School Under Fire for ‘Celebrating’ Black History Month With Fried Chicken and Watermelon School Lunch

The lunch menu has since been revised

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Parents and students were outraged when a private Christian all-girls school in Northern California announced a lunch menu addendum: In honor of Black History Month, it would serve a meal of fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon.

Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord quickly apologized after the menu, which never made it to the lunch trays. Principal Nancy Libby sent a letter home that read: “I’d like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members. Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetuate racial stereotypes.”

All three dishes have since been nixed.

4 comments
fflbigtiny
fflbigtiny

What the heck is wrong with you limousine liberals that fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon in a racist thing.  I'm a white man from Old Dixie herself, and I'd love to eat that meal!

Beniciadave
Beniciadave

The idea for this came from the Black Student Union according to local news reports....

jgeerockssocks
jgeerockssocks

... yikes! and to think this is probably the future's leadership that thought this idea was an awesome way to celebrate Black History Month... oh those rich, homogeneous people on the other side of the hill... p.s. and now i'm hungry. blah!

marousek
marousek

I briefly worked at Pierce College in Washington State back in the mid 1990s and distinctly remember the same items on the menu during some sort of cultural awareness week event on campus. Hopefully those involved learn from their mistakes, do what they can to fix it, and move on.