Is it racist for an Indian/Chinese restaurant to only employ Indians/Chinese?
John Kawakami, Docker User and Symfony Studier (2019-present)
However, I suspect many Indian and Chinese restaurant owners around here hire Mexicans. That can still be a racist thing to do, though, in a different way.
People who claim that you need someone of a specific ethnicity to prepare the food correctly are wrong. With the proper training and education, and sufficient basic skill, anyone can learn to make anything. It’s a matter of knowing how the food is supposed to taste. That takes education and practice, to develop a palate, so they can taste the different flavors in a food.
Gu Chen, lives in China
About the Chinese part:
1. Most Chinese restaurant owners are not good at english
2. Most Chinese restaurants work longer, only the Chinese people can tolerate.
3. Most Chinese restaurants pay less, only the Chinese people can tolerate
What is the reason for hiring one ethnicity only?
Is it because they want to give an authentic experience for the guests?
Is it because the owner doesn't speak english well enough so hiring people that can speak the same language is common sense?
Is it because the owner wants to help out their fellow Chinese/Indian to get a job?
As long as the reason is not something like: my race is superior to other races that's why I only hire people from my own race, then I would not consider it racism.
Mike Hu, Knows a lot about China and its history
How “authentic” could a Chinese/Indian restaurant look when there are Caucasians, Hispanics or Africans working at it?
It doesn’t matter if its actual authentic Chinese food; people see non-Asians and they assume “The food can’t be that Chinese if its being cooked by a white guy”.