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NBC Offends Black Musician With Fried-Chicken Cafeteria Special 'In Honor of Black History Month'
NewsBusters ^ | Thu, 02/04/2010 - 17:10 ET | Tim Graham

Posted on 02/04/2010 4:23:54 PM PST by chessplayer

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.


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KEYWORDS: blackhistory; friedchicken; nbc
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Never could understand why fried chicken is considered racist. Then again, I don`t understand why pickup trucks are racist, either.
1 posted on 02/04/2010 4:23:54 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
I didn't know KFC was a racist food group! Those liberals are darned sensitive, if you get my drift! ;-)

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

2 posted on 02/04/2010 4:31:37 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: chessplayer

I love fried chicken and I have never understood the alleged racism in chicken.


3 posted on 02/04/2010 4:32:35 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: chessplayer

Time for some black liberal to grow up.
It’s not racist unless they serve watermelon for desert.


4 posted on 02/04/2010 4:33:28 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: chessplayer

Hmmm, I’m white, I like fried chicken and my hubby drives a pickup truck...is that allowed anymore???? s/


5 posted on 02/04/2010 4:33:40 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Steamburg
What makes fried chicken racist? A side of watermelon? Some people have no sense of humor!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

6 posted on 02/04/2010 4:34:43 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

NBC...well...definitely NO sense of humor there.


7 posted on 02/04/2010 4:36:18 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: goldstategop

I supposed nobody offers boiled dinner or cabbage or potato pancakes on St Patrick’s day?


8 posted on 02/04/2010 4:37:21 PM PST by omega4179 (NOT TRUE.)
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To: goldstategop

>>I didn’t know KFC was a racist food group! Those liberals are darned sensitive, if you get my drift! ;-) <<

Hush up and eat your watermelon! ;)


9 posted on 02/04/2010 4:37:30 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: chessplayer
All this hypersensitivity would stop if we'd learn to respond appropriately.

For example, the response here is 'fine, don't eat any'.

10 posted on 02/04/2010 4:41:47 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

As I posted a few weeks ago in the thread about a similar dustup in Denver Public Schools, a school I worked at had a culinary arts program that did a special menu one day in February that featured “soul food”. You had to sign up early to ensure you could get the meal. It featured such things as fried chicken, greens, corn bread, sweet potato pie, etc. Even more interesting was the instructional staff and students were mostly AfAm. I seriously doubt such a complaint would be successfully lodged against this meal, given the circumstances.


11 posted on 02/04/2010 4:42:14 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: chessplayer
The Man is at it again.
Time for ...

12 posted on 02/04/2010 4:42:40 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: chessplayer
To call that menu racist would be like calling a lobster festival in Maine (which we do have), or baked beans in Boston, or a chili cookoff in Texas, or a corn boil in Iowa, etc, racist.

Good grief.

As Thoreau said: “ Some would find fault with the morning red, if they got up early enough.” (Expect any day now for a new bill being introduced that outlaws fried chicken.)

13 posted on 02/04/2010 4:42:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: chessplayer

So if they served lentil soup instead that would make everyone happier?


14 posted on 02/04/2010 4:42:50 PM PST by freespirited (Congratulations Senator Brown. One down, 59 to go.)
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To: chessplayer
Maybe NBC can make it up to those offended by airing an Amos n’ Andy marathon all this month /s
15 posted on 02/04/2010 4:43:19 PM PST by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: chessplayer

Only a racist would think it was racist.


16 posted on 02/04/2010 4:43:22 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: chessplayer

Down here in the south, everybody eats fried chicken, I’m certainly not offended - pass the chicken please ;~)


17 posted on 02/04/2010 4:43:49 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I would have gone for the fried chicken.


18 posted on 02/04/2010 4:44:21 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: chessplayer

Hell, distilled water on the planet Mars is most likely rascist to someone.


19 posted on 02/04/2010 4:46:11 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: chessplayer

A black co-worker of mine was once highly incensed when someone in the office went out and ordered buffalo wings without inquiring whether he wanted any. “What’s the big deal?” I asked. “You don’t understand,” he said. “You can’t just wave wings in front of a black man!” To which I replied, “That’s funny ... I feel the same way about white bread and mayonnaise!”


20 posted on 02/04/2010 4:48:24 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("Did I give you carbolic acid? I'd love to.")
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To: chessplayer
So to satisfy some "sensitive" lil musician, the cafeteria cannot serve fried chicken for the entire month of February.

Crazy.

21 posted on 02/04/2010 4:48:26 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: chessplayer

How ironic and poetic it is to watch NBC taste its own medicine since the liberal MSM was instrumental in creating the monster that is political correctness.


22 posted on 02/04/2010 4:49:37 PM PST by citizencon
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To: rdl6989

I love fried chicken and I have never understood the alleged racism in chicken.

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Well, it’s not really in the chicken, it was their upbringing.


23 posted on 02/04/2010 4:50:25 PM PST by dmz
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To: chessplayer

This honky loves fried chicken and watermelon! Bring it on!


24 posted on 02/04/2010 4:51:17 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: chessplayer

A few years back another similar spat happened on MLK day when some high school had a menu of barbecued ribs, collard greens and sweet potatoes. I was fairly peeved that I didn’t have that meal that day.


25 posted on 02/04/2010 4:52:15 PM PST by Will88
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To: freekitty

I would have gone for the fried chicken.
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It usually stinks in cafeterias. The food that is.


26 posted on 02/04/2010 4:53:07 PM PST by dmz
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To: chessplayer

What if you only like the white meat?


27 posted on 02/04/2010 4:53:07 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: chessplayer
Do Italians view Pizza as racist? It's the same thing isn't it?

Black people DO like fried chicken.

28 posted on 02/04/2010 4:53:37 PM PST by blam
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To: chessplayer

I am so pissed at this PC crap, I would have served watermelon for desert.

In the first place, you show me one black person that does not like both.

We are, as a nation, a bunch of nuts.


29 posted on 02/04/2010 4:54:49 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: chessplayer

Pretty sensitive isn’t he? What did he want Sauer Kraut?


30 posted on 02/04/2010 4:55:04 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: chessplayer

According to our mainstream media: Fried chicken is to blacks what pickup trucks are to whites.


31 posted on 02/04/2010 4:55:11 PM PST by UglyinLA
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

You are exactly right. I’m from the South too, really there is no soul food, it is all southern food. Poor whites and poor blacks have eaten the same things for the last three hundred years. Also, rich whites and rich blacks likewise.
We eat what we can afford to eat. I’ve been the one who thanks God Almighty every day for the food me and my family have the blessing to eat. Ethnic groups eat what they have been exposed to as children. Like the Chinese language- it runs in families- but it is not genetic. It just the way we are reared. So people get over the senitivety, and don’t stand between me and a fried chicken breast.


32 posted on 02/04/2010 4:55:43 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: citizencon
Agreed.
33 posted on 02/04/2010 4:57:46 PM PST by Ken H (Debt free is the way to be)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

How do you feel about watermelon?


34 posted on 02/04/2010 4:57:57 PM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: T-Bird45

Sounds like a great menu ~ and with all the major food groups covered as well.


35 posted on 02/04/2010 4:58:14 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: goldstategop

Agreed. It’s stupid to be offended by fried chicken. NBC may not be the brightest people on the planet but the race-baiters need to grow up and shut up. Good grief.


36 posted on 02/04/2010 4:58:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: RobRoy

Watermelon was developed by the Chinese to provide a fresh supply of water in rural areas.


37 posted on 02/04/2010 4:58:53 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: chessplayer

38 posted on 02/04/2010 5:00:25 PM PST by BigLittle
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To: Will88

I worked in Oklahoma on an oil rig for a few months with some boys from Lousiana. The cook made the meals with them in mind. They were saying one day how he was making black-eyed peas for dinner and going on and on about them. I mentioned they sounded good, I had never had them (or heard of them).

At dinner when they were served I said “They’re just beans!” I almost got slugged I think. Then I think they took pity on me for being an ignorant yankee. Then the questions about have you ever had collard greens? (No) Okra? (No). The rest of them were yes and included Watermelon, ribs, corn on the cob and catfish as I recall.

Did end up having okra. Was pretty good when it was breaded and fried. Now have black-eyed peas every New Years Day (wife’s tradition!).


39 posted on 02/04/2010 5:01:43 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: chessplayer

Whadda ya expect, his name is “Questlove”.

Who are these people? Me, my whole white family, parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles were raised on fried chicken, grits, refried beans, bacon grease, greens, cobblers, sweet potatoes, BBQ and all kinds of “black” “soul” food. Probably half the country too.

What’s the big deal “Questlove”? Get over yourself.


40 posted on 02/04/2010 5:04:42 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: chessplayer

Is there a chance the food service made this decision independent of NBC, and without the intention of upsetting anyone?

Does that mean no jazz and blues in the cafeteria for the month of Feb?


41 posted on 02/04/2010 5:05:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: muawiyah

For starch, they tried long strands of spaghetti.


42 posted on 02/04/2010 5:06:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: chessplayer

Not much chance NBC will be using the “watermelon” jab at envitomentalist-wackos: “green on the outside, red on the inside”.


43 posted on 02/04/2010 5:09:56 PM PST by Mobties
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To: chessplayer

It’s Shake ‘n’ Bake. And ah hayelped.


44 posted on 02/04/2010 5:15:35 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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“’soul food’. . . . featured such things as fried chicken, greens, corn bread, sweet potato pie, etc.”

As though all of these foods originated with blacks. Who in their right mind thinks whites weren’t eating these foods on their own without any influence from blacks? So now blacks own them as “soul food” and can therefore set rules as to when others can serve them or how they have to be careful about making them available if blacks are around?

The easily offended crowd needs to take a hike. A permanent hike.


45 posted on 02/04/2010 5:18:26 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t give a smelly Obama if this creep is “offended”. I’m a Cajun and would be honored if they served crawdads during National Cajun day. Somehow, we have survived, and I’ve managed to have a career doing things that the Obamaloon and his cohorts could not even think of qualifying for.

And that includes the academic stuff. Come on, Obama Loon, try me out, IDIOT!


46 posted on 02/04/2010 5:20:35 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Steamburg

And Grape Kool Aid to drink.


47 posted on 02/04/2010 5:21:38 PM PST by ScoochDude
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To: T-Bird45
Where I used to work, it was any excuse for a potluck. We had a great ethnic mix - whites from all over the U.S., African-Americans, Hispanics, and Filipinos.

In February, we had soul food, St. Patrick's Day was corned beef and cabbage. We did Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July, and of course Thanksgiving and Christmas. We even did Philippines Independence Day (once we found out there was such a holiday).

It was great, and everybody got along just fine.

48 posted on 02/04/2010 5:25:02 PM PST by Inspectorette
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“Never could understand why fried chicken is considered racist.”

I don’t get it, either. I am of Italian extraction, and March in the supermarket is always “Italian month”, with all the spaghetti on sale. My attitude is ok, bring it on.


49 posted on 02/04/2010 5:26:22 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Steamburg
It’s not racist unless they serve watermelon for desert.

Serving watermelons in the desert is definitely racist. Just consider the reactions of those who live in the Gobi desert!

50 posted on 02/04/2010 5:30:54 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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