicious sushi and bibimbap instead.