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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
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armyvet06
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM
And myself and my 3 yr old are racist because we eat pb&j for lunch quite often.

Quoting gcstar42:

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

Pnukey
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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Quoting momma2b2008:

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?

Sure it is, but the principal is Hispanic so it's ok. (Not really, but you know the whole brown-people-can't-be-racist argument.)

armyvet06
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM
So do I

Quoting DanaG70:

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

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

MMIC
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM
That's a sexually offensive remark. Balls.

Quoting boppysmom2007:

What's next spaghetti and meatballs
armyvet06
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM
My 3 year old too

Quoting ditsyjo:

Wow... That is really dingy. If pb&j is racist then what is peanut butter and honey on a tortilla... My kids must be really mixed up.
momma2b2008
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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This is want happens when we are overly accommodating to people!

Quoting Pnukey:


Quoting momma2b2008:

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?

Sure it is, but the principal is Hispanic so it's ok. (Not really, but you know the whole brown-people-can't-be-racist argument.)

robsgurl_23
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

 what is going to be racist next?

armyvet06
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM
I had one for lunch today. And i might have another tomorrow.

Quoting PrincessLeia:

Just because I'm gonna eat a pb&j sandwich for the hell of it and because it's super delicious! 

MMIC
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM
I hate chocolate milk shakes but love a vanilla milk shake!

I must hate blacks...

armyvet06
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM
Its real.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/principal-sees-racism-in-peanut-butter.html

I'm mobile so i can't make it clicky.


Quoting FelineTopic:

How fucking stupid, if this is even real.....
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