Oh goodness...what happened to just watching Eyes On The Prize or doing a report on Madame C.J. Walker? Apparently the Carondelet High School for Girls in California thought it'd be a good idea to celebrate Black History Month by having a special lunch menu of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread.
Taken on their on their own, watermelon, fried chicken and cornbread aren't bad (if not the most dietary friendly) food choices, but taken together, and given the circumstances...well, you get the picture. They might as well have had chitlins for a side dish.
Not surprisingly, the announcement sent folks into an uproar, with parents and students criticizing the school administration. Principal Nancy Libby responded to the backlash, explaining in a letter "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."
Watch KNTV-TV's report HERE.