Wait, so not all Americans know about the Fried Chicken thing?

January 14, 2010 — 3 Comments

And here I was thinking that it was just us dumb Australians…. 🙂

Daily Camera:

Denver schools’ menu for Martin Luther King birthday hard for some to digest

Denver Public Schools apologized Tuesday for what it called a “well-intentioned but highly insensitive” attempt to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday’s DPS lunch menu, headlined “In Honor Of M.L. King,” offered students “Southern Style” chicken and collard greens — a meal that some say is an offensive caricature of black culture.

In a statement issued Tuesday night and posted on the school district’s website, DPS spokesman Michael Vaughn said the meal was “highly insensitive in light of certain hurtful cultural stereotypes still harbored in parts of our society.”

Emphasis is mine, but it’s key.