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East Bay high school nixes plan to honor black history with fried chicken, watermelon
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander)

Posted on 02/06/2014 12:46:52 PM PST by artichokegrower

Plans to celebrate Black History Month with a lunch of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon did not go over well at a private high school in Concord.

Administrators at Carondelet High School, an all-girl Catholic school, are apologizing to students and parents this week for proposing a menu that some complained perpetuated racial stereotypes, NBC Bay Area reported.

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That there is a Black History Month does not perpetuate racial stereotypes? When is white history month?
1 posted on 02/06/2014 12:46:52 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

We don’t need a month.

I’m dying to know which genius came up with this idea.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 12:47:46 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: artichokegrower
When is white history month?

It was dropped in favor of Ramadan....

3 posted on 02/06/2014 12:48:20 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: artichokegrower

Notice that, once again, the black people get short changed.
YT intentionally chose the

SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!


4 posted on 02/06/2014 12:48:26 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: artichokegrower
Can I eat fried chicken and watermelon on groundhog day?

This same old story happens every single year.

5 posted on 02/06/2014 12:48:31 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

You’re not supposed to eat ground hog on groundhog day?

mmmm... sausage....


6 posted on 02/06/2014 12:49:20 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: artichokegrower
When is white history month?

"Eeeeevery month is white history month!!" (whining liberal voice)

7 posted on 02/06/2014 12:51:22 PM PST by Nea Wood
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To: artichokegrower

For added realism they should just have the kids go around playing the Knockout Game on each other.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 12:52:24 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: artichokegrower

What, no okra?


9 posted on 02/06/2014 12:52:46 PM PST by Argus
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To: artichokegrower

10 posted on 02/06/2014 12:53:36 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: artichokegrower

“a lunch of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon...”

Some people might think that racist but me, no, I just call that “delicious”...


11 posted on 02/06/2014 12:55:25 PM PST by FAA
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To: FAA

Where are they getting watermelon this time of year?


12 posted on 02/06/2014 12:57:07 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

13 posted on 02/06/2014 12:57:41 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: artichokegrower

Too bad. From what I understand from my son, fried chicken and watermelon would win the award for “Best School Lunch of the Year!”—HANDS DOWN!!!


14 posted on 02/06/2014 12:58:48 PM PST by MNGal
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To: artichokegrower

WTF were they thinking?


15 posted on 02/06/2014 12:58:53 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: artichokegrower

I like fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon and I’m white.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 12:59:01 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: Argus
"What, no okra?"
yuke..never could eat/stomach, the dish.
lived in the south since '67.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 12:59:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: artichokegrower

A few years back a similar situation took place at another high school, I think in Arizona. The plan there was to have a meal of BBQed ribs and collard greens and other items. Same sort of protest.

Such reactions raise at least a couple of questions:

Why is serving “soul food” considered insulting stereotyping? I don’t know of other ethinic groups who consider honoring their heritage with traditional food to be an insult.

And how can there still be school administrators who don’t know that it’s considered insulting stereotyping?


18 posted on 02/06/2014 12:59:36 PM PST by Will88
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To: artichokegrower

They left out the collard greens. How dare they!


19 posted on 02/06/2014 12:59:42 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: artichokegrower

I’ve told this story so many times,but it is worth going over once again.
My daughter came home from Jr HS (back in the 90’s)
and said “what is there for me”,?
The black students have the Black Students Union,the Latinos have The Cinquo de Mayo Club and there is the Asian Club.Well,all the privileged groups would go to the clubs during study hall leaving behind one ostracized group of students.
Public schools should be outlawed.
Yes,my daughter now a conservative.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 1:00:05 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: artichokegrower

21 posted on 02/06/2014 1:01:22 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Plans to celebrate Black History Month

Why do they need a whole month?!? You can count the number of Black Americans that significantly contributed to American history on one hand. And that's not an attempt to be snarky, that a simply statement of fact. In fact, if your child goes to public school, look at their curriculum next black history month. Odds are it will be Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King and maybe Thurgood Marshall and Obama. Any others mentioned may have been important in their fields (athlete's, musicians, etc) but hardly changed history.

22 posted on 02/06/2014 1:01:23 PM PST by apillar
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To: artichokegrower

They forgot the collard greens. Silly city people.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 1:02:10 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: artichokegrower

I eat fried chicken and watermelon...didn’t know I was being racist for doing so. If I were a black person I’d be pissed some idiot is claiming I am offended by food.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 1:03:23 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: artichokegrower
Offended by stereotypes of blacks, one poster comments that it is like the racist cartoons Tea Partiers pass around among themselves. (Stereotyping is okay when they are doing it of Tea Partiers).

I actually saw a post once that showed all kinds of vile, truly vicious racist cartoons. It was posted as an example of what conservatives pass around. I am on many conservative sites and never have seen anything of the kind. I have no idea where the person even dug up the nasty images, or what possessed them to do it.

25 posted on 02/06/2014 1:05:26 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: JimRed

Not to mention chitlins and blackeyed peas...


26 posted on 02/06/2014 1:05:45 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: AppyPappy

Sounds like a pretty tasty lunch to me....I assume there would have been mashed taters and collard greens!!!


27 posted on 02/06/2014 1:06:15 PM PST by ontap
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To: artichokegrower

Fried chicken and watermelon....two of my favorite foods.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 1:06:29 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: artichokegrower

I don’t think we need a month. The media celebrates that 365 days per year. Oops, make that 365.25 days per year.

I will however vote that watermellon and chicken idea as a lack of common sense.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 1:07:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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they wanted to try to suck up to political correctness, and instead political correctness bit them in the butt.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 1:07:54 PM PST by willywill
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To: artichokegrower
Bah....Collard greens and neck bones....


31 posted on 02/06/2014 1:08:10 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: artichokegrower

Okay, so they serve ham hocks and black-eyed peas with cornbread instead...............


32 posted on 02/06/2014 1:08:11 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MrB

“SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!”

OMG, those Repub racist bigots just can’t help themselves, can they?


33 posted on 02/06/2014 1:08:41 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: artichokegrower

Chile.............


34 posted on 02/06/2014 1:08:54 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: peteyd
Yeah, but start a club with just Whites... OMG365
35 posted on 02/06/2014 1:09:31 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I was born in July and on my birthday we ALWAYS had watermelon. Plus, I love fried chicken and cornbread. I guess that makes me a “white cracker” right?


36 posted on 02/06/2014 1:09:45 PM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Argus

I love Okra, corn, and diced tomatoes with lots of spices.

I could eat it every day.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 1:09:49 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: peteyd
Yeah, but start a club with just Whites... OMG365
38 posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: WayneS
Is it racist to eat turkey and corn at school to celebrate thanksgiving ?

Is it racist to drink green beer on saint patricks days?

is it racist to be offered rice and chop sticks when eating a Chinese or Japanese meal?

Is it racist to be offer spaghetti at an Italian meal? I don't see the issue here at all.

39 posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:33 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: artichokegrower
White people can't eat these things...it's racist...


40 posted on 02/06/2014 1:15:20 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: artichokegrower

I suggest next time they have this, they serve peanut butter sandwich in honor of George Washington Carver.


41 posted on 02/06/2014 1:15:59 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: artichokegrower

On Mexican History month they planned a field trip where they all sneak across the border.


42 posted on 02/06/2014 1:16:01 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Vaquero

Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs On You Tube

Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs is a Merrie Melodies animated cartoon released to theatres on January 16, 1943 by Warner Bros.

The film is notable for being an all-black parody of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White, known to its audience from the popular 1937 Walt Disney animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


43 posted on 02/06/2014 1:17:17 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Iron Munro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-918OMwCx6w


44 posted on 02/06/2014 1:20:00 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: artichokegrower

I think the problem here is less what food they served, than the food they didn’t serve, *and* to give the history of the food, context.

For example, watermelon is believed to have come from southern Africa, and had cultivated in Egypt by 2000 BC, even consumed by the ancient Hebrews. It is truly a pride of that continent. It was introduced into Europe in the 13th Century, and were grown by Native Americans by the 16th Century.

Finally, African slaves are believed to have introduced the vine in the southern United States, where it flourished and became a popular food.

So, bottom line, how can watermelon be seen as stereotypical, unless people pretend it is? No reason to not enjoy it.

However, with the goodness comes the badness. In this case, the children should have been offered sample of some of the staple foods of the southland, that black people ate for generations, and actually liked. Such as mustard and collard greens and chard.

I am not so cruel as to even offer children chitterlings, however. But grits are fine.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 1:20:08 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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If they wanted true African food they should have served ‘Bush Meat.’


46 posted on 02/06/2014 1:23:18 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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staple foods of the southland, that black people ate for generations, and actually liked. Such as mustard and collard greens

Whites like 'em too !!!


47 posted on 02/06/2014 1:25:02 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: artichokegrower

Oh snap...


48 posted on 02/06/2014 1:25:34 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: AppyPappy

What is so wrong with it?

Corned beef and cabbage needs to be outlawed!! Bratwurst and kielbasa too!


49 posted on 02/06/2014 1:28:10 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: artichokegrower

I’m Irish Catholic and those are 3 of my favorite foods. Well and Guiness. :-)


50 posted on 02/06/2014 1:28:16 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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