9833916-fried-chicken-and-watermelonCarondelet 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.”

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  • Tired of this Mess

    What the $%&# is wrong with white people? When will they get over their obsession with Black folks? Chicken and watermelon? Really?

    • Courtney H.

      I wonder about that myself.

  • sighs…at this point I just can’t even. I feel like these people know their stupidity and wants press for it. And these people are supposed to be educators I feel sorry for those kids already. Furthermore, there is more to African American cuisine than fried chicken and watermelon

  • ziggy

    White people would still be eating bland food had it not been for African slaves. They brought flavor to this country and we still bring flavor in everything we do. White people think they’re being cute and funny, but it’s envy,. Why do you think they’re so obsessed?

    • Courtney H.

      I agree 100%!