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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.
    Probably, but there would have been something better...


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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.
    Exactly. Those native Americans certainly didn't discover that there was a Europe. Nor did the natives save Columbus the trouble with a convenient e-mail or text.

    Now, I think the Vikings, and possible several other groups made trips here, but from a modern European perspective, Columbus was the guy that found it.

    But no, we have to find a vein of racism in everthing.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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??

    Not as far as Canadians are concerned.

    Actually, I love Canada. Especially the titty bars in Ft. Erie.


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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.
    It's so weird. I don't remember a single kid in the 70s or 80s at school that had a deadly reaction, or any reaction, to peanuts. Now, you take a peanut into a school, and they treat you like a terrorist.

    Where did this come from?

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    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.
    I would agree with you if the cafeteria staff were dressed up as slaves or in blackface, in effect bringing to the forefront a painful part of black history - but simply putting favourite food items on the menu, that seems harmless to me - but as I've said, I'm not American so I don't carry around this baggage the way some others might and apparently do.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Exactly. Those native Americans certainly didn't discover that there was a Europe. Nor did the natives save Columbus the trouble with a convenient e-mail or text.

    Now, I think the Vikings, and possible several other groups made trips here, but from a modern European perspective, Columbus was the guy that found it.

    But no, we have to find a vein of racism in everthing.
    OK, then who discovered Europe? It's not like it wasn't there.


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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    OK, then who discovered Europe? It's not like it wasn't there.
    Nobody. Because back then it was just called land

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Nobody. Because back then it was just called land
    Same thing with this side of the world from the point of view of the natives.


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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    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?"
    Stop for a minute and think about the story of Christopher Columbus. Indians didn't write his history, Europe did. They wrote it at the time it occured. As such, the discovery was from Europe's perspective. That's not Eurocentric, that's just fact.

    Columbus reported on the native populations he discovered there. No account of Christopher Columbus suggests America was void of any humans. If someone tells you they discovered this cool new park, do you tell them "no you didn't, somebody else discovered it long before you"?

    Just because history reported Columbus discovered America doesn't mean Indians were meaningless, and didn't exist, as the hand wringers would want people to believe. It simply means from what Europe knew about lands outside their region, he did discover America.

    The rest is a continuation of the PC agenda run amok.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    OK, then who discovered Europe? It's not like it wasn't there.
    If you're a native American, it was Pocahontas.

    It's all relative. That's my point.

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