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Some black students complained that the meal, promoted on placards in Pippin Commons, trivialized their public commemoration of the slain civil rights giant.
Later the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs explains how it ended up on the menu for that day:
He's a Filipino chef, who took his cue from black students "when he wanted to do something sensitive culturally" for the King holiday menu. Chicken was the meat of the day.
He asked black students for advice, and they suggested the chicken and waffles combo.
"This is a guy who takes great pride in creating 'comfort food' for the students," Parham said. "Somebody who was really trying to do something nice, that was perceived differently by a small group of people.
Are people spending too much time looking for reasons to be offended, or was that actually legitimately offensive, making it a bad idea on the part of the black students who requested it?Answer Question
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 3:50 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 3:51 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Yes, people everywhere (here even) look for reasons to be offended. If he asked the students what they wanted him to prepare and those where the items they selected, perhaps people should be more offended by the students that requested it. Dare I say that if the students got what they requested, less of that food went to waste than normal. I find the waste of food at taxpayer's expense offensive, but it happens daily on a large scale.
Speaking as a white woman, I have never eaten them together, but seriously? Who doesn't like waffles and chicken?
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:56 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
those *were* the items is how that should have read.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:59 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 4:02 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by Bethsunshine at 4:05 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:06 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by virgo550 at 4:06 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Next question overall
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