School in uproar over meal served on MLK day

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  1. rbell

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    I'm sorry, but this made me laugh.

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14176531

    Friday's DPS lunch menu, headlined "In Honor Of M.L. King," offered students "Southern Style" chicken and collard greens.

    Of course, activists went nuts.

    Like I said...sometimes, you just have to laugh.


     
  2. Johnv

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    I LOVE southern style chicken and collard greens. What's the problem? If anyone should be concerned about MLK Day, it should be us consumers. I mean, why is MLK Day the same weekend that all the department stores start their white sales?
     
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    So "Southern Style Chicken and collard greens are a problem...

    But "Negro dialect" is not?
     
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    Being a northerner, I have no idea what "collard greens" are. My vegetables don't wear collars. :laugh: However, I love southern style chicken. Southerners know how to cook.
     
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    Collard greens are what the Rebels eat when they run out of black-eyed peas (wait - should we call them that?) and did they leave out corn-bread on purpose?

    Salty

    ps I perfer Churches Fried Chicken, but the closest one is 210 miles away. (maybe Debbie in Phille will send me some)

    Salty
     
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    If we hear about any schools serving corned beef & cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, let's let them have it!
     
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    :laugh: Cracks me up.
     
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    Woman who complained is now upset at reporter for writing that her "husband is black":
     
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    Some people would be offended if you hung them with a new rope.
     
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    I feel sorry for the kid of this lady. She's a loud mouthed lesbian with a chip on her shoulder. The kid is clearly going to grow up dysfunctional.
     
  11. rbell

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    Actually, he has a bright future as a school administrator, US Senator, or Network News Anchorman. :D :D
     
  12. matt wade

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    As I said, dysfunctional. You'd have to be to take one of those jobs! :)
     
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    Political correctness at its finest! This is hilarious.
     
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    We grow watermelons (among other things). I was once told that I was a racist because I gave a black co-worker a watermelon (although, oddly enough, they didn't seem to have a problem with me giving watermelons to my white co-workers.)

    It had nothing to do with race. It's just a practice I picked up from my dad and anybody who knows me knows that I love to share things from the garden, whether it's tomatoes or peppers or beans or watermelons.

    The ironic thing is that my black co-worker was offended by being told that he should be offended by receiving a water melon.
     
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    Proper response to the complaint: "(optional: Sorry you are offended, but get over it.) I'm offended by you, but I'm not calling for your parents to make an apology!":rolleyes:
     
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    Quote:
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    Political correctness has completely freaked out! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    :confused:
    I can understand that thing about chicken and collards, but what's watermelon got to do about race or racism ?:confused:
     
  18. Johnv

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    That's really funny, but a good example of hypersensitivity. I was once told that I was racist because I imitated Eddie Murphy's laugh. But when I imitated Ricky Ricardo, I wasn't racist. Go figure.

    BTW, do you know what I like most about the MLK Weekend? All the stores start their white sales :eek:
     
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    What's that? Some kind of bird?:smilewinkgrin:
     
  20. pinoybaptist

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    Now you guys really have my eyes crossed and my head spinning. What in tarnation has watermelons and white sales have to do with racism ?
    Be patient with me.
    Remember, I wasn't born and raised here.
     
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