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"Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event
www.ktvu.com ^ | 2/7/14 | unknown

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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TOPICS: Education; Food; History; Society
KEYWORDS: black; blackhistorymonth; california; concord; goodfood; history; month
Actually the menu sounded tasty to me. However, that horrible burden of white guilt once again shows how insensitive white people can be through their ignorance of political correctness. More sensitivity training (thought control) will help ensure no more terrible mistakes like this are made again.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

Who knew menu’s could be insensitive?


2 posted on 02/07/2014 6:32:06 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

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.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 6:33:24 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: armydawg505

And these were black kids? Who’d a thunk it? Scratch a black teen, find a racist.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 6:35:45 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Cornbread Nation, arise !
5 posted on 02/07/2014 6:36:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: armydawg505

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.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 6:39:19 AM PST by MNnice
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To: armydawg505

The left out the collards and the blackeyed peas.

THAT’S a bleedin’ OUTRAGE!!!


7 posted on 02/07/2014 6:39:49 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: MNnice

Oh, I forgot collard greens too.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 6:40:27 AM PST by MNnice
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To: armydawg505

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!


9 posted on 02/07/2014 6:46:38 AM PST by twister881
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To: armydawg505

The indoctrination into the liberal mindset just hasnt been thorough enough.

Which white-folk are going under the bus?


10 posted on 02/07/2014 6:47:08 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: armydawg505

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?


11 posted on 02/07/2014 6:47:16 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: armydawg505
Fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon? Soul Food. I have been eating it all my life. Now it is racist.
Can anyone just imagine how bad the fecal matter hitting the fan would be if these black youths had put chitlins or pork rinds or pig knuckles or fried okra on the menu? Holy Moly.
12 posted on 02/07/2014 6:47:49 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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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?


13 posted on 02/07/2014 6:49:54 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: armydawg505

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.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 6:51:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NorthMountain
The left out the collards and the blackeyed peas.

THAT’S 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.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 6:57:55 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: MrB
If anything, it was being SENSITIVE to try to honor the ethnic food choices of the group being recognized.

Agreed. I hope they get a nice, big helping of Tofurkey instead of the fried chicken.

16 posted on 02/07/2014 7:01:11 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: armydawg505

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.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: armydawg505
This exposes the fact that there really is no such ethnicity as "African-American" or "black." The menu describes southern cooking which I enjoyed as a child. Soul food is the same cuisine that all Southerners share.

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.

18 posted on 02/07/2014 7:01:21 AM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: armydawg505

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.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 7:02:00 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

And yet there’s apparently no problem with casting black people in KFC commercials...


20 posted on 02/07/2014 7:02:07 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: armydawg505
The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon.

From this day forth, it should be a hate crime to offer this combination of food.

21 posted on 02/07/2014 7:03:15 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: armydawg505
I'm done with all the racism bull****.

Far as I'm concerned, take your lunch tray to the back of the bus.

22 posted on 02/07/2014 7:03:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Procyon

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.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 7:06:24 AM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: armydawg505

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.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 7:12:52 AM PST by Maceman
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To: armydawg505

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?!


25 posted on 02/07/2014 7:15:45 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: armydawg505
The article says "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."

So, what's the point of the story? Is it that blacks are racist...against blacks?

26 posted on 02/07/2014 7:19:03 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Lazamataz

the unspoken stigma behind this menu is old generally accepted notion all negros are chicken thieves. Which of course is false.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 7:23:41 AM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: Nea Wood
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?!

Awwww Man!

I was really looking forward to Caucasian Missionary Month.

28 posted on 02/07/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: armydawg505

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.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 7:58:25 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
"students who were members of the Black Student Union club

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.

30 posted on 02/07/2014 8:09:24 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: armydawg505

Therein is the problem...

Chicken, watermelon

Meat, fruit...

we cant have those little children being terrorized by healthy tasty food...

Paging Michelle...


31 posted on 02/07/2014 8:19:52 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Maceman

No eating or serving corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread on St. Patrick’s Day if you are not Irish.
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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


32 posted on 02/07/2014 8:26:08 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

No hot dogs and hamburgers for Americans on Labor Day?


33 posted on 02/07/2014 8:33:28 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: armydawg505
Where`s the chitterlings? (Not too bad tasting when served in a little Louisiana hot sauce but, good God do they stink when frying!)
34 posted on 02/07/2014 11:54:30 AM PST by nomad
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To: armydawg505; al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; GunsareOK; JRios1968; ...

Ask Doug Tracht how well that sh*t goes over with people.

DANG!


35 posted on 02/07/2014 8:52:36 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Procyon
This exposes the fact that there really is no such ethnicity as "African-American" or "black." The menu describes southern cooking which I enjoyed as a child. Soul food is the same cuisine that all Southerners share.

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.

36 posted on 02/08/2014 4:05:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Rinnwald
"How about we stop having special “months” for people based on their skin color or what they do in the bedroom?"

Awwww Man! I was really looking forward to Caucasian Missionary Month.


Now that's funny!

37 posted on 02/08/2014 4:08:11 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: dsrtsage
Is THAT fired chicken and collards yo eatin? That's Raysiss!

Gimme some, Barry!

38 posted on 02/08/2014 4:16:48 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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