Please explain why this is considered racist... (edited to add...)
I'm not trying to be disrespectful or anything, I'm truly curious and want to understand.
When we celebrate St. Patrick's Day we eat Irish type foods like corned beef and cabbage, soda bread and drink Guiness. When Cinco de Mayo comes around we eat Mexican food. When it's time for Oktoberfest, we indulge in German delicacies & beer. So, I'm not sure why it's considered offensive to eat things like fried chicken & collard greens during Black History Month. Aren't those just traditional southern foods? Do they really have to do with being African American? And if so, why would it be offensive or racist to eat them?
If anyone can explain the difference and why it's considered to be offensive to eat/serve these types of foods, please share.
Edited to add: The reason I'm curious about this is that recently I read about a couple of different schools that received serious backlash for either planning to, or serving, these types of foods to students during Black History Month, and I'm curious as to why it was such a big deal.