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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    I believe here in the South, BBQ transcends all racial boundaries. Everyone down here loves BBQ.
    In the South, fried chicken and watermelon transcend race as well.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    In the South, fried chicken and watermelon transcend race as well.
    Greetings, apdst.

    I had fried chicken for dinner last night. After reading your post, I am very relieved to know I'm not a racist!

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, apdst.

    I had fried chicken for dinner last night. After reading your post, I am very relieved to know I'm not a racist!
    But your skin color might have changed. Go check!

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    But your skin color might have changed. Go check!
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    Greetings, year2late.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu[W:250]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Very very interesting. I don't remember Barak or Michelle being to upset when the liberal elite Washington, D.C., school where the President's daughters are students were served Japanese food for lunch in celebration of Pearl Harbor Day.

    Obama Daughters' School Features Japanese-Inspired Lunch Menu on Pearl Harbor Day

    Obama Daughters' School Features Japanese-Inspired Lunch Menu on Pearl Harbor Day | Fox News
    I don't remember the Obamas having anything to say about this either. You're just trying to make this about Obama when it isn't.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Because we as a society are a branch and offshoot of European culture ... Also, the European academic tradition is probably more expansive and self-critical than any other perspective out there. Most others, if not all, fully indulge in a self-centric narrative
    So every other culture has a self-centric narrative. Except for the Eurpoean culture, which is justifiably Euro-centric.

    Do you even read what you post?


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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    George Washington carver: the token black of american history classes. In any other context, I doubt you would here much about the guy in a general history class.

    Personally,I always thought the independence struggle and political development of Haiti and Liberia; greater focus on Frederick Douglas; covering Ralph Ellison, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey or the the Emmett Till case would all be better contributions to one's education on black america than the peanut guy
    Yes, but if you MUST have a meal themed around black history (which, again, WTF?), those guys had a much smaller impact on food.


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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So every other culture has a self-centric narrative. Except for the Eurpoean culture, which is justifiably Euro-centric.

    Do you even read what you post?
    Yes, but you seem to lack the ability to understand basic words like "fully" and "self-critical". For example, I can acknowledge and challenge my euro-centric perspective, but I can not escape it. If I was to *fully* indulge in it though, I would see no value in acknowledging the subjective nature of my view point, and never open it up to challenges from alternative analysis and viewpoints.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    They should have a Holocaust Remembrance Day where kids are made to eat cockroaches and worms. Oh Rosh Hashanah, students should be fed matzo ball soup with googly eyes on it to symbolize the children it's made out of. On Native American day, we should eat stuffed turkey and pumpkin pie to reminisce on that one time Europeans people were nice to the Native Americans. Then, on St. Patrick's, black people should show to Irish homes with bags of freshly made potato salad. On 5 de Mayo, Mexican kids should be asked to prepare a nice plate of tacos made with crepes and fois gras. On Canada Day, a beaver should be chased through the streets of New York and beaten to a pulp, then seasoned with maple syrup and free healthcare.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu[W:250]

    In the Lifetime movie "Road to Christmas", photographer Claire (Jennifer Grey) is talking with her beautiful black model friend N'naa (Ingrid Hart). The gist of the conversation is that N'naa comments on Claire's Italian fiancé. Claire's comment was something to the effect of "Saying that Italian men are womanizers is like me saying that because you are black you must like watermelon." N'naa's response was: "I DO like watermelon. It's one of the few things I can eat."

    That, in my opinion, is the importance that should be put on this whole ridiculous political correctness nonsense. By looking for racist connotations in everything or demanding that they have to exist in something as innocuous (and good) as fried chicken and watermelon is straining at gnats to keep racism alive and well and at the forefront of everything.
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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