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‘Racially insensitive’ lunch menu lands all-girls’ Catholic school in media spotlight
Bizpac Review ^ | 2-8-14 | Janeen Capizola

Posted on 02/13/2014 5:22:29 PM PST by kingattax

The “racially insensitive” lunch menu chosen to celebrate Black History Month that landed a private all-girls, Catholic high school in the national media spotlight has prompted upcoming diversity training for faculty and students.

The controversial choice of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread for lunch at Carondelet High School in Northern California sparked immediate outrage and offense when announced on the school’s public address system Monday, the Contra Costa Times reported.

Principal Nancy Libby sent home two letters to parents last week apologizing for the “very unfortunate incident” and said a “communication breakdown” allowed the menu selection to be approved and announced before school officials could stop it.

“I’d like to apologize for this announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members,” Tuesday’s letter read, according to the Times. “Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes, and we indeed work diligently to do just the opposite.”

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is there any food that white folks can get all insulted about ?

this is insane.

1 posted on 02/13/2014 5:22:29 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax
What race is a fried chicken?

It's so insensitive for Italian restaurants to serve pasta.

2 posted on 02/13/2014 5:24:11 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.))
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To: kingattax

When I was a student at the University of Michigan, the dorms had an African Heritage Dinner and guess what was served? That’s right, fried chicken.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:42 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: kingattax
is there any food that white folks can get all insulted about ?

Pierogies?

4 posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:45 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: kingattax

selective rage


5 posted on 02/13/2014 5:25:55 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kingattax

Call me insensitive — the story was funny.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 5:27:17 PM PST by Steve1789
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To: kingattax

I wonder if it’s okay with the communist liberal DemocRATS for white people to like fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread. Whether it is or not, I won’t be giving them up for a bunch of bottom feeding progs any time soon.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 5:28:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: kingattax

Black ‘folks’ eat lobster.

I know, I seen bo.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 5:29:17 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: kingattax

That sounds like a delicious lunch!

I have had fried chicken, chitlins, ribs and greens all prepared by black people. I lived across the street from “Ribs’n’Bibs” AND “Harold’s Fried Chicken Shack”. This is food to be proud of.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 5:29:44 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: kingattax
Fried chicken, cornbread (made of white meal with no eggs or sugar), watermelon…are not black. Or African. They are Southern. How did picnic, 4th of July food, get tagged as black? Soul food is southern food. It does so happen, I have to admit, that often the tastiest southern food is to be found at restaurants owned and managed by southern black people.

Why is this such a terrible thing?

10 posted on 02/13/2014 5:30:07 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: kingattax

As a black person I can say this meal isn’t racially insensitive. On the fourth of July we always have watermelon, chicken etc. its good soul food.

Frankly I think slow baked chicken should replace fried. Its so much better.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 5:32:47 PM PST by RginTN
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RE :”The controversial choice of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread for lunch at Carondelet High School in Northern California sparked immediate outrage and offense when announced on the school’s public address system Monday, the Contra Costa Times reported”

Blacks have evolved from that, now those single Moms take their kids to eat at McDonalds.

That came from moving up North.

13 posted on 02/13/2014 5:34:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: kingattax

Get rid of “Black History Month”.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 5:35:02 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

American History. Every month.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 5:35:53 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: kingattax
is there any food that white folks can get all insulted about ?


16 posted on 02/13/2014 5:37:29 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: RginTN; ConradofMontferrat; Mamzelle; Dr. Sivana; Scrambler Bob; FlingWingFlyer; Steve1789; ...

Here is what is going on:

World Economy collapsing
Middle East about to blow at the smallest spark
US race relations deteriorating quickly
Family life is nonexistent
Young adults unable to find jobs
Older adults losing their jobs
Teenagers unable to get employment
Illegals flooding like a river across the border
Crime becoming commonplace in previously safe areas

Meanwhile, blacks are getting upset about a lunch menu.

Weird sense of priorities, yes?


17 posted on 02/13/2014 5:38:25 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: kingattax

Crackers.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 5:39:17 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: kingattax
Chicken, watermelon, collard greens — these stereotypes of black Southern culture come from the same place where the N-word comes from,” University of San Francisco professor James Taylor told NBC Bay Area. “This is not like this food represents some heroic moment in African American experience. What it represents is the degradation and the sterotyping of African Americans.”

I wonder if Italians feel the same way about pizza?

Are Mexicans offended by enchiladas?

Would Germans object to a German History Month that featured sauerbraten?

Are Swedes embarrassed by smorgasbord?

Professor Taylor has a sign around his neck -- "I will be Offended for Hire".

19 posted on 02/13/2014 5:40:26 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: kingattax

“Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes, and we indeed work diligently to do just the opposite.”

Except in the case of obsequious cacausians.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 5:41:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kingattax

What pisses me off about this is this is the farthest thing from racially insensitive as one could get.

In the south, during a period of slavery in America, chickens were plentiful, watermelon grew very well, and corn was abundant. These three ingredients made for food that became associated with black culture but is not uniquely black.

As a southern white man, I take offense that these foodstuffs are considered racial in any way. We southerners take our friend chicken very seriously, enjoy the Hell out of some watermelon during the dog days of summer, and cornbread recipes are traded like baseball cards among the great cooks down here.

The point is that while the Left is so busy pinning “racism” on everything, they are neglecting the realities of not only the truth and the facts but the historical significance of things that, yes, were around during slavery and popularized by the Democrat southern white suppression movement as a meme for blacks, but are part and parcel of the essential aspects of southern Americana, regardless of race.

Liberals are going to lose this faux fight, because common sense, thinking Americans are going to tell them to STFU.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 5:43:54 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kingattax

Well, where they ‘have’ us is

IF, during the month of Feb the school DIDN’T have Fried Chicken etal during the month

THEY

Would be claiming they were being ‘disrespected’ so the school was being hostile towards them.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 5:44:03 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Mamzelle

My only question.....where did they get edible watermelon this time of year?


23 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:16 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Doogle

White people are on the run and the race sensitive crowd sees no better time to hammer them.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:52 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: kingattax
I am offended that no one has done anything to offend me lately.
25 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: kingattax

okay so blacks don’t eat this? lots of wite southern folks lovethis, and i dare say folks all over the country of all different backgrounds eat this.

and why is it okay for popeye’s to have a black woman in southern drawl tawkin ‘bout chicken and biskits? talk about pimping out a stereotype.

the commercial ends with a bunch of blacks singing in southern drawl style, “love that chicken from popeyes”. c’mon.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 5:49:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

One can never be too safe - next time I suggest they serve lutefisk.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 5:50:42 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Dr.Deth

crackers.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 5:50:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

Mr. Taylor should turn on ESPN radio in Los Angeles right now. They’ve been making fun of a Laker playa they interviewed last night who was unable to speak English. This guy likely had an IQ of about 6 and ge was so steeped in Afro Centric inner city gibberish that he could not function in a conversation about bouncing a little ball around.


29 posted on 02/13/2014 5:55:54 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: kingattax
This happens every Black History Month.

This is not a white stereotype. Walk into any Soul Food restaurant and you'll find the same items on the menu.

And guess who Popeye's Fried Chicken uses to make their ads?


30 posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:31 PM PST by colorado tanker
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***The controversial choice of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread for lunch........ sparked immediate outrage and offense***

Forget about appeasing them! You can’t win!

Forty three years ago black students protested because the school lunch menus did NOT include SOUL FOOD!

This month, black students protest because the menus contain SOUL FOOD!

Again, you can’t win! Might as well start serving lutefisk, haggis and Kimshi in February in order not to offend them.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 6:03:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: kingattax

I’d be pissed off too! Where the hell are the Moonpies?!


32 posted on 02/13/2014 6:05:46 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Michael.SF.

MAYONNAISE? gag! Mayonnaise is good on egg sandwiches, and fish.

MUSTARD! for BEEF and PORK CHOPS!


33 posted on 02/13/2014 6:08:16 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: kingattax
From The Chicago Lampoon:

Evanston To Hold "Mau Mau Whitey" Seminars

Beginning tomorrow night at the Evanston City Hall, The City of Evanston will begin hosting three city-wide events entitled “My Evanston, My Neighbors: Constructive Dialogues on Race."

Madelyn Ducre: Evanston Mau-Mau



In the Obama era, a "dialogue" on racial issues means having a phalanx of cockamamie, minority race profiteers and other lefties noisily tell a flock of masochistic, self-loathing white people how awful they are.

In the early 70s, Tom Wolfe called this "Mau-Mauing." In fact he wrote a best-selling book called "Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flack Catchers."

Back then, wealthy liberal New Yorkers would invite radical Black Panthers to their Manhattan salons for a fashionable soiree.

At the soiree, the Black Panthers would harangue the guilt-ridden New York liberals, yell at them, tell them how they were all miserable racists and then demand from them, sizable donations.

That was called "Mau-Mauing."

All in all an enjoyable evening in the weird world of American liberalism.

Now, Evanston's leftist Mayor, Elizabeth Tisdahl, has decided that Evanston liberals all should be able to enjoy a night (or 3) of being Mau-Maued on the city government's dime.

Hence these "Constructive Dialogues on Race."

The idea was actually the brain-child of one Evanston race huckster by the name of Madelyn Ducre.

This civic dynamo has been vocal on such issues as Evanston Police brutality, legalizing pot and keeping in place, the superfluous Evanston Township government.

In expounding on the joys of her new city-sponsored Mau mauing sessions, Ducre told the Daily Northwestern: "We're not going to stop hate overnight, but it's a start."

You can see, right off where this thing is going.

"Hate speech", "Hate crimes" and "Hate" in general are leftist code words for evil deeds perpetuated by the white man.

Be sure to be there in Evanston, tomorrow night, for this exciting new development in Obama-era, "racial dialogue."

If you're white, wear a hair shirt.



34 posted on 02/13/2014 6:10:42 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: colorado tanker
Yes, and guess just WHY Popeye's and Church's and Bojangles chicken franchises HAPPEN to be located in predominantly black areas?

Because the businesses HATE their customers?

Please.

The only color they care about is GREEN, as in cash.

To paraphrase Dave Chappelle: "I didn't KNOW fried chicken was racist. I just thought it was delicious.".

35 posted on 02/13/2014 6:13:46 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: kingattax

There was a time when a black man would say that his favorite fruit was watermelon, his favorite dinner was his mom’s fried chicken. And his mom always made the best corn bread. Did we snicker about is choice of food. Hell no! We wished we had his mom to cook our dinner. In fact that dinner would be one we would want!

Clarence Thomas made this comment to the Palm Beach Atlantic University students in West Palm Beach, Florida:

“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school. To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white school. Rarely did the issue of race come up,” said Thomas. “Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah.”


36 posted on 02/13/2014 6:16:17 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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37 posted on 02/13/2014 6:17:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: kingattax

In honor of the President, they could just find a dog or two ...

...problem solved.


38 posted on 02/13/2014 6:21:32 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: kingattax
Is THAT fried chicken and collards yo eatin? That's Raysiss!

Gimme some, Barry! Yo much!

39 posted on 02/13/2014 6:24:49 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: kingattax

where is the racial aspect of that?


40 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:12 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

apoogize for NOTHING....sounds like a great meal to me, if you’re somehow offended, so be it....get over it.....it’s a damn lunch!!


41 posted on 02/13/2014 6:31:37 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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42 posted on 02/13/2014 6:32:00 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

Choklit cake! :)


43 posted on 02/13/2014 6:32:10 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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I’ll bet the kids enjoyed the food! It wasn’t “Mooshelle” approved. LOL!


44 posted on 02/13/2014 6:33:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: kingattax

Never let a good intention go unpunished. Resistance is futile.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 6:47:28 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: kingattax
Were any blacks outraged or where there only liberal whites "outraged" on their behalf?
If the latter, then the "outrage" doesn't count.

46 posted on 02/13/2014 6:47:36 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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47 posted on 02/13/2014 6:52:38 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

At least they didn’t serve Brazil nuts with that menu.


48 posted on 02/13/2014 6:56:45 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: RginTN
As a black person I can say this meal isn’t racially insensitive. On the fourth of July we always have watermelon, chicken etc. its good soul food.

I agree...Black people love chicken, corn bread and watermelon just as I and everyone else I know...

To me, that's like saying black men like nice cars and good looking women...

49 posted on 02/13/2014 7:06:43 PM PST by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: kingattax

Better shut down KFC. We will also refrain from eating greens with bacon grease.


50 posted on 02/13/2014 7:13:41 PM PST by JimSEA
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