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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is Racist, Says Portland School Official

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Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?

That’s right.

Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune:

“Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez asked. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

…The Tribune noted that the school started the new year with “intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives,” to help educators understand their own “white privilege,” in order to “change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.”"Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation — to examine a news article and discuss the ‘white privilege’ it conveys,” the Tribune added.

Gutierrez completed a week-long seminar called “Coaching for Educational Equity,” a program the Tribune says focuses “on race and how it affects life.” She also serves on an administrative committee that focuses on systematic racism.

“Our focus school and our Superintendent’s mandate that we improve education for students of color, particularly Black and Brown boys, will provide us with many opportunities to use the protocols of Courageous Conversations in data teams, team meetings, staff meetings, and conversations amongst one another,” she said in a letter to staff.

You can read more about principal Gutierrez’s sandwich-sensitivity philosophy here.

Next time you’re in the bread aisle at the grocery store, you may want to think twice. Sensitive liberal educators are now recommending the “torta” or the “pita” as a more culturally inclusive alternative.




Wow..just wow.

WHat are your thoughts?

CafeMom Tickers
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Replies (11-20):
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM
That is ridiculous!
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM
I am eating one as I type!!! YUMMY!!!'
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM
Dont come to my house then lol
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Well its absurd but it has nothing to do with "liberals".. someone needs to slap that guy because it isnt racist to use a form of food as an explanation.. pretty sure all the kids knew what the teacher was talking about and most cultures have a type of sandwich.

CafeMom Tickers
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:25 PM

People trust her with their children? She is the type that make me happy we  homeschool.

by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Blinks and stares......wait...they are serious?
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Lmao. I'm speechless... And somewhat tipsy, not a normal thing for me...
But seriously, PBJ racist? Is cauliflower a "white item" only now?
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:35 PM

This has got to be some sort of a joke.

by Shara on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Guess I am okay because I don't like peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches lol. That is seriously ridiculous.

by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Of all the stupid things to call racist....

I think some people find things just so they can be offended. 

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