You would think hyper-sensitive woke places, like New York, would notice something fishy like serving fried chicken and watermelon on the first day of Black History Month, but somehow this keeps happening.
A middle school in New York and its food vendor, Aramark, apologized after students were served chicken and waffles, along with watermelon on the first day of Black History Month.
The lunch menu offered on February 1 at Nyack Middle School in Rockland County was "inexcusably insensitive and reflected a lack of understanding of our district's vision to address racial bias," David A. Johnson, the school's principal, wrote in a letter to parents.
No one in that chain of command saw the impending disaster from this decision? No one at the vendor?
No one at the school?
Not even a lunch lady spoke up to say, "Hey, we're all about to get into trouble?"
Look, I'm a salty conservative writer who agrees (with a large portion of the black population, I'm sure) that fried chicken and watermelon are great, but even I know you don't do such things in the Year of The Woke 2023.
In a statement, Aramark apologized for the "unintentional insensitivity" shown by the company but said the menu was not intended as a cultural meal.
"We apologize for the unintentional insensitivity shown on February 1, the first day of Black History Month. While our menu was not intended as a cultural meal, we acknowledge that the timing was inappropriate, and our team should have been more thoughtful in its service," the company said.
This isn't the first time Aramark has been embroiled in, essentially, this exact same controversy!
From Breaking 911:
The company has apologized for similar incidents in the past, such as serving chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Day at a university more than a decade ago, and had promised cultural sensitivity training for all managers and chefs at the time. The school administration expressed disappointment in the situation and apologized to the community for the cultural insensitivity displayed by the food service provider.