Race-baiting has become a blood sport for leftists seeking imaginary victimhood.
The superintendent of the Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, New Jersey, has apologized after someone complained that a lunch menu had offered fried chicken to celebrate Black History Month.
The menu also served other soul food staples such as corn bread and macaroni and cheese. It’s unclear who complained.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 21, 2017
Superintendent Thomas A. Smith apologized in a memo, saying the school did not intend to reinforce racial stereotypes, NJ.com reported.
“The decision to include these items without any context or explanation reinforces racial stereotypes and is not consistent with our district mission and efforts to improve cultural competency among our students and staff,” Smith wrote.
Smith said he had coordinated the menu with the school district’s food service vendor, Pomptonian, to offer a special selection of “soul food” to honor Black History Month. Pomptonian also apologized, even though they, too, said they did not mean to offend anyone
“The suggestion was to do something to celebrate soul food,” said Pomptonian vice president Cathy Penna. “Pomptonian deeply regrets that, out of context, this menu may have been perceived by individuals as insensitive or in poor taste.”
It’s puzzling why the school apologized for being racially insensitive when a random sampling of “soul food” menus in restaurants owned by African-Americans ALL feature fried chicken and the other items listed on Hopewell Valley High School’s “racist” menu (see right).
If fried chicken can’t be served to celebrate Black History Month, maybe we shouldn’t eat Chinese food to celebrate Chinese New Year or Mexican food to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Besides, people of all races love fried chicken. Are they all racist too?
Meanwhile, Twitter was confused by the “fried-chicken-is-racist” brouhaha.
@BoSnerdley The left has successfully politicized fried chicken. Everyone eats fried chicken. Everybody.
— Samuel Khan ?? (@SamuelKhan) February 22, 2017
@Breaking911 What's next? ….. Mexicans can't celebrate with Mexican food
— realMe (@nelgefe) February 22, 2017
@Breaking911 everyone likes fried chicken including the prez. Nothing to apologize for.
— Equality 7-2521 (@kyledad27) February 21, 2017
@BIZPACReview Political Correctness gone wild. Fried Chicken is food – black people and white people both like food last I checked.
— Cy Stanton (@CyStanton) February 23, 2017
@Breaking911 fried chicken is now Racist.
— JohnnyZ (@RealJohnnyZ) February 22, 2017
— ??Craig Derr?? (@Horror1973) February 22, 2017
@Breaking911 next thing we know, a Soul Food restaurant will need to stop serving Soul Food. because racism
— Veritas | Aequitas (@Habs_fan_AZ) February 21, 2017
— RichNYC??⚙️ (@RR13NYC) February 22, 2017
@BIZPACReview Seriously? Have we really gotten this thin skinned? Obama's era of PC and his environment of hurt feelings has to stop.
— Mike Moses (@Mike_T_Moses) February 23, 2017
One man said he’s planning to launch his own protest.
— Joe Thomas (@bazookajoet) February 21, 2017
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