Carondelet High School for Girls in California has issued an apology after parents and students expressed outrage about the proposed menu for this year’s Black History Month luncheon.
The menu consisted of fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon, and was apparently created without input from the school’s Black students.
Carondelet, an East Bay Catholic school, has since nixed plans for the racially offensive menu and issued an apology.
Principal Nancy Libby wrote, “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 and we intend to work diligently to do the opposite.”
In addition to the written apology, the school also held a diversity assembly with the students and the principal said that this issue is now “done.”