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Racist school lunch: Black History Month 'celebration' causes outrage

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A racist school lunch has caused uproar around the globe. To "celebrate" Black History Month, a school in Calif. decided to serve a "black history lunch menu" complete with fried chicken and watermelon. While some students saw the menu as a way to "honor" black people, it was very offensive to other students, their parents, and now people around the country who are learning about it, according to MSN on Feb. 6.

"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," reports MSN.

The racist school lunch was created by a group of students at the private school who may or may not have realized that their food choices were part of a racial stereotype and not a way to remember the black men and women who did wonderful things for this country.

It's unclear whether or not the students involved found the menu "funny" or if they made an "honest" mistake -- but then if it wasn't intentionally racist, you have to wonder what people teach their kids and why these kids thought it would be okay to serve fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon.

The racist school lunch was promptly removed from the school's menu and Principal Nancy Libby has said that the school does not support racial stereotypes and that they will hold a "diversity assembly" soon (presumably to better educate their students).

© Effie Orfanides 2014



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