Thursday, March 20, 2014


Must not mention black food preferences

Park Tudor High School apologized earlier today, Thursday, Feb. 27, over a school lunch menu that was viewed as reinforcing negative stereotypes in African-American culture.

The "soul food bar" menu, as reported on the school's official website, was to serve fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and collard greens during lunch hours on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and was touted as way for students of the mostly white private school to "Celebrate Black History Month".

However, as soon as users of social media saw the website, the tweets poured in about the racially intolerant menu. With many users seeing the menu mishap as an example of a more global issue in private schools: the lack of diversity and diversity education.

While the outraged tweets were mostly directed at the students and administrators of Park Tudor, school officials noted that the food service contractors that serve Park Tudor created the menu; not the students.

Still, school spokeswoman, Cathy Chapelle, called the menu "misguided" and sought to use the incident as a learning experience for the students:

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what's the point and purpose of a "Black History Month" if it is not inevitably promoting stereotypes or at least a form of racial pride, which could therefore be called racist. Better to call it 'African-American Culture Month', but then on another month there should be a 'European Culture Month' and an 'Asian Culture Month', etc.

Anonymous said...

The "learning experience" should be Leftists are intolerant of just about everything normal people do and think.

Anonymous said...

Are not those all items that would be considered Soul Food? It sounds good to me. I wish my cafeteria served that kind of food when I was in school! Does that make me a fake white person that I like that kind of food? I'm so confused by the PC rules these days.

Stefan v said...

Hey, they forgot watermelon and skittles. This is a travesty.

Anonymous said...

Do the canteen servers dress in black face?

Anonymous said...

Fried Chicken is really field hand food. Slaves if you prefer. Chickens don't require a lot of upkeep and reproduce quite numerously. You can even use old laying hens. You would fry chicken for the evening meal and the leftovers would keep to be eaten cold the next day for lunch in the fields.

Anonymous said...

sounds like bossy people want to tell others how to serve food

Anonymous said...

Interesting that collard green and mashed potatoes (mixed with other items) are traditional Kenyan staples. Roast chicken is also one, aka choma. A little bit of research and it would've been a non-issue.