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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Catfish, collard greens and grits. Don't forget the sweet potatoe pie and Koolade.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    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.
    Why would a hispanic be ofended if nachos are called mexican food?

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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!

    It wasn't even a joke. They were simply celebrating African American culture by featuring Black cultural cuisine during Black History Month.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

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    You miss all the joys of wearing a fur coat while cleaning the house! .. :


    I was talking to a good friend in Philly the other day. He said he and wife have been avoiding going to the store because of the bad weather and ice. So they've been working their way through the pantry, discovering old cans of this and that had worked their way to the dark depths of the cupboards. Apparently canned fish, and old stale oyster crackers don't work well together...

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Sergio Garcia, with his quip at Tiger Woods, a cheap shot a while back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's got to be the funniest thing I've read in quite some time. Watermelon, corn bread, and fried chicken to celebrate black history! I wonder what nimrod thought that would be a good idea?
    If I pull off the skin, that's a great meal for me.
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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I see. So to avoid offending any hyper sensitivities, every item on your list must be avoided/banned. No reason to risk stereotyping.
    Chicken and a slice of watermelon isn't racist in and of itself. But when people talk about black people loving chicken and watermelon, they're talking about a lot more than food. They're talking about a stereotype with a lot of racist history. History still embraced by some of the worst people on the internet.

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    History is important. Any Black History Month celebration that ignores the experiences and portrayals of black people in this country is shallow at best.


    If you want to acknowledge black history this month, learn it.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If a white person wears "African garb" they usually look like a ridiculous douchebag. The blowback for that is deserved.

    Don't let that stop your persecution complex.
    Actually fifth generation Black Americans look pretty silly in African garb too.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why would a hispanic be ofended if nachos are called mexican food?
    Because it is not. Try to go to mexico and go to a real mexican food restaurant and order nachos

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    Damn!

    I guess that means there will be no "fabulous window treatment day" for gay appreciation week, either.
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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"?
    Black people (including myself) want non-blacks to join in the celebrating of MLK Day and BHM and when they do they get labeled racially insensitive. That's just wrong. I'll tell you what it is. Black people are often ashamed of our culture. I can understand being humiliated by be associated with gangster rap, bad grammar so-called Ebonics and dressing like a thug. We should be honored by non-blacks wanting to enjoy black cultural cuisine, Jazz, Gospel music, etc. in celebration of BHM.
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