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.