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School apologizes for Black History Month lunch menu
CBS ^ | 2/6/14

Posted on 02/07/2014 5:21:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to commemorate the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon on Monday, other students and parents became offended.

KNTV-TV reports that school officials held an assembly Wednesday to discuss the issue and also sent a letter apologizing to parents.

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KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth; food; race
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Sigh.

How about eliminating black history month completely?? Then no one will be offended, as there will be NO SPECIAL TREATMENT of a group based on their race.

1 posted on 02/07/2014 5:21:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon”

One of my favorite meals - who could complain...


2 posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:31 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Black History Month” is educational segregation.

Teach history, and don’t exclude the meaningful contributions of blacks.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:54 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t be silly. We cannot do without White History Month.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 5:25:03 AM PST by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s hard to believe people that stupid can get to work in the morning.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 5:25:10 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: SoFloFreeper

Black women in my Weight Watchers meeting talk about fried chicken with ecstatic idolatrous fervor ... but so do white women, if they’re from around here. (Members from other parts of the country have different idols.)

But seriously, is there something about the Educationalist mindset that results in this, “Let’s do something idiotically stereotypical!!!” reaction to anything involving a racial or ethnic minority group? Are they all truly that ignorant and thoughtless?

It reminds me of a scene in “Hill Street Blues”: an officer was honored as “Hispanic Officer of the Year” at a breakfast featuring huevos rancheros. “I’m from Colombia,” he observed.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 5:26:57 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome any more.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

what a crock

there is nothing stereotypical about that

if they had had ham hocks, greens and cornbread would that have been wrong?

now feeding people is racissssssssssssssss


7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:28:09 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If your enemy is quick to anger, piss him off more. I would’ve shown Amos and Andy reruns with the watermelon and chicken lunch.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 5:29:08 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: edcoil

Blacks would complain. Back in the Zumwalt days as CNO, the Navy went out of the way to make ethnic foods available. We had pig knuckles served once. The Blacks were the ones that griped the most. I remember one saying he didn’t join the Navy to eat that crap.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 5:30:08 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: edcoil

So... black people DON’T eat that?
I don’t get it.

I’d think they’d be more upset that BH month is the
SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!

What a ripoff! What an insult! It’s racist I tell ya!


10 posted on 02/07/2014 5:30:59 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: stanne

You know what the left says about that - “all the other months are white history month”...

Somehow, that doesn’t apply to a cross on a mountain - they won’t accept “all the other mountains are atheist mountains”.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 5:32:03 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: Wolfie

“It’s hard to believe people that stupid can get to work in the morning.”

It’s even harder for me to believe that people even more stupid are paying them to educate their children.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 5:32:35 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: meatloaf
I remember one saying he didn’t join the Navy to eat that crap.

LOL!

13 posted on 02/07/2014 5:33:43 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome any more.)
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To: SoFloFreeper


14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:36:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Then they ought to ban the Popeye’s fried chicken commercial where they’re stereotyping themselves.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PST by jersey117
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To: SoFloFreeper

If someone were having a bluegrass celebration and announced that the menu was fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, not a single person would get offended at the stereotyping. In fact, they would compliment the planner for paying attention and not trying to serve some arugula crap.

But the professionally offended must be offended.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:56 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: JoeProBono

Hank Hill: So are you Chinese or Japanese?
Kahn Souphanousinphone: I live in California last twenty year, but, ah... first come from Laos.
Hank Hill: Huh?
Kahn Souphanousinphone: Laos. We Laotian.
Bill Dauterive: The ocean? What ocean?
Kahn Souphanousinphone: We are Laotian—from Laos, stupid! It’s a landlocked country in southeast Asia. It’s between Vietnam and Thailand, OK? Population 4.7 million.
Hank ponders this for a few seconds.
Hank Hill: So are you Chinese or Japanese?
Kahn Souphanousinphone: [groans]


17 posted on 02/07/2014 5:42:22 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: stanne

What to serve for white history month?

turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing, pumpkin pie, cloverleaf rolls


18 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:12 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Fried chicken, cornbread & watermelon. My goodness, those are staples at most American Legion, VFW, Amvets, Moose outings. And I see very few blacks at those events and the ones that go eat it with as much joy as everybody else.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:30 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: jersey117

I agree. The Popeye’s commercial features all black dialect and what sounds like the Ebenezer AME church choir. Popeye’s obviously doesn’t my whitey business, and they’ll not get it either.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:50 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: SampleMan

“menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon”.

What the hell kind of meal is that without “greens” too?

No wunda all dem folks gots mad.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:53 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: edcoil
“menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon”

One of my favorite meals - who could complain...

________________________________________

Me too, I'm white but this is my stereotype...add some fried okra and sweet tea.

22 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:54 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: edcoil

I know, right?

Count me in.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 5:45:04 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: edcoil

Exactly what I was thinking but my Doctor would advise stay away from the fried chicken.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 5:47:15 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why does it exist period?

In reality, it's just another case of "I hate whitey".

25 posted on 02/07/2014 5:48:41 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: yldstrk

There was a series of WASP jokes out years ago...
they were funny because they weren’t funny.

“What does a WASP do when his car breaks down?”
“He gets it fixed.”


26 posted on 02/07/2014 5:49:02 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: SoFloFreeper

I thought that food group was reserved for Kwansaa.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 5:50:58 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When do they celebrate “Scots-Irish History” or “German History” month in the public schools and in TV blurbs? These groups contributed 100 times more to our country than the Blacks ever did.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 5:55:24 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

In the name of political correctness and to insure that we never “offend” anyone, we MUST BAN fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon!!! We must do it now!!! Hrumpf! Hrumpf!!


30 posted on 02/07/2014 5:55:37 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Progov

I just figured out the problem. There wasn’t an “EBT” sign anywhere.


31 posted on 02/07/2014 5:56:35 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Reminds me of my stay with a Mexican family in Saltillo, Mexico in the 1960s. In an effort to be welcoming, they procured what they interpreted to be “typical” American foods for each of my daily meals. The first morning's breakfast was proudly presented by the lady of the house on a fine bone china plate: an unopened box of Wheaties. Nodding and smiling, she pointed to Bob Richards on the cover to signify its authenticity. And, a bottle of Coca-Cola. Lunch consisted of genuine Oscar Meyer bologna on white bread. And, a bottle of Coca-Cola. Dinner consisted of hotdogs with ketchup. And, a bottle of Coca-Cola. And, so it went for two weeks. I was deeply offended. By the ketchup on my hotdogs.
32 posted on 02/07/2014 5:57:48 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: edcoil
One of my favorite meals - who could complain...

They left out the waffles!

33 posted on 02/07/2014 5:57:55 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Wolfie
It’s hard to believe people that stupid can get to work in the morning.

Most don't go to work, but wait until the 1st and 15th of the month for their entitlement checks.

34 posted on 02/07/2014 6:00:59 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sounds tasty to me. Lets have another round of celebration.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 6:01:24 AM PST by dforest
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To: SampleMan

+1 to you...

(when is that feature coming?)


37 posted on 02/07/2014 6:03:40 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: edcoil
Good morning.

One of my favorite meals

Mine too. What's the problem?

5.56mm

38 posted on 02/07/2014 6:04:30 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wish people would stop apologizing every time one of these groups is “offended.” If I were in charge of that school, I would have told those who were “offended” to go jump.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 6:07:21 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am a born and raised southerner. What others call Soul Food I call supper.


40 posted on 02/07/2014 6:07:59 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: sergeantdave

have a Assmebly and put on a Minstrel Show.


41 posted on 02/07/2014 6:10:16 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: MrB
I’d think they’d be more upset that BH month is the SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!

I have heard that complaint. So if they want a longer month, give them July, when most schools are closed for summer.

42 posted on 02/07/2014 6:10:19 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does anyone here even read the articles anymore? Did comprehension skills on our side just take a nose dive? To offer “chicken, watermelon, and cornbread” as a proposeful way to celebrate “blackness” truly is ignorant and, if not, then moronic. I would expect some liberal admin to come up with the idea. What I DON’T expect are many of the comments posted in this thread.


43 posted on 02/07/2014 6:13:07 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So what’s wrong with fried chicken, watermelon and corn bread? Sounds good to me.

Geez people. Quit being so dang sensitive.


44 posted on 02/07/2014 6:17:04 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: SoFloFreeper

. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon on Monday, other students and parents became offended.

Here is an idea. Grow Up! Its food. Good food. I have some several times at picnics each summer.....


45 posted on 02/07/2014 6:18:10 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: sergeantdave
That's an excellent procedure...Anger makes us act in a spontaneous manner...off the cuff...make poor decisions...
46 posted on 02/07/2014 6:22:57 AM PST by unread
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To: SoFloFreeper

BS
Some liberals set it up to make someone look bad. No one would be that stupid.


47 posted on 02/07/2014 6:26:53 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your lid on; don't let anyone dump garbage on you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I had a teacher in High School in this same District, Mr Ted Ault at College Park High School who did a assignment on racism and he included derogatory words such as the N word and others of other races and the few Black students at the school got him fired for it. Crondolet is a private school and if I was the Admin I would tell them to “Pound sand”.


48 posted on 02/07/2014 6:28:36 AM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Oh, look, LittleBilly the DU troll wet his liberal pants. Nice strawman, littleboy, now go back to DU and have mommy change your diaper.


49 posted on 02/07/2014 6:30:07 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Nice try. You’re an embarrassment to FreeRepublic AND the kind of moron that gives idiot libs ammo. Congratulations for the most ignoramus thread post of the year. At least you showed your true self. I’d love to see Colonel West mop the floor with “Sgt Dave”.


50 posted on 02/07/2014 6:39:03 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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