Philadelphia Confirms That the Best Cheesesteaks Are Racist

Caity Weaver · 08/05/13 02:30PM

Back in April, a hallowed 64-year-old cheesesteak institution in Philadelphia changed its name from "Chink's Steaks" to "Joe's Steaks," because the former is a racist term for individuals of Asian decent and the latter is not. Folks in the neighborhood lost their minds; how could "Chink's Steaks" be racist when it wasn't even racist? The original owner had "almond-shaped eyes" (like a person of Asian descent) so everyone called him "Chink" — what's racist about that?