Racial Controversy Surrounds Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches

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Really. 
PB&J. We always thought it was a neutral--albeit boring--lunch option. Seemed like the type of food that would stay out of trouble.

We were so wrong. 

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The peanut butter and jelly sandwich has become the center of the latest conversation about racism in American education. In discussing how "white privilege" can find its way into the classroom, Portland principal Verenice Gutierrez claimed that when teachers reference the sandwich, they may be discriminating against groups of students

"What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?," Gutierrez told The Blaze. "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." 

If teachers mention PB&J, she believes, they should also bring up other food options. At her school, Harvey Scott K-8, 50 percent of students are Hispanic, 15 percent are black and nine percent are Asian.

So let's see . . . Chick-Fil-A is anti-gay, PB&J is racist. Please, oh please don't tell us grilled cheese is sexist. We might starve.  

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tianna8dog
tianna8dog

i am black and i loveee pb&j and to suggest that pb&j  is a "white privalage" is very offensive and rasict pb&j is a cheap and easy snack to make and to spend 500 grand to say its racist is insane

kaitlin.luksa
kaitlin.luksa

"Oh, us AMERICANS eat PB&J... what do YOU people eat?" Because pointing out how some students are different from the rest at every possible opportunity is the best way to make them feel included. 

danwade
danwade

Wow..I'm all for cultural diversity and identity. But this to me seems like someone doesn't have enough to do. At some point you have to quit looking for conspiracies in every corner.. and ghosts under every bed.

PerfectEnding
PerfectEnding

I have a free dessert for all those IDIOTs who bend over backwards, upside down and inside out to draw racial inferences where none exist.....A FIST Sandwich!

kimblae
kimblae

Isn’t she now the one who is racist considering that she stereotyped "white privileged" people as pb&j sandwich eaters!!

DanGarion
DanGarion

So what, should teachers only reference rice? I think rice isn't racist, unless you start adding white or brown to it...

ralphmnj
ralphmnj

@LaneChaplin @ocweekly Proof that we think too hard about the wrong things.

tootdaflute
tootdaflute

Is she aware that peanut butter was invented by a black man named George Washington Carver?  Hello?!

AmberlynneDelilah
AmberlynneDelilah

seriously? it's not racist, it's a food. just because hispanics or asians don't eat it, they do indeed live in america, and it's an american food. if an american moved to italy, would spaghetti be racist to an american? of course not. this is ridiculous. 

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

Sigh, SMDH...

 

 

OCWeeklyFood
OCWeeklyFood

@CoastalFoodWine Some people, we swear! Gracias for RT!

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