Catholic School Apologizes For Fried Chicken, Watermelon Black History Month Menu

Source: Carol Kuruvilla / New York Daily News

A California high school is under fire for a lunchtime faux pas.

Some parents and pupils at Carondelet High School were offended after finding out the all-girls school planned to serve up fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon to celebrate Black History Month.

Carondelet promptly removed the meal from its menu and apologized for the decision, NBC Bay Area reports. The school also held a diversity assembly on Wednesday.

“I’d like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members,” Principal Nancy Libby said in an apology letter sent to parents. “Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes.”

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  • tutifrutti

    I’ll bet that the students had no idea that the food selection was considered stereotypical! I’ll tell you what; I happen to love all three food items! Come on people; lighten up! Not everything is intentionally racist!

  • Laurie Yanda

    OK now I am …pissed. I am white and have lived amongst many blacks and …I have ate far more watermelon and fried chicken than any of them combined…..YOU all need to stop this crap. I will like these foods just because I do…Offended…way past that. So stop insulting people. Lets just get along.Please.