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Old 02-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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School lunch menu? Racist!

Controversy Surrounds Lunch Menu at Concord High School | NBC Bay Area

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Administrators at a Northern California private school are facing tough questions and offering a big apology after a menu controversy.

Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to celebrate Black History Month in a lunchtime celebration. But when the Christian school announced a lunch of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, students and parents were outraged and offended.

The principal and dean of the school refused to talk to NBC Bay Area on Wednesday, but school officials held an assembly on campus to discuss the issue and sent an apology letter to parents.

"I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Principal Nancy Libby said in the letter. "Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes."

University of San Francisco professor James Taylor said he can see why some students and teachers would be offended, even though the lunch may have been well-intentioned.

"Chicken, watermelon, collard greens these stereotypes of black Southern culture that come from the same place where the N-word comes from," he said.

Ruth Wilson, chair of the African-American Studies Department at San Jose State University, said the food isn't offensive, per se in fact, fried chicken is an American mainstay, thanks in large part to Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders.

The reason this particular meal sparks bad feelings, she said, is because blackface-era cartoons and plays showed African-Americans eating these foods in ugly caricature depictions.

The school community could have prevented this, she said, by reaching out to the key stakeholders black students and parents and asked them what they think was appropriate. In Silicon Valley, she added, many blacks are not even from the United States, but from around the world and may have enjoyed another cultural dish.

Several students told NBC Bay Area that Libby talked to members of the Black Student Union on campus, and the students suggested that the watermelon be taken off the menu.

Libby agreed to make that change, they said. She also said in a letter to the school community that they will remove fried chicken and cornbread from the menu.

In addition, the campus plans to hold a diversity assembly for faculty and students, Libby said in the letter.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's not even racism, as far as I'm concerned. Those menu items have been the staple of the indeginous north american darkie for 300 years. That's just history class in real life... At least they didnt form a lynch mob and chase the black kids for Phys Ed.
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Fuck, makes me hungry. I goddamn love fried chicken and cornbread.



Also, that shit is SOUTHERN, not AFRICAN. We need to work on getting these stereotypes back to where they belong, us proud deep south whities.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Idiots. Check Paula Dean, Bobby Flay fried chicken, cornbread, and collard greens, and watermelon. It's cultural southern food with conjoined black history. Assholes.
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This. That is why they were so pissed.
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Fuck, makes me hungry. I goddamn love fried chicken and cornbread.
That's what I had for lunch. Fried chicken with gravy, tea, mac & cheese, green beans, black eyed peas, cornbread and biscuits.

I have that same meal 4 or 5 times a week. Good stuff.
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Ungrateful bastards. If some school had Indian day with Fry Bread, I think it would be cool as shit. They could give the kids all the Milwaukee's Beast they could drink so they could get the full experience.
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Ungrateful bastards. If some school had Indian day with Fry Bread, I think it would be cool as shit. They could give the kids all the Milwaukee's Beast they could drink so they could get the full experience.
I could eat the hell out of some bannock right now!
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When I get home, I'm makin cornbread now.
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I could eat the hell out of some bannock right now!
You would kill for the bannock my girlfriend makes. I should post it up in the cooking forum.

Deep fried stuffed bannock.



We always end up feeding the campers around us with this goodness.
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Shut the school down and bulldoze it. I dont want the kids to be in pain everytime they walk by or into it. We should get a 50 billion dollar grant to build a more secure prison, I mean school to lock the kids in, I mean for the kids to learn in. Between this and "No guns allowed on premise" stickers, I have no idea how these poor souls will ever make it through life.
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When I was in high school, those Carondelet girls were cool. Right across the street from De La Salle, where my football buddies went. They would be more likely to be naive than to be hateful. It's a shame people assume the negative with them.

These are good kids, doing what they think is nice. Imagine if there was a celebration of Italian heritage. We'd put pizza and spaghetti on the menu, right? And it would be all good. Same thing with Asian Awareness month. We serve rice and stirfry. You never heard of Asian Awareness month? Never see commercials? Yeah, it happens during the month of Cinco de Mayo. You know, the one where we serve burritos and tacos and salsa.

I just don't see the intentional insult required for this to be an issue.

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So whats on the menu for White History Month?

Oh wait, that would be racist now wouldn't it?
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Saltines, hot dogs, Koolaid.
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I should post it up in the cooking forum.
Do eet!
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I'll get the actual bannock recipe from her and it's authentic and I'll post it up there. just for you though here's some food porn.







Cast iron and corn oil is the key.

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Shit, Lucasfurry is right, that ain't 'frican, that's legit Southern food. I'll suck Popeye's spicy chicken off the bone with the negroes all up in theirs too! Might as well call fish Friday at school racist too, they love em some Red Lobster too.

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Yea I am a syrup sucker buy my dad was an Ark born and bred.

Back when my grandma was alive and I lived in the states it was all about the Sunday dinner.

Fried chicken, mash taters, grits, greens. Green onions in a glass of ice water and salt to dip them in, biscuits and the all awesome gravy is what I remember, wait we also had watermelon and chocolate pie for desert.

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So whats on the menu for White History Month?
According to some "_________ -American" groups, every month is white history month


I grew up eating my grandmother's fried chicken, hush puppies, greens, black eyed peas, and corn bread. My grandparents came from Oklahoma, and were as white as they get.

As far as the "N-word" remark... I've heard it out of the mouths of "People of color" 10x more than anyone else.
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I'll get the actual bannock recipe from her and it's authentic and I'll post it up there. just for you though here's some food porn.

Cast iron and corn oil is the key.

Damnit, now I gotta dig a hole in the snow...

I am wanting.
Looks good. Now fill those puppies with cream cheese and blueberries and you're really on to something!

I could use a good bannock recipe. Haven't had any since I was a kid.
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