Skip to comments."Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event
Posted on 02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST by armydawg505
CONCORD, Calif. A student effort to come up with a special menu for Black History Month backfired at a Northern California high school. Interim President Sister Ann Bernard of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., said students who were members of the Black Student Union club at neighboring De La Salle High School planned a special lunch to celebrate the month. The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. "They thought this was a very clever way, in their own way, of celebrating Black History Month. It was as simple, and naive as that," Sister Bernard explained. On Thursday Bernard publicly apologized for the event she said was planned without following procedures to get staff approval.
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Who knew menu’s could be insensitive?
They can blow their “sensitivities” outta their Obamaholes.
There’s nothing wrong with that menu, and as a southern boy, I ate that all the time. I’m not fat, and I’m not ashamed of good food.
And these were black kids? Who’d a thunk it? Scratch a black teen, find a racist.
When I was at sea on a boomer, we used to have ethnic nights where the crew members of various ethnicities would plan and prepare the evening meal.
On Black people’s night, the black guys aboard the boat prepared a meal of fried chicken, chitlins and corn bread. Except for the chitlins (which no white guy ate) it was delicious and the cooks were quite proud of their meal.
The left out the collards and the blackeyed peas.
THAT’S a bleedin’ OUTRAGE!!!
Oh, I forgot collard greens too.
Black teens from a neighboring HS black student club planned the menu for a Catholic HS, and leftists objected? How did all this happen? Who’s running the Catholic school?
As a white Southerner who grew up on fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon, I object to the PC claque for their discrimination against Caucasians!
The indoctrination into the liberal mindset just hasnt been thorough enough.
Which white-folk are going under the bus?
More people hoping to be “offended” and get a free “apology” for something. Too many people in this country really need their obnoxious ***es kicked. Would they have been “offended” it this wasn’t “Black History” month?
I’m confused. They are mad because it enforces stereotypes. So does that mean its bad because black people really don’t eat that kind of food, or does it mean that great numbers of black people really do eat that food. Are we going to have to ban fried chicken restaurants?
If anything, it was being SENSITIVE to try to honor the ethnic food choices of the group being recognized.
Of course, the victimhood is strong with this one, so they couldn’t let the opportunity pass.
THATS a bleedin OUTRAGE!!!
Indeed, that's a huge oversight. The funny thing is, the school might've been able to sneak some "Hoppin' John" past these malcontents.
Agreed. I hope they get a nice, big helping of Tofurkey instead of the fried chicken.
What???? No collard greens or sweet potatoes?
I mean, if they’re gonna put together a racist menu, they should at least not half-ass it.
heck! there isn't even such a thing as "Black History" separate from American History. There is no such thing as African culture or black culture. The failure of the politics of identity is that it continues to lump individuals into arbitrary groups which are then prone to stereotyping. Like a dog chasing its tail.
That menu is a staple at almost every Amvets, American Legion, Loyal Order Of Moose, VFW event I’ve ever attended (we DO add steamed crabs here in Maryland). People need to get a life.
And yet there’s apparently no problem with casting black people in KFC commercials...
From this day forth, it should be a hate crime to offer this combination of food.
Far as I'm concerned, take your lunch tray to the back of the bus.
I might add: there is no such thing as a “spokesman for the black community” or “black leadership.” There is no such thing as an “authentic black” or an “inauthentic black.” These are political constructs meant either to divide people into groups or to exclude individuals who fail to confiorm to stereotypes.
Obviously, serving ethnic/cultural cuisine on an ethnic holiday is a hate crime and needs to be outlawed:
No eating or serving soul food during Black History Month if you are not black.
No eating or serving corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread on St. Patrick’s Day if you are not Irish.
No eating or serving tacos, enchiladas or guacamole on Cinco De Mayo if you are not Mexican.
No Italian food on Columbus Day if you are not Italian. (Actually, Columbus Day needs to be outlawed, period.)
No stir fries or egg rolls on Chinese New Year if you are not Chinese.
How about this? How about we stop having special “months” for people based on their skin color or what they do in the bedroom? How about that, huh?!
So, what's the point of the story? Is it that blacks are racist...against blacks?
the unspoken stigma behind this menu is old generally accepted notion all negros are chicken thieves. Which of course is false.
I was really looking forward to Caucasian Missionary Month.
Simple way to fix this. DON’T KOW TOW TO THE BLACKS! No matter what you do you will offend them so don’t even try to appease them.
Continue to serve the Mystery Meat meals as usual. When THEY whine, say that you DON’T want to offend them! They will still be offended by it.
So what does the White Student Union club have to say on the matter? Oh, that's right. It would be racist to have one of those.
Therein is the problem...
we cant have those little children being terrorized by healthy tasty food...
No eating or serving corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread on St. Patricks Day if you are not Irish.
Good thing Im Irish enough...
Great grandfather McClimont and wife from County Down to New Zealand...OK so they were Protestants..
6th great grandfather McGinnis from Ulster to the US was Catholic..is that enough ???
anyhoo I love corned beef :)
and I do cook it with cabbage for St Paddy’s Day
No hot dogs and hamburgers for Americans on Labor Day?
Ask Doug Tracht how well that sh*t goes over with people.
Fried chicken was an African dish and was introduced by slaves to their plantation owners. It became a Southern institution for whites as well as blacks, and now for the entire nation.
Awwww Man! I was really looking forward to Caucasian Missionary Month.
Now that's funny!
Gimme some, Barry!
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