With so many sensitive “politically correct” issues arising in the 21st century. The truth is we are now living in a society where even food can be deemed racist. Yes, you heard us FOOD! We’re not kidding. When I heard this though, I thought it was completely ridiculous!
Principal of Harvey Scott School (K-8) in Portland, Oregon, Verenice Guiterrez made an outlandish announcement that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are actually racist and should be banned! Crazy, right?
Why? Because, she explained that some students – such as those from Mexico or Somalia – don’t eat bread in their culture, they have pitas, tortas, and other bread substitutes.
Therefore serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is a display of white supremacy, and does not cater for ethnic diversity. The principal wants to cancel out this supposed racial privilege and “change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.”
Has the world gone mad? What do you think? Food doesn’t make racial comments, It’s two slices of bread with a yummy filling and can be enjoyed by all. I think they are delicious, they are nutritious, full of energy and are cheap! That’s probably why millions of people eat PB&Js every day! Maybe the only solution is that we need to come together one day and create a new universal type of bread that we all agree on. Sound’s likely, not.
Hmm, well maybe I should rush to the store and buy some whole wheat bread to broaden my kitchens racial diversity?
Has this gone too far. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are not racist and children should be allowed to eat them if they want to.
Sources: Huffington Post, Portland Tribune