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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
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    It's only offensive if you're seeking to be offended. Unfortunately, we've literally trained black youth to be offended and insulted by everything. Sadly, it's a much bigger part of the curriculum in black schools than actual education.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's only offensive if you're seeking to be offended. Unfortunately, we've literally trained black youth to be offended and insulted by everything. Sadly, it's a much bigger part of the curriculum in black schools than actual education.
    That really isn't a response to anything I said.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't necessarily think it's a racist thing serving fried chicken. I think it's stupid that someone thought this would fly. Did we need to have a black history themed lunch? Could have made it peanut butter sandwiches to celebrate George Washington Carver if you REALLY needed to do that.

    We should have Canadian heritage day. We can all say "EH," eat Tim Hortons, and talk about the Habs. "Oh that Patrick Roy, eh? Give me Terry Sawchuk, now there was a goalie."
    I'm offended and hurt, you dirty racist, that you would immediately associate me with Tim Horton's cuisine - oh, the inhumanity of it all - next you'll probably trot out the poutine slur.

    Have you no shame??

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't necessarily think it's a racist thing serving fried chicken. I think it's stupid that someone thought this would fly. Did we need to have a black history themed lunch? Could have made it peanut butter sandwiches to celebrate George Washington Carver if you REALLY needed to do that.

    We should have Canadian heritage day. We can all say "EH," eat Tim Hortons, and talk about the Habs. "Oh that Patrick Roy, eh? Give me Terry Sawchuk, now there was a goalie."
    With all the peanut allergies PB&Js are off the table in schools these days.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    With all the peanut allergies PB&Js are off the table in schools these days.
    Are you joking or is that really a thing?

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Eventually it does get back to Eurocentric. We had a whole chapter and unit about English and Scottish history and who Jethro Tull was (actual guy, not the band). Not that I remember or gave a **** about it then. The history of our dominant culture being an offshoot of European culture...

    Example: Who discovered America? You usually hear either Christopher Columbus or the Vikings. But not the people who were already living there, which if it's true that they came over from Asia, wouldn't you think that's a "discovery?"

    While the history of white folks here is important, we tend to pretend that it's all there was. History is written by the winners, but we sure know a lot about who lost WWI, right?

    We could just followup every lesson about George Washington with watching "Ask a Slave" on youtube.


    Well, History is certainly full of those who chose to determine how it should be viewed.

    For example, European history writes about Christopher Columbus and America, because from their perspective, he did discover America. Of couse, he also reported on the natives who were already here. The fact he did so, which eliminates any chance of being absolute sole discoverer, somehow gets drowned out by those voices who claim his historic label of Discoverer of America is racist, because it seeks to ignore the natives who were already here. As far as Europe was concerned, America didn't exist. Only in this PC era, does this fact get convoluted into a story about racism and Eurocentric bias.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That really isn't a response to anything I said.
    There really isn't anything to respond to.

    It's food. Yummy food. That a lot of black people like (and other people, too).

    This is the typical offended-for-the-sake-of-being-offended incident that pervades seemingly every news story nowdays.

    We waste so much time debating nothing and ignoring important events. It's much easier that way, I understand.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Thanks for that, and I appreciate that, but maybe people need to just get over themselves. I happen to love watermelon - I can't get enough of it in the summer and feel awful when the fall arrives and the prices skyrocket and the supply dwindles to almost nothing. I never look at a watermelon as being a symbol of racism. And I'll bet most young people wouldn't look at watermelon as a symbol of racism if self-important **** disturbers didn't insist on pointing it out and screaming racism every single time.

    Non-Americans just don't get your constant need to rip open old wounds.
    I understand where you are coming from John, but this is how I look at it. If they would have served Fried chicken and watermelon any other day on the menu, there would not be any fallout concerning it. However, they chose black history to serve that combination which i do not understand because there are so many safer black cuisines to chose from.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Well, History is certainly full of those who chose to determine how it should be viewed.

    For example, European history writes about Christopher Columbus and America, because from their perspective, he did discover America. Of couse, he also reported on the natives who were already here. The fact he did so, which eliminates any chance of being absolute sole discoverer, somehow gets drowned out by those voices who claim his historic label of Discoverer of America is racist, because it seeks to ignore the natives who were already here. As far as Europe was concerned, America didn't exist. Only in this PC era, does this fact get convoluted into a story about racism and Eurocentric bias.
    Think about this last sentence for just a minute. You start with "As far as Europe was concerned" which is pretty Eurocentric, don't you think? Telling history "as far as Europe was concerned" is the definition of Eurocentric! Why does history revolve around "as far as Europe was concerned?"


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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    There really isn't anything to respond to.

    It's food. Yummy food. That a lot of black people like (and other people, too).

    This is the typical offended-for-the-sake-of-being-offended incident that pervades seemingly every news story nowdays.

    We waste so much time debating nothing and ignoring important events. It's much easier that way, I understand.
    Erod, do you think the debate here is about whether fried chicken is yummy? Or do you think it might...just might...be about something else, even if you don't necessarily understand it?

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