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2014-02-06 04:41:06 PM  
Racist?  Probably.  Delicious?  Definitely!

/well, if my grandma made it, not my school
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-06 04:42:16 PM  
I'd make the lunch rice and beans. Then I'd be fired for violating USDA nutrition rules.
 
2014-02-06 04:50:41 PM  
Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.
 
2014-02-06 04:50:50 PM  
It figures a Libby would want to hold a diversity assembly.

But yeah, Fried Chicken, Corn Bread and Watermelon is a pretty much a racist menu for black history month.

Just fine for a church picnic, though.  Or just a regular southern-style meal.
 
2014-02-06 04:56:54 PM  
What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?
 
2014-02-06 05:00:33 PM  
Ohh c'mon, I mean it's not like they tried to serve fried chicken and wate-

But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended.

Well, shiat.

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2014-02-06 05:03:26 PM  
Ha, I went to the public school around the corner from here.  It's been awhile since I graduated, but the percentage of black students at this school is probably very low.

Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.
 
2014-02-06 05:03:38 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Ohh c'mon, I mean it's not like they tried to serve fried chicken and wate-

But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended.

Well, shiat.

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Oh my god. I'm so glad the coworker that sits next to me left before pulling up this thread because I can't stop laughing at that GIF.
 
2014-02-06 05:05:24 PM  
Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?
 
2014-02-06 05:07:04 PM  
Everyone loves fried chicken. Especially blacks.
 
2014-02-06 05:16:55 PM  
Watermelon and fried chicken?

*clicks link*

Oh for F*CK'S sake.
 
2014-02-06 05:17:18 PM  
Well, doing a peanut festival in honor of George Washington Carver is probably out of the question these days, what with hypersensitivity on allergy issues.
 
2014-02-06 05:26:26 PM  

nekom: Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?


This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from

It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.
 
2014-02-06 05:40:08 PM  

Etchy333: It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.


Nope.  A hamburger.

/at least around these parts
 
2014-02-06 05:53:58 PM  

Radak: Racist?  Probably.  Delicious?  Definitely!

/well, if my grandma made it, not my school


Sometimes in the Air Force, we'd get certain Southern dishes during Black History Month at the chow hall.

Was it racist or trying to remind all of slavery in America, like the Passover meal? Hog jowls ain't prime pork meat, IMHO.
 
2014-02-06 05:54:33 PM  

nekom: Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?


Oh look. It's that post.
 
2014-02-06 06:00:08 PM  
No wonder they are outraged.  You ever eat Watermelon in February?  It's awful
 
2014-02-06 06:09:50 PM  
Etchy333:
This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from

It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.


That was an interesting read.  Sure context is important.  I would think it would be much more offensive though if they had used things like pig's feet and chitterlings, because that was what many slaves ate because their masters wouldn't, rather than a food common to all ethnic groups in the modern USA.
 
2014-02-06 06:19:36 PM  
NO. FARKING. WAY.
 
2014-02-06 06:21:25 PM  
No colored greens?
 
2014-02-06 06:21:32 PM  
What no heroin? I was told that heroin was the perfect after dinner dessert to go with fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon.
 
2014-02-06 06:21:34 PM  
parents became offended.

I'm putting forward a World Resolution. Anytime this sentence describes a situation the situation is summarily ignored.
 
2014-02-06 06:21:48 PM  
Black eyed peas....and the General's own HOT Sauce!

media.screened.com
 
2014-02-06 06:21:52 PM  

Etchy333: It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.


Damn those Europeans for being so smart. And devious.
 
2014-02-06 06:22:07 PM  

poonesfarm: What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?


And a menthol cig afterwards.
 
2014-02-06 06:23:26 PM  
What, no collard greens? Definitely not racist.

My high school always had the most delicious corn bread. God I could eat a pan of that stuff right now, soaked in milk...

/Strangest boner, etc
 
2014-02-06 06:23:26 PM  
I wish we were elevated enough that these items would no longer hold an issue when combined (because they're farking delicious). But then, some people still complain that there's a black president in the US, so racism is still an issue that should be treated with care.
 
2014-02-06 06:24:47 PM  
You know they probably should have just shown the classic Kung Fu movie The Last Dragon.
 
2014-02-06 06:24:55 PM  
OK, the old guy sitting next to me just got his order of broasted chicken.

/smells amazing
//why yes, we usually do eat our dinners sitting at the bar
 
2014-02-06 06:26:03 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Black eyed peas....and the General's own HOT Sauce!


No, damnit. The only hot sauce that should EVER be used in any application is Tabasco.
 
2014-02-06 06:26:57 PM  
And here I thought I loved fried chicken because it was delicious. Turns out I'm genetically predisposed to it!
 
2014-02-06 06:27:17 PM  
As a patient at the the va in menlo park. It's what we had. No one complained. I even had grits for the first time.
 
2014-02-06 06:27:21 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Everyone loves fried chicken. Especially blacks.


and watermelon and cornbread.

weknowmemes.com
 
2014-02-06 06:27:39 PM  
Don't change the menu, just take the "Black History Month" label off it.
 
2014-02-06 06:28:54 PM  

Etchy333: Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


That is a good question.  Maybe slow cooked ribs and catfish with a veggie side other than collard greens?

Probably it's best not to try anything.
 
2014-02-06 06:29:18 PM  
It sounds like a good lunch to me.

/part black and contributing to the stereotype
//fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon is delicious
///they forgot the greens
 
2014-02-06 06:29:46 PM  
Same thing happened in Denver a few years ago.

Count me in the "I'm white and love fried chicken" crowd.

Blacks should be PROUD of what they did for fried chicken. Until slaves added spices to make it taste good there was just crappy floured fried chicken. That's not racism, that's fact. If it weren't for slaves we'd be missing a signature Southern American food.
 
2014-02-06 06:30:04 PM  

maram500: Pointy Tail of Satan: Black eyed peas....and the General's own HOT Sauce!

No, damnit. The only hot sauce that should EVER be used in any application is Tabasco.


You, sir, need to expand your horizons.

There are many, many good options beyond vinegar, red pepper, and salt.
 
2014-02-06 06:30:19 PM  

poonesfarm: What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?


They gave them the option of Purple Drank or Colt .45
 
2014-02-06 06:30:43 PM  
FTFA:  Principal Nancy Libby wrote that the items were taken off of the menu and that the school doesn't perpetrate racial stereotypes

In the country where I went to school, principals were also teaching a subject or two. Hopefully this one is not teaching English.
/Could've been idiot reporter
 
2014-02-06 06:31:54 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: poonesfarm: What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?

They gave them the option of Purple Drank or Colt .45


s2.quickmeme.com

/Ingredients: Sugar, water, purple
 
2014-02-06 06:32:16 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Everyone loves fried chicken. Especially blacks.


There was a strangely racial aspect to food in Tyler, Tx. The KFC was run by white trash, the Wendy's by blacks, the Chinese place by jews, and the japanese steakhouse / sushi was run by Koreans.

Of course, if you wanted good fried chicken you really just had to drive a few miles to the Williams Family fried chicken shack.

Now I have the option of the place run by highschool students with rancid oil, or food poisoning from illegals with no understanding of cross contamination.
 
2014-02-06 06:32:54 PM  

Etchy333: Ha, I went to the public school around the corner from here.  It's been awhile since I graduated, but the percentage of black students at this school is probably very low.

Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


We should all be ashamed that black people eat things.
 
2014-02-06 06:33:48 PM  
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...and a human foot.
 
2014-02-06 06:34:08 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: poonesfarm: What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?

They gave them the option of Purple Drank or Colt .45


*funnied*

/on mobile
 
2014-02-06 06:34:16 PM  
 
2014-02-06 06:34:30 PM  
Bad idea to make it part of Black History Month. Good idea for lunch, though.

/Now I want fried chicken
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-06 06:34:56 PM  
RedVentrue: We should all be ashamed that black people eat things.

Do your part for racial harmony. Stop black people from eating. You could be helping to create a final solution to racial tensions in America.
 
2014-02-06 06:36:43 PM  
Every farking year.
 
2014-02-06 06:36:44 PM  
Jeebus, I'm so sick of racism, it's just everywhere!

cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2014-02-06 06:37:15 PM  
I happen to love fried chicken, watermelon, and cornbread. But yeah, this was pretty damn stupid.
 
2014-02-06 06:37:59 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

I think that is tad racist ....
 
2014-02-06 06:38:24 PM  
First thing that came to mind. "But fried chicken tastes good. Watermelon tastes good. Cornbread tastes good."

Obscure?

www.bonappetit.com
 
2014-02-06 06:38:38 PM  

Etchy333: nekom: Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?


This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:


http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from


It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.



American sections in the foreign aisle of european supermarkets.

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2014-02-06 06:38:53 PM  

moike: [i.imgur.com image 640x360]
...and a human foot.


Donkey teeth.
 
2014-02-06 06:40:29 PM  

some_beer_drinker: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Everyone loves fried chicken. Especially blacks.

and watermelon and cornbread.

[weknowmemes.com image 500x293]


winner winner, fried chicken dinner...lmao
 
2014-02-06 06:41:33 PM  
"I'll have another helping of those ribs. What kind of meat did you say that was?"

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-06 06:42:02 PM  
Funny thing is, before I heard it was a black stereotype, I always thought of it as southern food.

/lifelong yankee
//loves fried chicken and cornbread
 
2014-02-06 06:44:54 PM  

vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.


Don't forget the mac and cheese, fried catfish and sole, hush puppies, sweet potato pie, and Sock It To Me cake.

/my former cow orkers got me hooked on soul food
 
2014-02-06 06:45:09 PM  
Strangely enough, I actually know white people who don't like fried chicken.

I'm not one of them.

/actually thinking about maybe going in the kitchen and frying up some chicken livers right now.
//and then putting hot sauce on them.
///yes, I DO have chicken livers in the fridge.
////and a deep fryer.
//the deep fryer isn't in the fridge.
 
2014-02-06 06:45:16 PM  

Cyno01: American sections in the foreign aisle of european supermarkets.


Pffft. Look at those blueberry pop tarts. Unfrosted? Go back to Germania, commies. Everyone knows pop tarts have to be glazed with a substance containing at least three Mountain Dews' worth of sugar, otherwise it doesn't give you that satisfying kick in the pancreas.

This is a mockery of the cuisine of my people, sir.
 
2014-02-06 06:45:32 PM  

Etchy333: Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


No menu. Send the kitchen staff out to get their hair done and let the kids fix their own damn lunch...
 
2014-02-06 06:46:07 PM  

AirForceVet: Sometimes in the Air Force, we'd get certain Southern dishes during Black History Month at the chow hall.


I did basic and AIT in Alabama. The cooks were all civilian Southern folks. OMFG that food was good.
 
2014-02-06 06:47:22 PM  

Miss Alexandra: Funny thing is, before I heard it was a black stereotype, I always thought of it as southern food.

/lifelong yankee
//loves fried chicken and cornbread


This, it is some damn fine fixin' for a hot-n-breezy Georgia afternoon!

/side of bbq baked beans and I'm set
 
2014-02-06 06:47:35 PM  
Last year one of the dining commons at UC Berkeley had a Duck Dynasty night. I have no idea what the menu was, but why an institution of higher learning would acknowledge and glorify such a stupid show is beyond me.
 
2014-02-06 06:48:28 PM  

Mark Ratner: First thing that came to mind. "But fried chicken tastes good. Watermelon tastes good. Cornbread tastes good."

Obscure?

[www.bonappetit.com image 640x272]


You think this is obscure?  Have you even been paying attention here?
 
2014-02-06 06:48:32 PM  
Dammit...now I want some corn bread.
 
2014-02-06 06:49:05 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2014-02-06 06:49:11 PM  

LoneVVolf: Etchy333: Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


No menu. Send the kitchen staff out to get their hair done and let the kids fix their own damn lunch...



confessionsofanobsessiverunner.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-06 06:49:19 PM  

Miss Alexandra: Funny thing is, before I heard it was a black stereotype, I always thought of it as southern food.

/lifelong yankee
//loves fried chicken and cornbread


It is southern food.
 
2014-02-06 06:49:28 PM  

Seraphym: Miss Alexandra: Funny thing is, before I heard it was a black stereotype, I always thought of it as southern food.

/lifelong yankee
//loves fried chicken and cornbread

This, it is some damn fine fixin' for a hot-n-breezy Georgia afternoon!

/side of bbq baked beans and I'm set


Ooh yeah.  And hook me up with some of that Pepsi Throwback while you're at it.

Only complaint I have about Southerners is they have the thermostat up too high.  :)

(And meanwhile there's a wind chill advisory in my area.)
 
2014-02-06 06:50:25 PM  

DarkVader: ///yes, I DO have chicken livers in the fridge.
////and a deep fryer.


You fill your deep fryer with bacon grease? You're the man.
 
2014-02-06 06:52:35 PM  
I remeber the collard greens they served at my highschool,  nothing like my grandma served when I was a kid in the rural south.

ugh.
 
2014-02-06 06:52:55 PM  

Cyno01: Etchy333: nekom: Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?


This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:


http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from


It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.


American sections in the foreign aisle of european supermarkets.

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Damn you! So hungry now,,,,,,,
 
2014-02-06 06:54:31 PM  

vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.


My family always eats collard greens and black eyed peas on New Years.
 
2014-02-06 06:54:45 PM  

OregonVet: DarkVader: ///yes, I DO have chicken livers in the fridge.
////and a deep fryer.

You fill your deep fryer with bacon grease? You're the man.


Benton's.

But there's never enough to fill it, it's mixed with peanut oil.
 
2014-02-06 06:55:27 PM  
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2014-02-06 06:55:43 PM  
How are people STILL making mistakes like this? Sure, maybe political correctness has gone too far in some cases, but this is right up there with blackface and Little Black Sambo cartoons. What jumped-up marionette of a school administrator thought this was a good idea?
 
2014-02-06 06:57:16 PM  

That Guy Jeff: parents became offended.

I'm putting forward a World Resolution. Anytime this sentence describes a situation the situation is summarily ignored.


Seconded.
 
2014-02-06 06:57:30 PM  
I think it's pretty damned funny. Blacks come in, fried chicken and watermelon goes out. You can't explain that. :P
 
2014-02-06 06:57:50 PM  
Isn't that any free school lunch?
 
2014-02-06 06:57:54 PM  

Cyno01: American sections in the foreign aisle of european supermarkets.


When i was living europe (italy), Peanut Butter was as odd to them as, say, Vegimite is to us. They simply could not imagine what it would taste like.

Another thing, Turkey, is very hard to come by. For all the wondrousness of italian cold cuts, Turkey is rare. Whole turkeys, too. We had someplace set up a special Thanksgiving for ex-pats, and they had to custom order turkeys to roast.

As a New Yorker, it was hard to live without access to bagels. I found *one* cafe that had them in a display counter, and when i asked for a dozen to go, they didnt know how to react.


In various places, Italy, Austria, etc, places would feature "American Pizza" which was pizza with toppings like corn, peas, and bits of hot dog.  I guess they figured anything that is considered an american food must be something they can put on a pizza.
 
2014-02-06 06:59:06 PM  
Seriously, without the greens this really isn't a balanced meal.
 
2014-02-06 06:59:08 PM  

slotz: Mark Ratner: First thing that came to mind. "But fried chicken tastes good. Watermelon tastes good. Cornbread tastes good."

Obscure?

[www.bonappetit.com image 640x272]

You think this is obscure?  Have you even been paying attention here?


Did I miss a pulp fiction reference? I was joking about the obscure part. Sorry to ruin your day.
 
2014-02-06 06:59:19 PM  
While I recognize the racial stereotype they should avoid, that meal sounds delicious.
 
2014-02-06 06:59:52 PM  
I guess they didn't like the cornbread either.

emerdelac.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-06 07:00:26 PM  
Now THAT'S how you troll.
 
2014-02-06 07:01:09 PM  
They have every right to be outraged.  The menu left out purple dank.
 
2014-02-06 07:02:06 PM  
The school has apologized and to make it up to the students, they're ordering in as much McDo as they and their families can eat.

I'm Loving It!

God help them if they ever decide to celebrate Chinese heritage. Seriously, they better have Italian pasta instead of chow mein (which was invented by an American). And not invite Father Ted.

Did you know that the Chinese produce and consume more milk than any other country despite the fact that the Chinese are, at 25%, the most lactose intolerant nation on Earth?

I wish people would learn to distinguish between racism and stereotypes. Racism is mean. Stereotypes are very often quite accurate but they can be mean or stupid or both, but can also be relatively innocuous--after all, we still draw Frenchmen with berets (1929-39), baguettes and Gitanes, not to mention stripey-shirts and bicycles. All of those stereotypes are out-dated and thus inaccurate. It's like drawing Americans in cowboy costumes or Indian feathers and loin cloths. Or Canadians outside of a shopping mall in February. (That's where Canadians spend Black History Month. All the black kids gather in the food court after 5:00 pm, where they make up most of the line at KFC.)

The fried chicken and watermelon stereotypes, however, were based on black people STEALING chickens and water melons from white people, which became code during the 1930s. They probably did a little bit of that in their Down South days, but then so did everybody else in the South except the rich landowners who had fields of their own--and beef cattle, pigs and fowl of all kinds.

One of my favourite British cartoon shows, Bromwell High, has an episode about tolerance day. Of the 148 or so ethnicities represented in the school, only one is not tolerated--the lone English girl. She is constantly mocked and bullied by the other kids, especially the Indian school bully. The studetts line up in the audiorium in traditional costume and tell the school their favourite things: KFC, cellphones and Text Messaging. Every single one of them. Of such is multiculturalism made. Latrina, the school bicycle, says "Tolerance is for Gays." Yes, yes it is.

And for the Love of God, learn the meaning of "begging the question" before I have to slap you upside the head.
 
2014-02-06 07:02:42 PM  
If I'd read that on  The OnionI'd have thought they overdid the joke. No one's that dumb.

Apparently, I was the dumb one for overestimating my fellow man.
 
2014-02-06 07:03:28 PM  
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2014-02-06 07:04:31 PM  

KidneyStone: Same thing happened in Denver a few years ago.

Count me in the "I'm white and love fried chicken" crowd.

Blacks should be PROUD of what they did for fried chicken. Until slaves added spices to make it taste good there was just crappy floured fried chicken. That's not racism, that's fact. If it weren't for slaves we'd be missing a signature Southern American food.


Watermelon was originally from southern Africa, so there's that, too.
 
2014-02-06 07:05:38 PM  

JerkStore: How are people STILL making mistakes like this? Sure, maybe political correctness has gone too far in some cases, but this is right up there with blackface and Little Black Sambo cartoons. What jumped-up marionette of a school administrator thought this was a good idea?


At some point the lines are going to cross.  One line being ignorant racists perpetuating stereotypes by serving ethnic dishes, and the other line being ignorant well meaning people trying to celebrate diversity by serving ethnic dishes.

We should never serve taquitos on Cinco de Mayo, and never serve Peking duck on Chinese new year, and never serve curry on Diwali because you might offend somebody.
 
2014-02-06 07:05:57 PM  
I'd be more impressed if they did a historically accurate plantation meal.
 
2014-02-06 07:06:48 PM  

Miss Alexandra: Funny thing is, before I heard it was a black stereotype, I always thought of it as southern food.


It is southern food. And it's black food. The two are not mutually exclusive.

See, in America, the overwhelming majority of blacks live in the south. To be southern is to be black. To be black is to be southern.

If you listen closely, northerners that love to talk about how much they hate the south are just using "the south" as a dog whistle for their own prejudice against blacks. To put it bluntly, if someone hates the south then they're probably a racist.

LoneVVolf: No menu. Send the kitchen staff out to get their hair done did and let the kids fix their own damn lunch...


Fixed.
 
2014-02-06 07:07:37 PM  
Ffs, wake me when they serve chicken 'n waffles.
 
2014-02-06 07:09:01 PM  

QU!RK1019: No colored greens?


It's  collard greens you racist motherf....

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-06 07:09:11 PM  
But I like fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon
 
2014-02-06 07:09:54 PM  

vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.


Now I'm hungry
 
2014-02-06 07:10:41 PM  

Seraphym: Jeebus, I'm so sick of racism, it's just everywhere!

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 300x225]


said someone who obviously isn't

i'm guessing you have no chin.
 
2014-02-06 07:15:15 PM  

JerkStore: How are people STILL making mistakes like this? Sure, maybe political correctness has gone too far in some cases, but this is right up there with blackface and Little Black Sambo cartoons. What jumped-up marionette of a school administrator thought this was a good idea?


This was my exact thought. How the hell in 2014 are people still this oblivious? It's baffling to me. If this was just one jackass with a crappy sense of humor who created this as a stupid and insensitive joke, that would be one thing, but this had to have been seen by more than one person. NOBODY raised an index finger into the air and interrupted this foolishness at any point?
 
2014-02-06 07:17:22 PM  
I need more information about the people who actually planned the menu before calling this an overtly racist act.
 
2014-02-06 07:18:36 PM  
We're in a pretty diverse, educated area, but the elementary school my son goes to decided that they would have a Mexican celebration day last year. Aside from a Messican themed lunch, they encouraged the kids to don fake mustaches... For some reason, idunno. CSB.
 
2014-02-06 07:19:10 PM  

LemSkroob: In various places, Italy, Austria, etc, places would feature "American Pizza" which was pizza with toppings like corn, peas, and bits of hot dog.  I guess they figured anything that is considered an american food must be something they can put on a pizza.


I had a pizza in Amsterdam once. The crust was like a cracker and it had whole, black UNPITTED olives on it. Good thing I eat my pizza with a knife and fork or I could have ended up chipping a tooth.
 
2014-02-06 07:20:08 PM  

wildcardjack: I'd be more impressed if they did a historically accurate plantation meal.


Now I'm not trying to say here that slaves had good eats, but basically any tripe or tough cut of meat that has to be slow cooked today can trace its origins back to slavery... and they can be pretty damn tasty. Most soul food is variations on these "make do" ingredients, and cornmeal was a staple given out to slaves along with some bacon or fatback. So while you probably shouldn't add the watermelon to that original lunch, fried chicken and cornbread in and of itself isn't too offensive.
 
2014-02-06 07:21:12 PM  
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-06 07:21:28 PM  
They could have done this cool, with just a little effort. Feature it as a historical lesson - a menu of traditional African - American cuisine, and actually do it right.
Instead, they did it as a stupid and tasteless joke, and used phoney racist stereotyped food items.
So, once again, an insensitive dumbass ruins things for everybody by being stupid.
And said stupid dumbasses apologists cry "political correctness!"
 
2014-02-06 07:22:54 PM  

nighble: We're in a pretty diverse, educated area, but the elementary school my son goes to decided that they would have a Mexican celebration day last year. Aside from a Messican themed lunch, they encouraged the kids to don fake mustaches... For some reason, idunno. CSB.


OK, now THAT is offensive.
 
2014-02-06 07:23:42 PM  
FTFA:  "Principal Nancy Libby wrote that the items were taken off of the menu and that the school doesn't perpetrate racial stereotypes. Libby also wrote the school will hold a diversity assembly."

I'm betting that their assembly will include a mock slave auction.  You know, to honor history and stuff.

/morans
 
2014-02-06 07:24:10 PM  
This is nothing a little Soul Train couldn't smooth over.
 
2014-02-06 07:24:11 PM  
www.vibevixen.com
 
2014-02-06 07:25:27 PM  

fusillade762: LemSkroob: In various places, Italy, Austria, etc, places would feature "American Pizza" which was pizza with toppings like corn, peas, and bits of hot dog.  I guess they figured anything that is considered an american food must be something they can put on a pizza.

I had a pizza in Amsterdam once. The crust was like a cracker and it had whole, black UNPITTED olives on it. Good thing I eat my pizza with a knife and fork or I could have ended up chipping a tooth.


I had pizza in Turkey. It had mutton and green olives on it.
 
2014-02-06 07:27:00 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Black eyed peas....and the General's own HOT Sauce!


I LOVE that movie.

/"it's called, um... Roots?"
 
2014-02-06 07:27:05 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Every time I come in the kitchen, you in the kitchen. In the goddamn refrigerator. Eatin' up all the food. All the fois gras... All the endive... All the capers!... All the razor clams. I wanna eat them capers!... I like Pruneaux d'Agen!
 
2014-02-06 07:27:43 PM  

vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.


And some chitlin's what?
 
2014-02-06 07:30:51 PM  

freetomato: I had pizza in Turkey. It had mutton and green olives on it.


I like when places crack an egg on it, but I can't bring myself to do that to my Papa John's.
 
2014-02-06 07:31:20 PM  
Really did no one any where along the line in the planning process not realize it was bad idea?

Nothing  wrong with the menu even in that combination but not in honor of black History month.
 
2014-02-06 07:34:05 PM  
The stereotypes are a result of rational practical decisions by blacks coping with a racist country.

If you were black and worked on the road, or in an area where most of the available food was located in whites-only establishments, you had to bring your own food.  and food like fried chicken was known not to spoil quickly through lack of refrigeration.

Maybe kids learn that kind of menu is because some people were dicks to other as opposed to being a a kind of dog-whistle of being lower class, it might actually be educational.
 
2014-02-06 07:34:16 PM  

Lorelle: nighble: We're in a pretty diverse, educated area, but the elementary school my son goes to decided that they would have a Mexican celebration day last year. Aside from a Messican themed lunch, they encouraged the kids to don fake mustaches... For some reason, idunno. CSB.

OK, now THAT is offensive.


They should have the girls don the fake mustaches on Columbus day.
 
2014-02-06 07:37:20 PM  

vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.


How are chitlins?  I've never actually had them.  I've had Chinese braised pork intestines and deep fried pork intestines, I've had menudo, but never American style chitlins.

I hate collard greens and black eyed peas.
 
2014-02-06 07:39:06 PM  
soul food ain't nothing but good country cooking regardless of the melanin content of your skin

gimme some black eyed peas with bacon and chitlins please
 
2014-02-06 07:41:20 PM  
The whole fried chicken/watermelon/okra/collard greens being "black food" is a northern stereotype. In the South white people eat that too.
 
2014-02-06 07:41:27 PM  

Etchy333: nekom: Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?

This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from

It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.



It would be like that if Europeans had enslaved Americans, then demeaned, belittled and oppressed them for decades both legally and culturally all while making caricature laden media of their American underclass eating junk food.
 
2014-02-06 07:42:42 PM  

DarkVader: vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.

How are chitlins?  I've never actually had them.  I've had Chinese braised pork intestines and deep fried pork intestines, I've had menudo, but never American style chitlins.

I hate collard greens and black eyed peas.


When I moved to Georgia I had a guy tell me to try chitlins, but make sure they weren't stump-slung (cleaned out by whacking them against a stump). I haven't felt the need to try them, stump slung or otherwise. Too many other tasty parts of the pig.

There is a place near me that has the best fried chicken (and all the accoutrements) as well as banana pudding and biscuits. An elderly black woman owns it. If I wouldn't become big as a house, I would eat there a lot more than I do. I have to wear stretchy pants when I eat there.
 
2014-02-06 07:43:20 PM  

Elegy: If you listen closely, northerners that love to talk about how much they hate the south are just using "the south" as a dog whistle for their own prejudice against blacks. To put it bluntly, if someone hates the south then they're probably a racist.


The first thing that comes to mind when I think about "the south" is gun totin' yeehaw white boys in pickup trucks.
 
2014-02-06 07:43:57 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: It would be like that if Europeans had enslaved Americans, then demeaned, belittled and oppressed them for decades both legally and culturally all while making caricature laden media of their American underclass eating junk food.


Like a Spaniard giving a Mexican a burrito?
 
2014-02-06 07:45:52 PM  

DarkVader: How are chitlins? I've never actually had them.


If you prepare and cook them right, it's similar to calamari in texture and tone, but not quite. If you prepare and cook them wrong, they taste like rank, chewy asshole. Either way you want to burn down the house afterwards from the smell they give off while boiling.
 
2014-02-06 07:49:29 PM  
One, the school should be ashamed.

Two, I really want some fried chicken now.
 
2014-02-06 07:50:08 PM  
That's OK - I was forced yesterday to explain the reason why we don't use "Rambo", "Mambo", and "Sambo" as string literals in code to someone, and that, no, you can't send out that slide deck.
 
2014-02-06 07:51:28 PM  
I still don't understand sucking on crawfish heads. I was hoping to garner some insight into this practice from the article, but alas I did not.
 
2014-02-06 07:53:03 PM  

Etchy333: nekom: Are stereotypes about liking a particular food even harmful?  Seriously, I'm whiter than sour cream and I love fried chicken and watermelon.  Is it somehow bad to be thought of as someone who would eat such things?

This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from

It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.


I actually didn't know that.  I frankly haven't understood it.  It would seem to me growing up in a rural area as a white kid that we ate chicken, watermelon, etc all the time in summer.  I always figured then that it extended to collard greens, catfish, biscuits, and all manner of southern cooking.  Frankly never understood it.  I didn't realize it had a specific root to chicken.

/not black
//not from the south
 
2014-02-06 07:56:37 PM  
Guess we better shut down that Soul Food tasting hosted by the African American Association on base.  They're clearly racist for serving such stereotypical food.
 
2014-02-06 07:57:23 PM  
Those of you who honestly don't know what the deal is with the fried chicken stereotype:  READ.
 
2014-02-06 08:01:38 PM  

Etchy333:  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.


You mean "accurate"?
 
2014-02-06 08:03:02 PM  

ramblinwreck: Guess we better shut down that Soul Food tasting hosted by the African American Association on base.  They're clearly racist for serving such stereotypical food.


This.  I went to a lunchon given by a group of African-American Marines one February.  We had fried chicken, fried catfish, fried okra, collard greens, black eyed peas, corn bread, and Kool-Aid, with watermelon for dessert.  Were they horrible racists?  Should I have refused to eat the food?
 
2014-02-06 08:07:42 PM  

JerkStore: How are people STILL making mistakes like this? Sure, maybe political correctness has gone too far in some cases, but this is right up there with blackface and Little Black Sambo cartoons. What jumped-up marionette of a school administrator thought this was a good idea?


Exactly! No more turkey on Thanksgiving!
 
2014-02-06 08:10:42 PM  

dundapig: [www.vibevixen.com image 568x330]


niiiiiiiiice. +1
 
2014-02-06 08:11:44 PM  

Richard C Stanford: My family always eats collard greens and black eyed peas on New Years.


mine, too
 
2014-02-06 08:14:51 PM  
I want four fried chickens and a coke.
And some dry white toast, please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGXU7268Z50
 
2014-02-06 08:21:17 PM  
I wonder how many black families cared enough to complain, or whether it was white people being outraged on their behalf.
 
2014-02-06 08:22:23 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: poonesfarm: What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?

And a menthol cig afterwards.


A Newport

/cost fiddy cent
 
2014-02-06 08:27:42 PM  

Poot beer: Herb Utsmelz: poonesfarm: What, no Kool-Aid or grape soda?

And a menthol cig afterwards.

A Newport

/cost fiddy cent


... and NO ICE!!!!
 
2014-02-06 08:28:19 PM  
I am similarly offended when spaghetti is served in October or potatoes in March or tacos in September. Schools should really know better by now.

It's 2014, people. Your culinary racism isn't appropriate. I don't care how tasty something is, you can't eat it during the month honoring the ethnic group you stereotype it as being associated with. It's just not ok anymore.
 
2014-02-06 08:29:48 PM  

That Guy Jeff: parents became offended.

I'm putting forward a World Resolution. Anytime this sentence describes a situation the situation is summarily ignored.


and.. Seconded.
 
2014-02-06 08:30:06 PM  
armor helix: I still don't understand sucking on crawfish heads. I was hoping to garner some insight into this practice from the article, but alas I did not.

It is no great mystery. You cook the crawfish live, like lobster. The crawfish boil ingredients work their way up into the brains during the 45 minutes or so that they cook. The crawfish brains mixed with the flavor of the rest of the ingredients is quite tasty.. So people suck the heads to titillate their tastebuds.
 
2014-02-06 08:37:32 PM  
Well here's one thing you won't like, Private Snowball: They don't serve fried chicken and watermelon on a daily basis in my mess hall.

varmitydog: armor helix: I still don't understand sucking on crawfish heads. I was hoping to garner some insight into this practice from the article, but alas I did not.

It is no great mystery. You cook the crawfish live, like lobster. The crawfish boil ingredients work their way up into the brains during the 45 minutes or so that they cook. The crawfish brains mixed with the flavor of the rest of the ingredients is quite tasty.. So people suck the heads to titillate their tastebuds.


This is all true but the 45 minutes or so part, unless "or so" means "or half that".  The heads are damned tasty, though.  Spicy...and a little sweet.  (Eeeewwww/YUM!)
 
2014-02-06 08:38:59 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: I am similarly offended when spaghetti is served in October or potatoes in March or tacos in September. Schools should really know better by now.

It's 2014, people. Your culinary racism isn't appropriate. I don't care how tasty something is, you can't eat it during the month honoring the ethnic group you stereotype it as being associated with. It's just not ok anymore.


I don't think it's so much that it was served during February as that it was explicitly identified as a "black history meal".  If it had just happened to be served one day I don't think anyone would care.

// It took me a while to work out that the fried chicken thing was offensive because it's something you typically eat with your hands and then lick your fingers, e.g. it's associated with eating crudely.  Mainly because where I grew up we fried everything and most of it you ate with a fork... the main greasy shiat you ate with your fingers were kabobs.
 
2014-02-06 08:40:51 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Ohh c'mon, I mean it's not like they tried to serve fried chicken and wate-

But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended.

Well, shiat.

[2funny4you.files.wordpress.com image 134x118]


Oblig?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0mE745qmNE
 
2014-02-06 08:41:42 PM  
Sounds good to me.

Good old southern food? Yes please.

"Black food"? Not so much.
 
2014-02-06 08:43:18 PM  
That's what I had for dinner at Luby's earlier this week.

Damn, I'm racist.
 
2014-02-06 08:43:42 PM  
Oh waahhh.....  Get the fark over it, whiny coonts...
 
2014-02-06 08:43:53 PM  

China White Tea: Elegy: If you listen closely, northerners that love to talk about how much they hate the south are just using "the south" as a dog whistle for their own prejudice against blacks. To put it bluntly, if someone hates the south then they're probably a racist.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about "the south" is gun totin' yeehaw white boys in pickup trucks.


As a white Southerner, you need to hear (read) it from one of us that WE don't like them (the gun totin' yeehaw white boys in pickup trucks) either -- we have enough dumb ass stereotypes to deal with.  Me walking around in sandals or bare feet in below freezing temps probably doesn't help us much.....

If you really want to know, most Southerners, black and white, are racist or hateful towards people from Latin cultures.  Not saying they're isn't racial tension between blacks and whites, but since there's a group that both can hate on, they do.  Oh, and we don't like jackasses from the North either, but only because ya'll are normally rude, smug, and have no idea how to courteously accept Southern Hospitality.  I guess ya'll don't say hello, good morning, hold doors open for each other, or offer assistance to those that need it.  I personally usually end up helping someone elderly almost every time I go grocery shopping and see one -- I just feel bad seeing a 90 year old lady struggle trying to get food from the shelf to the cart and have to help.  What was funny was the day before yesterday I held the door open for an older black dude and he looked shocked -- suppose that's cause I look like a stereotypical redneck, only with long hair and a beard similar to Jesus (I'm athiest, so I get plenty of lol's when I get called Jesus...now I get called Duck Dynasty....might have to shave my beard because of that retarded show).

Most of the South's truly racist people have or are dying off.  There's a few racist jerk offs around, but most are either the stereotypical meth-head rednecks or Aryan Brotherhood douches....ya don't really see or hear about the KKK that much....probably off taking a hot shower.

The New South is pretty racially tolerant and we don't like the Latinos because they're known to rip people off in the dope game, not because they're illegals or a different color -- figured I'd point that out.  A decent portion Southerners live life illegally and we don't hate on others doing what they need to do to make ends meet, unless its a Meth, Crack, Pill, or Heroine dealer....don't anybody except dope fiends like them.

Are all Northerners haters?  Or just the ones that come down South?

Oh, and have ya'll heard of Sundown Towns.  I'm sure ya have.  They have them here for both black and white people....just that the white unfriendly towns don't make the news.

Yes, its' ya'll.  "Ya" is our way of saying you, "ll" is the ass end of all.  Y'all is Yankee formatted (short for you all), Ya'll is Southern Style (short for ya all).  Honestly, I wish Southern speech style could be considered its own language or subset of English like Ebonics is.

Just do us a favor and keep up with all the stereotypes.  We have plenty of open land, clean air, good people, good food, good weather, and we'd hate it if the rest of the country figured it out and moved here....apparently California has, seems like every other person I meet is from California (including me, moved here when I was 3).
 
2014-02-06 08:46:47 PM  
So when Andrew Zimmern or Anthony Bourdain does a whole show on "soul food," celebrating black American history and sitting down with the black owners of the restaurant who discuss the recipes passed down from their great grandparents, that's totally cool.  If a school cafeteria offers soul food in honor of black history, it's racist.  Got it.
 
2014-02-06 08:48:41 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: I am similarly offended when spaghetti is served in October or potatoes in March or tacos in September. Schools should really know better by now.

It's 2014, people. Your culinary racism isn't appropriate. I don't care how tasty something is, you can't eat it during the month honoring the ethnic group you stereotype it as being associated with. It's just not ok anymore.


Being offended by tasty food is what shouldn't be ok anymore. I grew up with my mother pan-frying delicious fried chicken, we ate cornbread and watermelon all the time. Everyone I knew, black and white, did the same.
 
2014-02-06 08:49:43 PM  
I think if they had labeled it as the "Soul Food" style of cuisine instead of just sortof implied "this is the food all black people like," and served ribs, collards, and black-eyed peas, it actually would have been pretty cool.
 
2014-02-06 08:50:14 PM  
as a white southerner let me just say STFU and enjoy the fried chicken and cornbread and hope they were made by a real black grandmother. You will never eat better again.
 
2014-02-06 08:52:50 PM  
Well I work at an obscure government agency and every year there's a black history luncheon pot luck. Most everyone attends. Most of the black employees and some of other races bring a favorite dish. There is always fried chicken and corn bread, pigs feet, collored greens(sp?), chitlins, catfish, pigs feet, etc...they call it soul food and are proud of their heritage. And even a big cooler full of koolaid and another with sweet tea. I don't ever recall watermelon but I might have just missed it.
 
2014-02-06 08:54:29 PM  

supershaft: Well I work at an obscure government agency and every year there's a black history luncheon pot luck. Most everyone attends. Most of the black employees and some of other races bring a favorite dish. There is always fried chicken and corn bread, pigs feet, collored greens(sp?), chitlins, catfish, pigs feet, etc...they call it soul food and are proud of their heritage. And even a big cooler full of koolaid and another with sweet tea. I don't ever recall watermelon but I might have just missed it.


So there's two plates of pigs feet....
 
2014-02-06 08:56:21 PM  
There is NO way they'd serve chicken and watermelon.  Not only racist but a pathetic cliche.

*click*

Holy shiat.
 
2014-02-06 08:56:59 PM  
Is this the first thread about a Catholic girls' school that hasn't (d)evolved into pics?

Huh.
 
2014-02-06 08:57:36 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Those of you who honestly don't know what the deal is with the fried chicken stereotype:  READ.


they forgot to include that 'yard bird' is pretty easy to raise and are generally content getting the bugs out of your garden so you don't need lots of extra money to keep them fat and happy.
 
2014-02-06 09:00:53 PM  
That's ridiculous.  They should have gone with rib tips, macaroni and cheese and sweet potato pie.

/ Seriously - I don't understand how this is offensive.  I'm of Italian descent, and I don't get pissed when someone has "Italian Night" with spaghetti and pizza - other than when the pasta or pizza is bland and not well prepared.  Which is most of the time.
 
2014-02-06 09:05:36 PM  
Please tell me this is a spoof.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:01 PM  
And for dessert, Martin Luther Ding Dongs!
 
2014-02-06 09:09:51 PM  
csb: one of my pals at work is half black (before you get your panties in a wad, he told me that phrase exactly when we were discussing our respective parentage and ethnic backgrounds), and he provided me a recipe for the BEST farking collard greens I've ever eaten.

/seriously, the best greens ever
//grew up in TN
 
2014-02-06 09:11:50 PM  
At my high school (that was 75% black btw) the concession stand at lunch had a big ass jar of pickled pig lips. fiddy cent. I never dared touch them but some of the black kids would sit and eat those things. Man it looked gross.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-06 09:13:50 PM  
nimg.sulekha.com
 
2014-02-06 09:14:01 PM  
The amount of outrage is directly proportional to the amount of bean pies at said lunch.

drtfa and don't care
 
2014-02-06 09:14:57 PM  

sobriquet by any other name: Seraphym: Jeebus, I'm so sick of racism, it's just everywhere!

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 300x225]

said someone who obviously isn't

i'm guessing you have no chin.


I'm guessing you're a blast at parties.
 
2014-02-06 09:20:55 PM  
"fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon"

Sounds like a damn good lunch to me.
 
2014-02-06 09:21:56 PM  
16 K a year No. Cal. Catholic girl's school is culturally tone deaf?  Shocked.  Just shocked.
WRONG.  Racist Mean Girls.  They meant that shiat, but thought they were isolated enough that only "People Like Us" would know. Can't wait to get to work tomorrow and hear about PC run wild.
 
2014-02-06 09:24:54 PM  

skeevy420: Yes, its' ya'll. "Ya" is our way of saying you, "ll" is the ass end of all. Y'all is Yankee formatted (short for you all), Ya'll is Southern Style (short for ya all).


THIS IS BULLSH*T.  *clicks profile* THIS COULD LEAD TO AN EAST V.S. WEST SOUTHERN CIVIL WAR.  *hears/feels the prayers of Farkers everywhere.  in this thread, anyway.  even the ones of the atheists praying metaphorically*
 
2014-02-06 09:42:29 PM  
I'm probably the whitest person in the world and I LOVE fried chicken, watermelon, cornbread, etc. I also like red Kool-aid and macaroni & cheese.

                          4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-06 09:51:24 PM  
Racism (true racism, not the meaningless buzzword libs throw around) implies hatred toward a particular race of people. This school was trying to honor black history month with fried chicken and corn bread. Why? Because, omfg, a lot of black people (as well as white people) enjoy those foods. Get over it.
 
2014-02-06 09:52:55 PM  

ten foiled hats: skeevy420: Yes, its' ya'll. "Ya" is our way of saying you, "ll" is the ass end of all. Y'all is Yankee formatted (short for you all), Ya'll is Southern Style (short for ya all).

THIS IS BULLSH*T.  *clicks profile* THIS COULD LEAD TO AN EAST V.S. WEST SOUTHERN CIVIL WAR.  *hears/feels the prayers of Farkers everywhere.  in this thread, anyway.  even the ones of the atheists praying metaphorically*


How many Southerners do you know that actually pronounce it "you" over "ya"?  I'm guessing very few, unless it's in a formal situation....we can talk correctly (most of us), we just don't like or prefer to.  In the end, it doesn't matter considering we use "swig" as a form of measurement and "yonder" as a way to give directions.

*clicks profile*
I'm not sure if Orlando, Florida, or the lower panhandle in general, is considered as part of the "South" or not.  Yea, you're technically in the South, but most of your population is either Caribbean or Elderly Northern immigrants.

DON'T EVEN SUGGEST THAT.  DON'T GIVE THEM THE IDEA OF A SOUTH VS SOUTH CIVIL WAR. WTF ARE YOU THINKING.
 
2014-02-06 09:55:40 PM  
I guessed fried chicken and watermelon. Nailed it!
 
2014-02-06 10:12:09 PM  
Most of these foods are just southern--fried chicken, cornbread, collards, watermelon. Coming up as a young fellow back in the 60's & 70's, the one food that I always associated with black folks was crabs. Seemed like nearly every weekend in the black sections of towns all along the Gulf Coast there were multiple groups of negros sitting around on chairs with a bushel of crabs in the center and a cooler of beer nearby. They'd sit around and worry on the crab legs, drink the beer and shoot the breeze. Now that the population is three times as big and overbuilding has ruined the ecosystem on the bayous, crabs are hard to come by and ain't much of that happening anymore. Sort of sad, really, this once great black tradition gone.
 
2014-02-06 10:21:41 PM  
other students and parents became offended.

"Other" huh? That's offensive.
 
2014-02-06 10:28:50 PM  

Olo Manolo: Oh waahhh.....  Get the fark over it, whiny coonts...



Huh. First time I've ever seen that spelled with a "t" before.
 
2014-02-06 10:29:59 PM  
*clicks profile*
I'm not sure if Orlando, Florida, or the lower panhandle in general, is considered as part of the "South" or not.  Yea, you're technically in the South, but most of your population is either Caribbean or Elderly Northern immigrants.

DON'T EVEN SUGGEST THAT.  DON'T GIVE THEM THE IDEA OF A SOUTH VS SOUTH CIVIL WAR. WTF ARE YOU THINKING.


Inland Florida below Lakeland, down 17 and 27 all the way to LaBelle and Okeechobee, South all the way. Our Indian neighbors in Brighton and Big Cypress, South in a Western sort of way. Ranching and citrus for them and for us. A good big helping of Mexican seasonal labor who bring their families--good people who make the agricultural South work.

/Native here
//Always been a lot of ethnicities in the SwiftMud area
///Snowbirds are a little hard to take
///Avoid the coasts at all costs
 
2014-02-06 10:34:29 PM  
Oh those enlightened blue state ca liberals.
 
2014-02-06 10:36:19 PM  
If I were a student, I would be PISSED.  That was probably going to go down as the best lunch of the year. I wonder what other sides were going to be served, though...

www.eonline.com
 
2014-02-06 10:38:56 PM  

skeevy420: ten foiled hats: skeevy420: Yes, its' ya'll. "Ya" is our way of saying you, "ll" is the ass end of all. Y'all is Yankee formatted (short for you all), Ya'll is Southern Style (short for ya all).

THIS IS BULLSH*T.  *clicks profile* THIS COULD LEAD TO AN EAST V.S. WEST SOUTHERN CIVIL WAR.  *hears/feels the prayers of Farkers everywhere.  in this thread, anyway.  even the ones of the atheists praying metaphorically*

How many Southerners do you know that actually pronounce it "you" over "ya"?  I'm guessing very few, unless it's in a formal situation....we can talk correctly (most of us), we just don't like or prefer to.  In the end, it doesn't matter considering we use "swig" as a form of measurement and "yonder" as a way to give directions.

*clicks profile*
I'm not sure if Orlando, Florida, or the lower panhandle in general, is considered as part of the "South" or not.  Yea, you're technically in the South, but most of your population is either Caribbean or Elderly Northern immigrants.

DON'T EVEN SUGGEST THAT.  DON'T GIVE THEM THE IDEA OF A SOUTH VS SOUTH CIVIL WAR. WTF ARE YOU THINKING.


Actually did some checking, and it looks like six of one, half dozen of the other.  Regional.  To me, yeah, we say 'ya', but that 'ya' would sound out of place in 'ya'll'.  It'd sound like 'yuhll'.  'Y'all' should sound like 'yawl'.  'Ya'll' looks more like 'you will', and would sound like it, too.  But again, regional.

Orlando isn't panhandle.  Southeast Alabama is panhandle.  That said, Orlando proper isn't so much South, but into some of the rural areas around it...hoo, yeah.  (I think this is a common occurrence everywhere.) I was actually more going with my mother's side of the family, which is all Carolinas/Georgia/Florida.  I've always seen it y'all.  That's why I figured maybe 'ya'll' was an SEC West spelling.
 
2014-02-06 10:45:03 PM  

OnlyM3: Oh those enlightened blue state ca liberals.


Have you BEEN to CA? Many parts of it are surprisingly conservative (in my experience, the poor white trash and there is plenty of that in CA).

/Native
 
2014-02-06 10:49:51 PM  

nekom: Etchy333:
This article does a good job of summing up both fried chicken and watermelon issues:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/22/186087397/where-did-t ha t-fried-chicken-stereotype-come-from

It's a code, and it depends on context.  The big issue is that it's about the power dynamic.  It's been historically used by people to describe another group of people.  It would be like if you went to Europe, and they said "Oh, I know what all Americans like," and they brought out a bunch of packaged junk food.

That was an interesting read.  Sure context is important.  I would think it would be much more offensive though if they had used things like pig's feet and chitterlings, because that was what many slaves ate because their masters wouldn't, rather than a food common to all ethnic groups in the modern USA.


You forgot Lobsters too.
 
2014-02-06 10:54:53 PM  

Lorelle: vudukungfu: Fark that.
You put some collard greens, alligator ribs, hog jowls, black eyed peas, hominy grits, and some chitin's on that menu and we'll talk.

Don't forget the mac and cheese, fried catfish and sole, hush puppies, sweet potato pie, and Sock It To Me cake.

/my former cow orkers got me hooked on soul food


--See what you did there!!
 
2014-02-06 10:55:13 PM  

Etchy333: Ha, I went to the public school around the corner from here.  It's been awhile since I graduated, but the percentage of black students at this school is probably very low.

Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


The percentage of black people is low in Concord, and that's how they like it. They're very proud of not being "ghetto" like Oakland or Richmond and their fondest dream is to 'clean up' the Monument Corridor. Some call it Little Mexico, but they're Mexican so you can't judge them for that.
 
2014-02-06 10:59:20 PM  

I Browse: Olo Manolo: Oh waahhh.....  Get the fark over it, whiny coonts...


Huh. First time I've ever seen that spelled with a "t" before.


nice..
 
2014-02-06 10:59:25 PM  

Elegy: Miss Alexandra: Funny thing is, before I heard it was a black stereotype, I always thought of it as southern food.

It is southern food. And it's black food. The two are not mutually exclusive.

See, in America, the overwhelming majority of blacks live in the south. To be southern is to be black. To be black is to be southern.

If you listen closely, northerners that love to talk about how much they hate the south are just using "the south" as a dog whistle for their own prejudice against blacks. To put it bluntly, if someone hates the south then they're probably a racist.

LoneVVolf: No menu. Send the kitchen staff out to get their hair done did and let the kids fix their own damn lunch...

Fixed.


I didn't realize there were that many battleflag-waving, sister-farking jesusfreaks in the black communities.
 
2014-02-06 11:01:39 PM  
I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.
 
2014-02-06 11:03:21 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Racism (true racism, not the meaningless buzzword libs throw around) implies hatred toward a particular race of people. This school was trying to honor black history month with fried chicken and corn bread. Why? Because, omfg, a lot of black people (as well as white people) enjoy those foods. Get over it.


The only true honor that is acceptable is naming a street after a dead guy.
 
2014-02-06 11:07:33 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.


I know. Given that we enslaved them, and shat on them for the past 150 years, they should get at least a history year. Or two.
 
2014-02-06 11:11:52 PM  

skeevy420: China White Tea: Elegy: If you listen closely, northerners that love to talk about how much they hate the south are just using "the south" as a dog whistle for their own prejudice against blacks. To put it bluntly, if someone hates the south then they're probably a racist.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about "the south" is gun totin' yeehaw white boys in pickup trucks.

As a white Southerner, you need to hear (read) it from one of us that WE don't like them (the gun totin' yeehaw white boys in pickup trucks) either -- we have enough dumb ass stereotypes to deal with.  Me walking around in sandals or bare feet in below freezing temps probably doesn't help us much.....

If you really want to know, most Southerners, black and white, are racist or hateful towards people from Latin cultures.  Not saying they're isn't racial tension between blacks and whites, but since there's a group that both can hate on, they do.  Oh, and we don't like jackasses from the North either, but only because ya'll are normally rude, smug, and have no idea how to courteously accept Southern Hospitality.  I guess ya'll don't say hello, good morning, hold doors open for each other, or offer assistance to those that need it.  I personally usually end up helping someone elderly almost every time I go grocery shopping and see one -- I just feel bad seeing a 90 year old lady struggle trying to get food from the shelf to the cart and have to help.  What was funny was the day before yesterday I held the door open for an older black dude and he looked shocked -- suppose that's cause I look like a stereotypical redneck, only with long hair and a beard similar to Jesus (I'm athiest, so I get plenty of lol's when I get called Jesus...now I get called Duck Dynasty....might have to shave my beard because of that retarded show).

Most of the South's truly racist people have or are dying off.  There's a few racist jerk offs around, but most are either the stereotypical meth-head rednecks or ...


I'm white, But that was not funny at all! And I have a broad sense of humor.
 
2014-02-06 11:13:57 PM  
The black students weren't bothered by the fried chicken and cornbread.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Controversy-Surrounds-Lunch-Menu - at-Concord-High-School-243851091.html

Looks like the watermelon is the only part that bothered them.

Besides, is watermelon even in season???
 
2014-02-06 11:14:13 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.


I agree, in that black history should be taught and celebrated as a normal part of American history overall. But sadly, when I was in K-12, the extent of black history that I learned was basically slavery, Martin Luther King, and I think we read some Richard Wright. And that was pretty much it.

Luckily, my family filled in the empty spaces with our own personal history (living under Jim Crow, the great migration, life in the segregated military, other civil rights heroes, red lining) and also gave me some books to read that weren't covered at school. By the time I got to college, I'd developed a curiosity about black history that led me to do my own research and thinking.

But...that's just me. Most kids I know just learned what was taught in school. And that, I believe, is the reason black history month took root in the first place.
 
2014-02-06 11:17:01 PM  

rebelyell2006: Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.

I know. Given that we enslaved them, and shat on them for the past 150 years, they should get at least a history year. Or two.


So that means jews should get 2-3 history years in Egypt, right?
 
2014-02-06 11:18:32 PM  
Not sure how that's racist. That's what every southerner eats everyday.

Now if they offered purple drank... RACIST!
 
2014-02-06 11:22:25 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: You know they probably should have just shown the classic Kung Fu movie The Last Dragon.


www.thelastdragontribute.com
 
2014-02-06 11:34:05 PM  

gar1013: rebelyell2006: Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.

I know. Given that we enslaved them, and shat on them for the past 150 years, they should get at least a history year. Or two.

So that means jews should get 2-3 history years in Egypt, right?


Only if historians and archaeologists could prove that the ancient Hebrews were actually enslaved in Egypt.
 
2014-02-06 11:39:50 PM  

redhook: Slaves2Darkness: You know they probably should have just shown the classic Kung Fu movie The Last Dragon.


Sho-Nuff!
 
2014-02-06 11:44:26 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.


Eh, it's a nice distraction from Black Present Day.
 
2014-02-06 11:46:40 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.

Eh, it's a nice distraction from Black Present Day.


Black Friday is the worst.
 
2014-02-07 12:00:44 AM  

rebelyell2006: gar1013: rebelyell2006: Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.

I know. Given that we enslaved them, and shat on them for the past 150 years, they should get at least a history year. Or two.

So that means jews should get 2-3 history years in Egypt, right?

Only if historians and archaeologists could prove that the ancient Hebrews were actually enslaved in Egypt.


Some interesting reads:

http://www.jewishjournal.com/passover/article/passover_proof_lies_in_ e gyptian_hieroglyphs_20100324/

http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/1106/features/were-the-israelites-ens l aved-in-egypt/
 
2014-02-07 12:23:19 AM  
Houston's schools served fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread, and sweet potato pie on Martin Luther King Day.  Asked to explain their racism, they said they contacted the MLK Center in Atlanta and asked what Dr. King's favorite meal was.  The reply was "fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread, and sweet potato pie".

Does that mean Martin Luther King was racist?
 
2014-02-07 12:28:45 AM  

gar1013: The black students weren't bothered by the fried chicken and cornbread.
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Controversy-Surrounds-Lunch-Menu - at-Concord-High-School-243851091.html
Looks like the watermelon is the only part that bothered them.
Besides, is watermelon even in season???


If you're not sufficiently outraged, you must be racist.

/also, the negroids can use the N-bomb, but you better not go there!
 
2014-02-07 12:35:19 AM  
Perhaps the way to frame it would be to say, "In honor of Dr MLK, we will be serving his favorite meal." It's honest.

LoD, you are an asshole. Moving along, great song, kinda fits.

Church.
 
2014-02-07 12:35:59 AM  
legion_of_doo:

If you're not sufficiently outraged, you must be racist.

/also, the negroids can use the N-bomb, but you better not go there!



Why would you even want to?
 
BHK
2014-02-07 12:42:30 AM  
I lost my virginity to a girl from Carondelet back in the 80's. For those not aware, it's a very upscale Catholic school.
 
2014-02-07 12:52:05 AM  
Why are blacks so butthurt about fried chicken and watermelon, both are fine and delicious choices. I think the rest of us would just wish you guys wouldn't be such pussies about EVERYTHING.
 
2014-02-07 01:28:08 AM  

abiigdog: Why are blacks so butthurt about fried chicken and watermelon, both are fine and delicious choices. I think the rest of us would just wish you guys wouldn't be such pussies about EVERYTHING.


The racial chip-on-the-shoulder that always bugs me is the reaction to the phrase "you people" when directed at any group that has more than one African-American in it. When all you mean is "the collection of individual I see here", they still get all pissed off and say, "What do you mean, 'you people'?"

I mean YOU. PEOPLE.

If I were trying to be racist or single out the Black folks, I'd say "You Black people", for fark's sake.
 
2014-02-07 01:44:24 AM  
White person survival guide:

Entry # 122:  The phrase YOU PEOPLE tends to get them negroes all riled up and uppety. Toss some watermelon to the floor and escape through the front door. The odds of scape are greatly increased, because they don't know where it leads. Under no circumstances are you to make a break through the back or side doors, lest you risk running into a pack of roaming negroes. If all seems lost, kick your white woman in the shins.
 
2014-02-07 02:01:34 AM  
It's a kind of sad state of affairs when people can actually think that food is racist.
 
2014-02-07 02:18:21 AM  
I don't know what they're biatchin' about. Where I come from, that's Redneck Food.

Rednecks, BTW, tend to be White. However, you can insult them all you want and slap them with stereotypes because they can't whine about being slaves 200 years ago or so. Just obnoxious, aggressive, low level White Folks who love their beers wet and their wimmin big.

I love fried chicken, especially when someone uses some down home recipe that makes it taste especially good. As a kid, having a cold watermelon that had been soaking in a huge tin tub of ice for hours on a hot day was close to heaven. I got pretty good at spittin' the seeds across the yard and, it wasn't unusual to find a watermelon plant or two sprouting at the edge of the woods a week or so later.

Cornbread never was a favorite of mine. I did enjoy some home made bread stuffing though with nothing that came from a box, made mainly out of the heels of loaves of bread my Mom saved in the freezer. Then she toasted it all in the oven before breaking it up to make the stuffing. Fresh eggs from the chicken farm across town went into it also.

So, I guess when places have fish fries, we should be insulted because that stereotypes white folks? How about chicken wings? White folks turned them from being a cheap additive for soup into a costly snack mainly used in sports bars and for football games. Racist?

What about home made pancakes and bacon? Lots of low income white kids I knew started their day off with that, plus toast and butter. I even recall bread pudding, made from old, stale bread, milk, an egg and sugar. Maybe a bit of vanilla flavoring tossed in. Baked in an oven. Raisins could be tossed in for cheap, added flavor.

I'd throw in Pop Tarts, but I never liked the jelly/cardboard/cement frosting taste of those things and never knew anyone else who did.
 
2014-02-07 02:29:00 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: I personally find it offensive that Black History Month even exists.


I know, right? When do white people get their history month?!?
 
2014-02-07 02:36:18 AM  

Rik01: I don't know what they're biatchin' about. Where I come from, that's Redneck Food.

Rednecks, BTW, tend to be White. However, you can insult them all you want and slap them with stereotypes because they can't whine about being slaves 200 years ago or so. Just obnoxious, aggressive, low level White Folks who love their beers wet and their wimmin big.



This is pretty much the biggest lesson I've learned here on Fark: It's ok to make fun of/stereotype entire groups of people just as long as there isn't some kind of social imperative to feel sorry for them.

White people - fair game.
Men - fair game.
Asians - fair game.
Rednecks/southerners - you betcha.

but by golly don't you dare utter anything but praise for black or fat people.. those poor things...
 
2014-02-07 02:56:19 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: It's a kind of sad state of affairs when people can actually think that food is racist.


Fried chicken can be untrustworthy, and tacos will talk behind your back.
 
2014-02-07 03:21:49 AM  
White it was a bad choice, one has to wonder two things here:

1) Do they think African Americans are the only ones who eat delicious chicken, cornbread, and watermelon
2) If that menu had been served on ANY OTHER DAY would people have biatched?

I do believe the answer to both is no.
 
2014-02-07 05:41:06 AM  

Etchy333: Ha, I went to the public school around the corner from here.  It's been awhile since I graduated, but the percentage of black students at this school is probably very low.

Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


West African cuisine. If you prefer to go with something American, Gullah cuisine. Whether or not a school canteen version of that would be edible or not is another matter entirely. Perhaps they could try a bit of delicious Carribean food.
 
2014-02-07 08:06:51 AM  

Moonbeam_McSwine: I'm probably the whitest person in the world and I LOVE fried chicken, watermelon, cornbread, etc. I also like red Kool-aid and macaroni & cheese.

                          [4.bp.blogspot.com image 372x332]


When I heard this stereotype as a kid (grew up around racists) I started to think that I may actually be black on the inside. I probably fit most of the black stereotypes better than most black people...except for probably THAT one. And maybe that other one about sports.
 
2014-02-07 08:12:15 AM  

skeevy420: If you really want to know, most Southerners, black and white, are racist or hateful towards people from Latin cultures.


Gotta disagree with ya on that point.  In the New South, it's not so much about race anymore, it's about a person's value to society.  If you're a polite, law-abiding, positive contributor, you're welcome 'round these parts, regardless of the particular geographic coordinates of your birth or your genetic disposition toward melanin concentration.  If you're a lazy, self-entitled leech, we've got no use for you so GTFO.

Most true racists that still exist nowadays fall into that second category, so we don't like 'em either.

\ Born & raised in South GA
\\ Currently live in A'lanna
\\\ Married to a wonderful Peruvian lady
 
2014-02-07 08:14:42 AM  
wonder if they were going to serve some lean as the beverage
 
2014-02-07 08:18:08 AM  

Rik01: I don't know what they're biatchin' about.


You know, I posted a link earlier and everything.
 
2014-02-07 08:26:44 AM  
i1.ytimg.com

No back bottom gristle lumps?

/"Why do you even have those?"
 
2014-02-07 08:53:00 AM  
A lot of good points being made to many areas of intolerance, racism and stereotypes. My first thought was, "My God, that is offensive!".  Then I thought that is so obviously rude.  I think if that menu offered at any time of the year, some one would be offended.  If you think someone might be offended, someone will.  Just my 2 cents, Eh?  (We don't even have pennies here anymore)
 
2014-02-07 09:24:58 AM  
This is what racism is now. Be mildly offended.
 
2014-02-07 09:33:21 AM  
This is pretty much the biggest lesson I've learned here on Fark: It's ok to make fun of/stereotype entire groups of people just as long as there isn't some kind of social imperative to feel sorry for them.
White people - fair game.
Men - fair game.
Asians - fair game.
Rednecks/southerners - you betcha.
but by golly don't you dare utter anything but praise for black or fat people.. those poor things...


Weaker people require more support.
 
2014-02-07 01:19:40 PM  

Etchy333: Ha, I went to the public school around the corner from here.  It's been awhile since I graduated, but the percentage of black students at this school is probably very low.

Kind of begs the question of what a "Black History Month" menu that doesn't incite outrage would look like.


Same thing they serve the rest of the year? It might be a dumb stereotype, but you'd think people would learn that changing the menu for Black History Month is sort of counterproductive--the entire  point is that Americans are Americans, not some sort of weird evil aliens.

/Though I fully support, instead of Black\Women's\Whatever History Month,  actually writing accurate farking textbooks.
 
2014-02-07 02:43:03 PM  
freetomato
2014-02-06 10:45:03 PM

OnlyM3: Oh those enlightened blue state ca liberals.

Have you BEEN to CA? Many parts of it are surprisingly conservative

Yes and while a few islands of center/right do exist, "this ain't one of them".

Concord is located in the 7th Senate District, represented by Democrat Mark DeSaulnier, and in the 11th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Susan Bonilla.

Federally, Concord is in California's 11th congressional district, represented by Democrat George Miller.

Just dim's being dims.
 
2014-02-07 02:43:15 PM  

ten foiled hats: Well here's one thing you won't like, Private Snowball: They don't serve fried chicken and watermelon on a daily basis in my mess hall.

varmitydog: armor helix: I still don't understand sucking on crawfish heads. I was hoping to garner some insight into this practice from the article, but alas I did not.

It is no great mystery. You cook the crawfish live, like lobster. The crawfish boil ingredients work their way up into the brains during the 45 minutes or so that they cook. The crawfish brains mixed with the flavor of the rest of the ingredients is quite tasty.. So people suck the heads to titillate their tastebuds.

This is all true but the 45 minutes or so part, unless "or so" means "or half that".  The heads are damned tasty, though.  Spicy...and a little sweet.  (Eeeewwww/YUM!)


My wife is from China and cooks shrimp with the heads on (when we can find them that way).  And DAMN they are good!  Leaves a nice reddish juice in the frying pan that tastes great on rice and yes, sucking on the heads is good.
 
2014-02-07 02:48:42 PM  

moike: [i.imgur.com image 640x360]
...and a human foot.


NAILED TO A CELLAR DOOR!
 
2014-02-07 03:42:44 PM  

silvervial: moike: [i.imgur.com image 640x360]
...and a human foot.

NAILED TO A CELLAR DOOR!


Wrong martin luther
 
2014-02-07 03:45:51 PM  
Yeah, that may be a little racist.


But...

My freshman year in college, myself and two friends were hanging out in my dorm room.  Well the one (racist) guy looks out the window to see what looked like every black kid on campus gathering outside of the building in a large grassy area.  He exclaimed "Damn!  What are they doing? Giving away free chicken and watermelon or something?!?"

"Of course not" we said, "don't be so hateful!" (or something like that of course!)

Well, we promptly went downstairs and outside to go downtown...and when we exited that side of the building where the gathering of black students was taking place we saw a HUGE banner hung up.

it read "FREE FRIED CHICKEN AND WATERMELON"

No joke

/csb
 
2014-02-07 08:18:18 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Racism (true racism, not the meaningless buzzword libs throw around) implies hatred toward a particular race of people. This school was trying to honor black history month with fried chicken and corn bread. Why? Because, omfg, a lot of black people (as well as white people) enjoy those foods. Get over it.


img593.imageshack.us
 
2014-02-07 08:28:46 PM  

cretinbob: ue racism, not the meaningless buzzword libs throw around) implies hatred toward a particular race of people. This school was trying to honor black history month with fried chicken and corn bread. Why? Because, omfg, a lot of black people (as well as white people) enjoy those foods. Get over it.

img.fark.net


But he has a point.  We recognize different cultures through enjoying their culinary delights.  But to do it with African Americans is racist?
 
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