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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

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    Well, I can't possibly see how wingless dried termites on the menu would cause concern for anyone. It's documented, and culturally acurate...
    Uh huh. Thanks, but I'll pass. Ewww!

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So what could the cafeteria serve that wouldn't offend anyone, yet recognize the spirit of the "event"?
    Why is the cafeteria recognizing the "spirit of the event" anyway? Yeah, it's stupid, that's the point. Who says "We should honor black heritage, what should we put on the menu?" And even if you do that, nobody saw "fried chicken and watermelon" and thought maybe it wasn't such a great idea?


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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Haha, I'm not sure how people fall into these little predicaments.

    It goes against every grain of common sense.



    Obviously spaghetti.

    On a serious note, not aligning the food with the festivities would have been a better idea.



    Southern food is fantastic, don't hate.

    Not aligning the food? Well, in this day and age, I guess that would be the case. Can't risk offending the offensive.

    Perhaps the central committee could determine an approved generic food menu that eliminates any regional/ethic basis from nutritional offerings. That menu could become the legal standard for all public/private school food offerings, and eliminate any controversy.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So what could the cafeteria serve that wouldn't offend anyone, yet recognize the spirit of the "event"?
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Not aligning the food? Well, in this day and age, I guess that would be the case. Can't risk offending the offensive.

    Perhaps the central committee could determine an approved generic food menu that eliminates any regional/ethic basis from nutritional offerings. That menu could become the legal standard for all public/private school food offerings, and eliminate any controversy.
    It's Black History month and the school is celebrating this time. The first thing on the list is to not offend black people, it's not up for debate, it's common sense. Choose to be difficult about this if you want. The reality of the matter is quite simple.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So what could the cafeteria serve that wouldn't offend anyone, yet recognize the spirit of the "event"?
    You have to understand. The reason it is offensive is because the food they have suggested came from a stereotype. When celebrating black history month, you have to take into consideration multi-regional cuisines


    African
    Carribean
    southern
    etc


    Even with American, those food listed is not primary soul food

    Here is a basic list

    Oven baked chicken
    mac and cheese
    smothered pork chops
    greens
    black eye peas
    butter beans
    Salmon Croquettes
    Fried Cabbage
    Fried Corn
    Short Ribs
    pecan pie
    sock-it-to-me cake
    7 up cake
    pecan pie
    black berry cobbler
    neck bones
    ham hocks

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Uh huh. Thanks, but I'll pass. Ewww!

    Greetings, ocen515.
    Hi Polgara

    Ok. Be that way.

    Been thinking about you folks stuck in the ice box this winter. In your honor, I wore a light sweater today.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's okay to joke about Germans and sauerkraut, but if we mention black cultural foods which happens to be true.....bad stuff. Are we going to argue that this isn't part of black culture in the US? What's wrong with those foods anyway? I grew up in Virginia, and like them all. I have a deep German heritage, and I like sauerkraut. People go to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and get sauerkraut on the German part of the park................have we seen Germans riot over it? No, not since the park opened.

    The offended people need STFU!
    sauerkraut origin is German

    Fried Chicken and watermelon origin is not Black America

    It is just like hispanics being offended when Americans call nachos mexican food.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is just southerners crappy idea of food.
    Anyone who thinks souther food is crappy obviously doesn't have taste buds...or is lying to themselves because they are just bitter against the south.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why is the cafeteria recognizing the "spirit of the event" anyway? Yeah, it's stupid, that's the point. Who says "We should honor black heritage, what should we put on the menu?" And even if you do that, nobody saw "fried chicken and watermelon" and thought maybe it wasn't such a great idea?
    Unfortunately you are correct. One of the foul results of PC run amok.

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