Was Black History Month School Lunch Menu Racist or Just Stupid?

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There’s a school lunch menu controversy brewing at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord, California. The Christian school recently announced a special school lunch menu as part of their celebration of Black History Month. Items on the menu included fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon.

Parents and students alike were outraged at the choices. Were the school decision-makers being racist with their selections, or just plain ignorant?

After parents and students responded to the menu, school officials held an assembly to discuss the issue and also sent an apology letter out to parents.

What do you EveryJoe readers think? Did the inclusion of watermelon, cornbread and fried chicken cross the line? Let us know in the comment section below!

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  • J. Brodnax

    Maybe they should have asked first? Christians were the main slave masters, were they not? They justified African slavery by cherry picking and/or distorting the Bible…so this is par for the course for unenlightened Christians, methinks.

  • Jeanne Croteau

    Wow… I don’t really have any other words. It would be hard for them to argue that this was unintentional…

  • R. Russell

    WTF is racist about it? I love that kind of food and I’m white. Are the Obama’s gonna outlaw these things next?

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  • nonameusa

    I wonder if they ate the food they’re whining about? Black cuisine is so unhealthy – it appears to go straight to your hips and rear end. I’d rather have them complaining about food than stealing my iPhone. A black served me a slice of apple pie once. I think that is so racist.

    • sycamore

      Stealing your iphone? lmao, honey go take SEVERAL seats. Black cuisine is so unhealthy? I forgot. It’s not like white people dine in pizza, pasta, ice cream, and other completely unhealthy options. A white person talked to me and I wanted to punch them in the face. At least they weren’t bombing schools, right?

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