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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Actually fifth generation Black Americans look pretty silly in African garb too.
    To be honest, Africans don't consider us African Americans. They just call us just Americans.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I guess the poster, that ties cuisine with looking like a savage and other imagery might have something to do with it.
    Don't get me wrong. I honestly believe whoever it was that try to put this together were trying to do this with a good heart. My thinking is if they don't know the history of the culture, you might want to consult someone of that culture for some advice.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They could make up for this public relations disaster by simply following it up with White History Lunch, in which white people appropriate ethnic food and make it really, really bland.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    They could make up for this public relations disaster by simply following it up with White History Lunch, in which white people appropriate ethnic food and make it really, really bland.
    French Fries. They're French, right?


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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 Cardinal View Post
    They could make up for this public relations disaster by simply following it up with White History Lunch, in which white people appropriate ethnic food and make it really, really bland.
    Hamburgers and fries?

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    are you saying fried chicken isn't considered soul food?
    Nope it's origins is southern comfort food along with bisquits, cornbread, etc


    Soul food origins came from the left over scraps that slave masters didn't want and gave to slaves. I'm willing to bet the southern slave owners loved some fried chicken

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Hamburgers and fries?
    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    French Fries. They're French, right?
    "in which white people appropriate ethnic food", which is to say, non-caucasian/European.

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That's not racist, they're criticizing Obama's policies....

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It's a tough job, but we're glad to provide the mental pictures...
    she said dryly! :

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    Re: Calif. school apologizes for black history lunch menu

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Don't get me wrong. I honestly believe whoever it was that try to put this together were trying to do this with a good heart. My thinking is if they don't know the history of the culture, you might want to consult someone of that culture for some advice.
    They way they made the President look is what needs to be condemned, not fried chicken and water melon. When we get upset over actuate and tasty cultural cuisine being spotlighted, the people who create offensive imagery succeeded in making us ashamed of good things in our culture.

    So feel free celebrate BHM by trying some black cultural (southern) cuisine; watch an MLK speech on youtube; watch some of the good historical documentaries on TV; rent the Red Tails, 12 Years a Slave or The Butler DVD and take you family to visit a black church one Sunday this month.
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