Finally, students get a menu that actually gets the salivary glands interested, and school officials have to apologize for it. Frankly, I don’t think fried chicken needs apology. The Black Student Union at a boys school wanted to celebrate Black History Month. A nearby Catholic girl’s school was involved in the menu planning, and “southern” cooking is apparently just flat-out wrong and disgusting in Northern California, as is most everything about the South, to most Liberals.
“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.” Source
I’m willing to bet that Martin Luther King, along with a majority of Americans and black celebrities, love fried chicken and watermelon. Is there any American of any color that didn’t enjoy fried chicken at some time? Because blacks in the south also like[d] it, (forced upon them, huh? – it’s still fried chicken!) we’ve made a mockery of a simple, delicious food, which is now “racially insensitive,” yet still beloved and enjoyed all across the United States. Fried chicken is eaten every day, by all ethnicities. Many in the world would give up their daily staple often, to have a plate of hot fried chicken laid before them. Many of us would eat watermelon everyday if it were available.
Other than the school saying they are “saddened and distressed,” they posted the following on their Facebook page:
Dear Parents, Students and Carondelet Community,
Carondelet High School has garnered significant media coverage this week regarding a campus announcement about the School’s celebration of Black History Month. Unfortunately, that announcement described a menu that was racially insensitive, and students, parents, community members, and media outlets are concerned about this insensitivity. We are, too. We would like to share with you the statement we are posting on our website, Facebook and have given to the media today.
Stereotyping fried chicken and blacks is a conscious abuse of both. Stop it! We need a ‘Stand Up for Fried Chicken Day’ across the U.S.
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