California School’s Black History Month Menu Causes Controversy


A California school is the center of controversy after planning a Black History Month lunch menu that included fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon.

Administrators at Carondelet High School for Girls, a private institute in Concord, wanted to brainstorm ways to celebrate Black History Month. When the school announced the lunch menu plans, students and parents were outraged and offended.

According to NBC affiliate KNTV-TV, Principal Nancy Libby responded to the controversy with a letter of apology to the parents.

“I’d like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students,  parents or community members,” Libby said in the letter. “Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes.”

Read more at KNTV-TV.

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