First off, get over it. Fried Chicken and Watermelon is part of our history and culture so dry your eyes.
Fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon should not be considered offensive to anyone. It is part of the African-American culture whether some mocked it or not in the past – they still eat and enjoy that food. It’s real food and nutritious that all ethnic groups enjoy every day. Why the heck are certain people offended? Just because they are ultra-sensitive to anything that may appear to be a slur to the ultra sensitive?
It’s time for other groups to show similar sensitivities then and see where this country goes. Some places offer corned beef and cabbage and beer to adults on St. Patrick’s Day…I don’t see the Irish getting all upset, despite people using it in most cases to disparage the Irish. Also, when there are Asian-related events, people are quick to serve rice and sushi with chop sticks and fortune cookies — sometimes to belittle them as well and it can be insulting to some proud Asian-Americans. Stereotyping Jews occurs all the time too – just ask them. I hope the tables turn soon.
Administrators at Carondelet High School, an all-girls Catholic institution, are facing questions after announcing that it would celebrate Black History Month by having a special lunch of fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon.
The idea was suggested by a group of students at the Concord school who were brainstorming ways to honor black culture. But the well-intentioned students stumbled into a complicated history.
Here’s my problem. Do we like chicken and watermelon?
I am tired of the liberal media directing their political correctness towards the black community and I am tired of so-said community falling for it. Do you see Italians crying that you associate them with spaghetti? Do you see Asian people turn over tables and throw forks because you associate them with asian food? How about Latinos. Should we not classify tortillas and burritos with them during a month to honor their heritage?
America, you wreak of intolerance no matter how much you demand it! These students didn’t do this to make fun of anyone in the black community and to use this as a race story is something that will stick with them for a long time in a bad way.
To hell with political correctness and to hell with you if you want to take my heritage away. I like fried chicken and watermelon (seedless) and I am not afraid to say so. Those that don’t, hey that’s them but I am glad it’s part of my heritage. Many Americans of all colors like this type of food associated with my culture. I am proud of it actually.
Is there anyone left that doesn’t bring race into a rebuttal anymore? Southern food is the same today as it was yesterday. My favorite fruit has always been watermelon. Also, I have no plans on passing up the homemade mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese either.