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What judgments do we make about a restaurant's food, based on how the people working there look?

When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." For Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau, cultural appropriation and assimilation are personal.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Actress Rosie Perez says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food.

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. We meet Joe McNeil, whose order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever.

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Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Why are we willing to pay more for Italian and Japanese food than Chinese and Mexican?

Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Chef Rick Bayless opens up about the pros and cons of cultural exchange.

The actor and writer isn't a fan of American food excess -- except when it provides the perfect metaphor for his own tri-cultural upbringing.

Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau grew up in immigrant families, straddling food cultures. But they have different opinions on the line between assimilation and appropriation.