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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?

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by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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The principle is just a moron

Quoting MommaVoo:

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.

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM
How fucking stupid, if this is even real.....
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by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM
I sure hope the school that my daughter attends next year doesn't have an idiot principal

Quoting waytomanykids10:

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

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM
That is just ridiculous.

This country has gone way to far with this damn PC crap. Everything offends someone now a days.

And the term "white privilege" isn't racist?
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM
I think my IQ lowered after i read that

Quoting krystlzd3:

Blinks and stares......wait...they are serious?
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Who knows with this country anymore

Quoting chairhead28:

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 8:53 PM
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Just when you think you've heard it all...

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Lol okay.... I'll be a tad racist if it means I keep my pb and j

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Can't make clicky

Quoting BettyBoop8:

This has got to be some sort of a joke.

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I eat PB&J every day. Does this mean I have to divorce DH (and leave the kids) disown my brothers and find a new best friend? They are all different than me. 

This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.

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