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Controversial Black History Month Lunch Menu Prompts Concord School To Apologize
CBS SanFran ^ | 6 Feb 2014

Posted on 02/07/2014 7:54:04 AM PST by shove_it

CONCORD (CBS SF) – Officials at an East Bay private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month. Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to observe the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth; pcbs
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First it was the Redskins. Now it's the Thinskins.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 7:54:04 AM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it
But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon,...

YUM!! These people are idiots.

2 posted on 02/07/2014 7:58:43 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shove_it

Does anyone else get the impression that liberals are perpetually offended about everything?


3 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:15 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: shove_it

Black History month is another way of saying “I Hate Whitey”. And this food fight is proof.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: shove_it

So, does that mean a Columbus Day meal of spaghetti and meatballs is racist?


5 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:55 AM PST by hdbc (FUBO)
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To: Sacajaweau

At least it’s the shortest month of the year.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 8:01:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: shove_it

Officials are already scratching next month’s Hispanic Heritage Month Taco Cookout.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 8:01:39 AM PST by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: hdbc
So, does that mean a Columbus Day meal of spaghetti and meatballs is racist?

Well he was sponsored by Spain, so you would have to include tacos and salsa.

8 posted on 02/07/2014 8:06:56 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: shove_it

What’s to complain about? That sounds like a delicious lunch!


9 posted on 02/07/2014 8:07:39 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: houeto
But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon,... YUM!! These people are idiots.

Where's the chitlins,grits,collard greens and possum?

10 posted on 02/07/2014 8:08:15 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: shove_it

Seeing that it is a DEEP BLUE state, AND that the teachers unions and educators are most likely all very liberal types, where is the ‘racism’ and ‘stereotyping’ coming from? Hmmmmmmm?......................


11 posted on 02/07/2014 8:08:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: shove_it

In earlier days that was a southern meal. In my growing up years, there was always cornbread for lunch and dinner and fried chicken was eaten frequently. We called meals breakfast, dinner, and supper.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 8:09:19 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: shove_it
Elizabeth Williams of the Contra Costa County Equal Opportunity Commission and a member of the NAACP had a different view. “What is the big deal?” Williams said. “Historically and even now, we like our chicken and I’m not going to stop eating my fried chicken, nor my cornbread, nor my watermelon.”

“Let’s move on. Let’s be more progressive. Let’s not be so insulted about something so minute,” Williams said.

Good for her. She has the right attitude, at least..............

13 posted on 02/07/2014 8:11:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Mastador1

And BLACK eyed peas. Now that would be racist


14 posted on 02/07/2014 8:12:27 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Red Badger

“Good for her. She has the right attitude, at least.............. “

Yup, just a lonely voice in the wilderness, tho.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 8:15:23 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: shove_it

A side of Uncle Ben’s grits would have caused a meltdown.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 8:17:01 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: shove_it

I love fried chicken, watermelon and I have cornbread in my lunch box right now. I don’t identify ‘food’ with ethnicity. Food is food, no matter if it’s Tex-Mex, Chinese, Cajun, or Southern, which these foods are...............


17 posted on 02/07/2014 8:18:26 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Salvavida

Not to mention Aunt Jemima pancakes, one of my personal favorites.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 8:19:09 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: shove_it

Well, they oughta be offended. that is redneck food, not soul food. Go to any Amvets, Moose, American Legion, VFW and you’ll find that is what they serve at their functions. Exception is Maryland, where steamed crabs are served along with cornbread, fried chicken, watermelon.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 8:19:53 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: shove_it

I’m a white guy who happens to like fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon. Guess that makes me a racist.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 8:21:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I love those foods too; so I guess that also makes me a racist.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 8:29:37 AM PST by Jean2
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To: Jean2

Is “Four Fried Chickens and a Coke” on the menu?


22 posted on 02/07/2014 8:30:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: shove_it
fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon.

Probably the best menu that school ever saw.

23 posted on 02/07/2014 8:31:43 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: hdbc

I was going to serve Spanish Rice.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 8:32:45 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: shove_it

Can you imagine them adding a BREAKFAST of both Aunt Jemima pancakes and Uncle Ben’s grits? They would have had to fly in Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to deal with the outcry.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 8:33:00 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: shove_it

Only in San Francisco would people get offended by a menu like that. Fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon = heaven.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 8:34:07 AM PST by Durbin
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To: shove_it

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.
If they cry “REICIS”, tell them to bring their own lunch if they don’t like what is served!


27 posted on 02/07/2014 8:36:48 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Marcella

Fried Chicken was Sunday Dinner food that was eaten everywhere; from the big house on the hill to the shotgun cabins.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 8:38:03 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Sacajaweau

On my FB, every time somebody posts a “knockout game” article, FB throws up ‘recommended links” to black history month underneath the post.

Seriously.

:)


29 posted on 02/07/2014 8:38:10 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: shove_it
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30 posted on 02/07/2014 8:38:29 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: shove_it

Does that mean corned beef and cabbage is racist for St. Paddy’s? Aw, man!


31 posted on 02/07/2014 8:38:42 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: houeto
I was thinking the same thing it sounds delish not racist.
32 posted on 02/07/2014 8:38:48 AM PST by angcat
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To: shove_it

This was a no-win situation. If they serve up the fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon, it’s racist, if they don’t serve up anything special, well that is racist too for “dissing” and not honoring black history month.

Time to tell these perpetually offended non-whites (they’re not minorities in California, whites are) to “shove-it”

(great handle, BTW).


33 posted on 02/07/2014 8:45:20 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: verga
So, does that mean a Columbus Day meal of spaghetti and meatballs is racist?

WHO?? In California, Columbus Day has been eliminated, replaced by "Native American Day" or MLK Day or Cesar Chavez Day -- forgot which because so many traditional holidays are being either downgraded or outright replaced. Christmas Vacation = Winter Break Lincoln's, Washington's B'days = one day generic President's Day Easter Vacation = Spring Break Columbus Day = eliminated entirely Independence Day = 4th of July, nothing special ever happened that day just fireworks and picnics to celebrate summer. Thanksgiving Day = Native American grievance Day.

34 posted on 02/07/2014 8:49:08 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Can’t have a “Paddy Wagon” in California any longer b/c it refers to drunken Irish, had to be renamed to honor PC.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 8:50:14 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: dfwgator

You bet!


36 posted on 02/07/2014 8:56:52 AM PST by Jean2
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To: shove_it

You gotta be kidding me. Now food is offensive?


37 posted on 02/07/2014 8:57:48 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Mike Darancette

They left out chitlins’.


38 posted on 02/07/2014 9:01:38 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: dfwgator

You just gave them another reason to be offended.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 9:09:07 AM PST by aquila48
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"I just want to say that February is Black History Month. Isn't that nice? The Man gives us February because it's the shortest month of the year! Now, I'm not complaining, but I think we deserve at least a thirty-day month. It's also the coldest month of the year, just in case we wanted to have a parade."

40 posted on 02/07/2014 9:16:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: shove_it

what a bunch of stupid twits.

I’m white and I love that menu. If anything it’s stereotypical of the South more than anything. Hell, they missed the damned collard greens and black-eyed peas or is that African American-eyed peas???


41 posted on 02/07/2014 9:25:38 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Salamander
Whenever I see a post calling it the "knockout game" and talking in a non-descript way about "teens", I provide a link to White Girl Bleed A Lot where Colin Flaherty has a few years of documented attacks. There's some history. A study of Detroit over the last 40 years is instructive as well.
42 posted on 02/07/2014 9:29:58 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: shove_it

Another PC event.


43 posted on 02/07/2014 9:37:35 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Mastador1
Where's the chitlins,grits,collard greens and possum?

Personally, I'd much rather have nutria rat than possum. Nutria isn't greasy.

44 posted on 02/07/2014 9:51:46 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from job-lock this November!)
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Oh, oh! It goes back to slavery so we can’t have that. Excuse me, but isn’t that the whole idea behind Black History Month? I don’t see any other skin color getting their own special months. All together now, “That’s racist!” The Chinese were put down so how about giving them March for the cherry blossoms. Give the Mexicans the whole month of May instead of one day. Give the natives of Alaska January simply because it’s cold. Give the American Indians, including those down to one drop of native blood (can’t discriminate, ya know) and those who identify (hats off to diversity) as NA the month of November just because it’s easier to remember what with Thanksgiving and turkeys and all. Give the Irish immigrants, ok all white skinned folk, October since Irish potatoes are harvested then. Oh, wait, sorry, can’t have a white guy month. What? All that is racist and not PC? Yeah, well, that takes us back to what gives blacks the right to have their extra special month but no one else can have their own extra special month? Whatever.

BTW, the evil white men were eating chicken, cornbread and watermelon along with collard greens, turnips and sweet potato pie long before any poor black skinned slaves were brought here. Same as they have been around the world since the beginning of mankind. Which also begs the question why blacks get their extra special foods? Ban chickens! Ban corn! Ban melons!


45 posted on 02/07/2014 9:54:29 AM PST by bgill
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Does anyone else get the impression that liberals are perpetually offended about everything?

Yes, I do, and I support these demonstrations. Each time, they win a few more people to our side.

46 posted on 02/07/2014 9:55:35 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: shove_it

Liberals have such a hard time keeping their racism under control you can’t help but laugh at them. Some menu planner on the staff comes up with this blatantly racist (But funny) idea and the administrators are all tripping over themselves to apologize. Then they make all the students and faculty go through remedial “Diversity Training”. That should solve the problem. Maybe they should invite Al Sharpton to come speak at graduation.


47 posted on 02/07/2014 9:57:03 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: dfwgator

I always thought they’d be PO’ed about that, but they don’t seem to care if they get the short end of the months.


48 posted on 02/07/2014 9:58:14 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: shove_it

What? No Skittles?


49 posted on 02/07/2014 10:06:47 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Myrddin
I have seen that book advertised and personally, I never walk alone. :)


50 posted on 02/07/2014 10:23:56 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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