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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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britbeth
by Member on Nov. 22, 2013 at 5:49 PM
My biracial son loves eating PB and Js
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calsmom62
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2013 at 7:20 PM
i dont think that eating them is the issue. the topic is really about using diverse and culturally relevant language. if the class is discussing nutrition and the teacher uses pbj sandwiches as the common lunch item. yet her class includes children whose cultural diet does not include any of those ingredients, the kids might not be able to relate to the lesson. By recognizing and including the meal items of diverse students you draw them in and make the lesson more relevant for all.
thatgirl70
by Carin on Nov. 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Dafuq? Gosh, guess I will have to explain to my 6 year old what a racist pig he is because pb&j sandwiches are his favorite thing to eat.

Idiots.

ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 1:48 AM

 


Quoting calsmom62:

i dont think that eating them is the issue. the topic is really about using diverse and culturally relevant language. if the class is discussing nutrition and the teacher uses pbj sandwiches as the common lunch item. yet her class includes children whose cultural diet does not include any of those ingredients, the kids might not be able to relate to the lesson. By recognizing and including the meal items of diverse students you draw them in and make the lesson more relevant for all.

that might hold water if every chikld no matter their race who has lived in the US  for more than a week has encountered a PB& J...it is not a single race item. either to eat or to talk about.


 

 

taniamorse85
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2013 at 3:32 AM

What the hell is she smoking?!


Someone needs to get her away from those kids.

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