First off, get over it. Fried Chicken and Watermelon is part of our history and culture so dry your eyes.
Fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon should not be considered offensive to anyone. It is part of the African-American culture whether some mocked it or not in the past – they still eat and enjoy that food. It’s real food and nutritious that all ethnic groups enjoy every day. Why the heck are certain people offended? Just because they are ultra-sensitive to anything that may appear to be a slur to the ultra sensitive?
It’s time for other groups to show similar sensitivities then and see where this country goes. Some places offer corned beef and cabbage and beer to adults on St. Patrick’s Day…I don’t see the Irish getting all upset, despite people using it in most cases to disparage the Irish. Also, when there are Asian-related events, people are quick to serve rice and sushi with chop sticks and fortune cookies — sometimes to belittle them as well and it can be insulting to some proud Asian-Americans. Stereotyping Jews occurs all the time too – just ask them. I hope the tables turn soon.
Administrators at Carondelet High School, an all-girls Catholic institution, are facing questions after announcing that it would celebrate Black History Month by having a special lunch of fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon.
The idea was suggested by a group of students at the Concord school who were brainstorming ways to honor black culture. But the well-intentioned students stumbled into a complicated history.
Here’s my problem. Do we like chicken and watermelon?
I am tired of the liberal media directing their political correctness towards the black community and I am tired of so-said community falling for it. Do you see Italians crying that you associate them with spaghetti? Do you see Asian people turn over tables and throw forks because you associate them with asian food? How about Latinos. Should we not classify tortillas and burritos with them during a month to honor their heritage?
America, you wreak of intolerance no matter how much you demand it! These students didn’t do this to make fun of anyone in the black community and to use this as a race story is something that will stick with them for a long time in a bad way.
To hell with political correctness and to hell with you if you want to take my heritage away. I like fried chicken and watermelon (seedless) and I am not afraid to say so. Those that don’t, hey that’s them but I am glad it’s part of my heritage. Many Americans of all colors like this type of food associated with my culture. I am proud of it actually.
Is there anyone left that doesn’t bring race into a rebuttal anymore? Southern food is the same today as it was yesterday. My favorite fruit has always been watermelon. Also, I have no plans on passing up the homemade mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese either.
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It's the ole divide and conquer and the liberals know how to use it. The said thing is that people who support the left do so because it is all they know. When they use whites against black it is a vicious cycle that keeps on twirling. Good food is good food! My favorite food is Italian and I am not a huge fan of soul food, only when I am in the mood. Just call me racist and be done with it!
Isn't it racist for someone to suggest that a certain food is liked or disliked or belongs to or doesn't belong to, a certain "race" of people? I mean didn't the PC police make that determination based on race? Isn't making a determination based on race an act of racism? The answer to all three is YES.
That being said the PC crowd and the liberal crowd promote racism and division. They constantly place these imaginary barriers between groups of people when they create these categories of people. They use the individuality of people to divide the world instead of embracing individuality to unite the world.
Then again, republicans aren't much better.
I'm not African-American and I love fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. I consider that to be classic American food period.
If these PC zealots would stop long enough to dislodge their heads from their colons and think, they may realize that most if not all food in the United States is ethnic in origin. If that's going to offend people so be it, but then there wouldn't be so many fat Americans because they wouldn't eat those foods. Think about it. Political Correctness is the bane of the United States, and until this current foolishness is curbed, we will continue to experience a decline in common sense.
"A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig". Robert A. Heinlein
Well put Wayne! There are plenty of Irish slurs out there, and I think they are hilarious! Most are re: the big families, poverty and drinking. "Irish pennant": when one has a thread or "raveling" in their clothes. "Irish twins": Kids born w/in the same calendar year "Irish handcuffs" (my personal fave); A drink in each hand! lol People need to lighten the he&& up and GROW up!
This German-American here loves beer, bratwurst, sauerkraut and fried potatoes. I just wish we had our month. BTW, I love fried chicken and watermelon too.
I am tired of Liberals, Democrats, hateful progressives shoving their
political correctness world on us. Stand up and fight back America!!
@R1c0c4et I as an American of Irish descent love me some potatoes.
God forbid I enjoy some Fried Chicken, Cornbread & Watermelon as well!
Though I realize that the lunch planned was not racist, it may have been somewhat tasteless (not the food, the idea).