School Honors Black History Month With Fried Chicken, Cornbread + Watermelon Lunch [VIDEO]
Corondelet High School in northern California is receiving a lot of attention and a lot of criticism for a planned lunch that was to be held to honor Black History Month.
Students of the all-girls school wanted to devise a number of different ways to honor the occasion during a lunchtime celebration.
But out of nowhere, they were hit with a very stereotypical menu when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, which upset a number of students and parents.
KNTV-TV reports that school officials held an assembly Wednesday to discuss the issue and also sent a letter apologizing to parents. Principal Nancy Libby wrote that the items were taken off of the menu and that the school doesn’t perpetrate racial stereotypes.
Should parents and students be upset — or is it just food?