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NBC Offends Black Musician With Fried-Chicken Cafeteria Special 'In Honor of Black History Month'
Newsbusters.org ^ | 2-4-10 | Tim Graham

Posted on 02/04/2010 3:00:03 PM PST by Justaham

NBC -- in its News Division, at least -- has been very sensitive to racial matters since Don Imus was dismissed by MSNBC for jokingly using the phrase "nappy-headed hoes" to describe the Rutgers women's basketball team. Apparently, political sensitivity has not extended to the whole network.

Steve Krakauer at Mediaite reports that Questlove, the leader of the band for the late-night Jimmy Fallon show, complained to his more than 1 million followers on Twitter that NBC's cafeteria at 30 Rock in New York offered fried chicken "in honor of Black History Month."



NBC Universal replied on Twitter: "The sign in the NBCU cafeteria has been removed. We apologize for anyone who was offended by it." There's no word on whether the chicken special was removed along with the sign.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blackhistory; friedchicken; liberalmedia; nbc
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1 posted on 02/04/2010 3:00:03 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

*smiles*


2 posted on 02/04/2010 3:01:25 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Justaham

Proving once again that it is the LEFT that are the racists.


3 posted on 02/04/2010 3:02:38 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Justaham

If it was German history month and someone had German food on the menu no one would bat an eye.

What the freaking hell?


4 posted on 02/04/2010 3:04:20 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: Justaham

Nobody should do anything nice for anyone any more. That way, nobody will be offended.

[actually, it was the sign that was the snafu, not the food, IMHO, and if I’ve offended anyone with that statement, please accept my apologies, eat dirt and die!]


5 posted on 02/04/2010 3:04:45 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Justaham

What ??? No watermelon for dessert ???


6 posted on 02/04/2010 3:06:27 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Justaham

What, no watermelon?


7 posted on 02/04/2010 3:06:27 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Free Vulcan

There is nothing “black” about fried chicken.


8 posted on 02/04/2010 3:06:28 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Contrary to what politicians expect us to do, let's stop and think. " ~Thomas Sowell, of course)
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To: Justaham

No watermelon?


9 posted on 02/04/2010 3:06:51 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Free Vulcan

and on March 17, we can readily assume the menu will be corned beef and cabbage. Sick to death of all this freakin sensitivity. Just a buncha crap.

But I DO wonder why they didn’t have watermelon on the menu ;)


10 posted on 02/04/2010 3:07:17 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Justaham

No cornbread?


11 posted on 02/04/2010 3:07:22 PM PST by AU72
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To: Lmo56

Too funny!


12 posted on 02/04/2010 3:07:31 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Justaham
the 16 oz. fountain soda was filled with.

13 posted on 02/04/2010 3:07:55 PM PST by politicalamity
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To: Justaham

I am offended every St Patricks day when corned beef and cabbage is served up. I feel as though my ancestors have been insulted. Especially if there is beer as well.


14 posted on 02/04/2010 3:08:20 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Justaham
"NO FRIED CHICKEN FOR YOU!....NEXT!"
15 posted on 02/04/2010 3:08:39 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Justaham
Is anyone else getting as tired of this PC crap as I am? So what the hell is wrong with chicken for black people? Do we have to change the name of watermelon now too because people relate that with black people? Good grief, this is as stupid as banning the Confederate Flag which is a real part of American history just because the NAACP wants to erase that part of our history.
16 posted on 02/04/2010 3:09:22 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: Justaham
Things Black People shouldn't do because it offends White people and Black People who hang around with White People that are offended by what White People think Black People shouldn't do.

1. Eat Fried chicken.

2. Eat Watermelon.

3. Eat Greens.

4. Eat cornbread.

5. Speak without a Negro Dialect.

6. Support the conviction of any Black person found guilty of of a crime.

7. Buy fast food.

8....
17 posted on 02/04/2010 3:09:55 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: TexasCajun

Hey!

We got a second chance.

(Wait. Better not go there...)


18 posted on 02/04/2010 3:10:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Free Republic. The BEST place anywhere to PIMP YOUR BLOG)
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To: Lmo56

19 posted on 02/04/2010 3:10:51 PM PST by Justaham
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To: AU72

“Jalapeno cornbread” is on the menu board.

Sounds pretty good to me. As long as its from an iron skillet and has a touch of sugar added to it.


20 posted on 02/04/2010 3:10:59 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tax-chick

“There is nothing “black” about fried chicken.”

Actually I agree with you, but it is funny to watch NBC squirm to their own tune of racism.


21 posted on 02/04/2010 3:11:49 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Justaham

They’d just better not serve crackers during White History Month, or I’m gonna be ticked!!


22 posted on 02/04/2010 3:12:49 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Justaham
I guess this means no cherry pie on Washington's birthday and no corn beef and cabbage on St Patrick's day.

When will these people ever get a life, get an education, and realize what is important in life?

23 posted on 02/04/2010 3:14:16 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Justaham
Mrs. Peaches...FRY THAT CHICKEN!
24 posted on 02/04/2010 3:16:28 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Justaham

So, just what is it about fried chicken that is racist? I grew up in the preintegration period in the mid-south when blacks and whites alike ate very delicious foods such as friend chicken, greens and watermelon. Jokes were made of both races for being backward, but we knew better.


25 posted on 02/04/2010 3:17:12 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Responsibility2nd
Slow days at the ofice will get you me into trouble every time.

I feel for the Admins having to keep hooligans like you us in line. :)

Time to go. ...I know what I'm NOT having for supper.

26 posted on 02/04/2010 3:17:37 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: All

I wonder if the movie Soul Food offended him as well...
http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9F0DE7DC1F3BF935A1575AC0A961958260


27 posted on 02/04/2010 3:18:42 PM PST by Irenic
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To: w1andsodidwe

“When will these people ever get a life, get an education, and realize what is important in life?”

Careful there, Sparky. These are the elites you’re talking about.


28 posted on 02/04/2010 3:18:57 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: w1andsodidwe

And no more burritos for Cinco de Mayo. That would indeed be racists.


29 posted on 02/04/2010 3:20:23 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Beowulf9

“Proving once again that it is the LEFT that are the racists.”

I’ve worked with tons of liberals. By and large they are, at the very least, dismissive in their attitudes towards minorities in general. Their righteous indignation about racial issues is largely just an excuse to bash conservatives. It’s not authentic at all.


30 posted on 02/04/2010 3:22:20 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Justaham

What the &*%$# is this %$#@head bitching about? I was raised in the South and I LOVE that menu. I wish I could get that at my cafeteria in Colorado.


31 posted on 02/04/2010 3:22:39 PM PST by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: jwalsh07

Your ancestors wouldn’t have been insulted because corned beef is not now, nor ever was, an Irish dish. Matter of fact one would be hard pressed to find any Irish person who actually likes it, let alone purchase it. I have never seen it on a menu at any Irish restaurant or pub.


32 posted on 02/04/2010 3:23:48 PM PST by jla
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To: Justaham

I truly don’t understand why this is demeaning.

If there was a German history month, and NBC’s cafeteria featured spaetzle, zauerbraten and weinerschnitzel, I would not be offended.

If in fact fried chicken is a popular food in black American culture, where is the insult?


33 posted on 02/04/2010 3:25:05 PM PST by Persevero
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To: Free Vulcan

Wow, I posted about German food before I even read your post.


34 posted on 02/04/2010 3:25:28 PM PST by Persevero
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To: Justaham

Maybe he would rather have pork....

Come on, get over it. Chicken is not just for black people.


35 posted on 02/04/2010 3:25:36 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Justaham
Homey dont play dat!


36 posted on 02/04/2010 3:26:22 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Justaham

So if White History Month was ever celebrated would we be offended if they served steak and potato’s? Baked with everything on them ... maybe do a surf and turf????


37 posted on 02/04/2010 3:27:02 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: Tainan

Jalapeno cornbread...okay, let’s hear it from Mexicans?


38 posted on 02/04/2010 3:27:05 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Starboard

I was once talking with a friend who is a big old democrat in California. She lamented that they always held the state RAT convention at the worst hotels, because they had to go to union hotels. I had to run out of the room laughing. Yes, you support people, but disparage them at the same time.


39 posted on 02/04/2010 3:27:57 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Doogle

The only thing missing is watermelon.


40 posted on 02/04/2010 3:30:28 PM PST by baltoga
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To: Justaham

At a former employer’s cafeteria, in liberal San Francisco, the special to honor Black History Month was ( I swear to God):

“Poke Chops, Greens and Watermelon.”

It didn’t go over well.


41 posted on 02/04/2010 3:35:17 PM PST by Wordkraft
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To: baltoga

ask Fuzzy Zoeller about that.........


42 posted on 02/04/2010 3:35:50 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: fish hawk

RE: “Is anyone else getting as tired of this PC crap as I am? “

No kidding. It’s just retarded.

Oops.


43 posted on 02/04/2010 3:39:50 PM PST by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: jla
LOL, BS. My ancestors arrived by boat and we all lived happily ever after in New York eating corned beef and cabbage and drinking beer on St Patty's day which is of course an American holiday as is the corned beef part of corned beef and cabbage.

And just to keep it real here for the challenged I was being facetious about the insult thing.

44 posted on 02/04/2010 3:41:29 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Beowulf9

Yes, it is funny. Yankee city people, thinking country cooking is “black,” like they’ve never met country white people or country Mexican people or country Vietnamese people. (Well, Vietnamese cooking can get a little strange ...)

Fried chicken, greens, cornbread, and melon is what we ate when I was a girl in Missouri.


45 posted on 02/04/2010 3:42:26 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Contrary to what politicians expect us to do, let's stop and think. " ~Thomas Sowell, of course)
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To: Tax-chick

I guess they are so used to getting the Gubmit hand out of cash, they are just too good for Fried Chicken and Watermalon.
Turned uppity...............
This not an issue that common folks gripe about. Now race baiters are jumping with glee......


46 posted on 02/04/2010 3:48:39 PM PST by Old Texan ((Leave me the HECK alone and let me live my life. I hate Commie's))
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To: Tax-chick

i know. it’s really southern, as i can attest to many summers in alabama at my relatives. although black cuisine has heavily influenced southern cusine, fried chicken is not exclusively black for sure.


47 posted on 02/04/2010 3:51:24 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: w1andsodidwe

I’ve never known any white liberals that lived in predominately black communities. In fact, most of them lived in very affluent areas.


48 posted on 02/04/2010 3:51:59 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Old Texan
This not an issue that common folks gripe about.

That's the truth. Food's food, if you're hungry.

When my kids say, "What's for dinner?" I always answer, "Food." "What kind of food?" "The kind of food you'll eat or do without!" Turns out that's just the kind of food they wanted ;-).

49 posted on 02/04/2010 3:52:19 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Contrary to what politicians expect us to do, let's stop and think. " ~Thomas Sowell, of course)
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To: Justaham
Now if they had posted fried yard bird than that would be racist. /S
50 posted on 02/04/2010 3:53:43 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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