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  1. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:25 am
    Link: School Celebrates Black History Month At Lunchtime - Can You Guess What They Served?
  2. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:32 am
    Fried chicken, watermelon and corn bread. Of course some idiot left out the grape soda pop.
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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:35 am
    Does sound good though...
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am
    Left out grape cool-aid...someone will say.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:51 am
    Hey! They left out grape Kool-Aid!
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    bolle54 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:52 am
    i dont get it why is it a probleem we eat this in europe if you are black or white its no probleem. you america why you make everting so a probleem
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      Squidbush Male 40-49
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      February 9, 2016 at 11:32 am
      Many Americans have made it their life goal to be offended by literally everything.
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    gammapane Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:10 am
    where`s my chicken n waffles?!?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:19 am
    So change it to peanutbutter sammiches, peanutbutter cookies, celery and peanutbutter.

    And for those allergic to peanutbutter... fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

    IAB Feedback: Whatever link that was you posted, don`t do that. A lot of us at work have pooty computers and that took 4 times longer to load, and then would play 3-5 seconds - freeze 3-5 seconds - play 3-5 seconds.

    Totally unwatchable on a company computer. I`ll have to wait till I get home..

    Well, guess I`ll go give the company some of my time now.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:27 am
    "you america why you make everting so a problem"

    Ask the racists:



    America has a long history of a group of people blaming other people for their problems. BUT, Europe has their own (e.g., Nazis, skinheads).
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:29 am
    At our local Wally World they sell Corn Bread only at this time of year which is a pity.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Of course black people love fried chicken and ribs. You know why?... IT`S FREAKIN DELICIOUS! Everybody loves fried chicken and ribs! My lily white husband can`t get enough watermelon...is he reaching out to the black community? No it`s just darn tasty. So is cornbread.

    Greens are less popular but I love me a mess of greens. It`s a southern thing, white or black.
  13. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:43 am
    I don`t get it. Fried Chicken, Watermelon and Corn Bread isn`t a `black` thing. It`s a `southern` thing.

    In Da South, Fried Chicken is a staple. As is Corn Bread. NO supper is complete without either Corn Bread or biscuits. And Watermelon is a summertime treat.

    TheZigRat-they sell Corn Bread only at this time of year
    Sell? Cornbread?

    You can`t BUY proper cornbread. It has to be made from scratch: Cornmeal, milk, egg, shortening....and it can only be baked in an cast-iron skillet.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am
    "I don`t get it. Fried Chicken, Watermelon and Corn Bread isn`t a `black` thing. It`s a `southern` thing. "

    You are old enough to know there is a LONG history of racists making cartoons of "big-lipped black people" eating those foods, chicken and watermelon in particular. Look at the picture I just posted as an example of people STILL doing it. Over and over again to try to make fools of black people. You have to be pretending to not understand why putting those particular foods on a menu for black history month wouldn`t be upsetting for people old enough to remember those days (and still seeing crap like that from the far right wing to insult Obama and try to delegitimize his presidency).
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 10:13 am

    "I don`t get it. Fried Chicken, Watermelon and Corn Bread isn`t a `black` thing. It`s a `southern` thing."
    When blacks migrated north after the civil war they took the southern foods with them naturally. Yankees didn`t eat that stuff so it became associated with the black community. Soul Food is really just southern cooking.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 10:14 am
    Question is what else would you serve?
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:08 am
    and if they were doing Italian month, they would serve pasta. Canadian month would have been beer, donuts, and spam. Every culture has stereotypical foods they enjoy. Doesn`t have to be racist.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:13 am
    "Question is what else would you serve?"

    Anything besides fried chicken and watermelon when you know damn well the negative stereotype that food represents. Pretty simple. Black people eat the same food as white people, especially in freakin` California. I don`t know why this is so hard to understand. Boggles my mind that so many people are so clueless (or more likely pretend to be clueless when they do something racist and someone calls them on it.)
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:26 am
    If its racist then why isn`t fried chicken and/or watermelon banned? :D (maybe its high-capacity chicken buckets that`s the problem wakka wakka wakka! )
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:31 am
    "Doesn`t have to be racist."

    It is when it`s mean-spirited and a historically oppressive group of people doing it to the people they oppressed. It`s the intent. Canadians don`t care if Americans make fun of them because white Americans didn`t oppress them for centuries in the past. I`m willing to bet the person who chose that menu is one of those white "why do THEY get a special month" people. No other reason to do something so blatantly racist. An adult would have to be a total moron to not know the history of that food combo when associated with black history month.

    Like people here have said, EVERYBODY likes chicken and watermelon. Why is it being made as a special lunch for black history month? BECAUSE of the mean-spirited stereotype. Why not ribs, collard greens, mac and cheese and grits if you want to go ethnic? Why didn`t they ask the black student`s union for menu input BEFORE they chose the menu?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:56 am
    lauriloo- You have to be pretending to not understand why putting those particular foods on a menu for black history month wouldn`t be upsetting
    It`s only upsetting because some people WANT to be `upset`. We have an entire industry that exist for the sole purpose of being `offended`.

    There`s nothing offensive about Chicken, Watermelon and cornbread. The fact that blacks tend to like it, as well as whites and latinos. That fact is not racist.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:57 am
    lauriloo-[quote"> Why is it being made as a special lunch for black history month?[/quote">
    Maybe because of large portion of blacks consider it `soul food`.

    When you invite a Korean friend over, some people tend to want to serve them korean dishes (even though NON-Korean people eat it too). This is no different. Now, if they were celebrating Korean history and tried to serve stir-fried-cat, THAT would be offensive.

    At least they didn`t serve Chit`lins.

    You`ve already demonstrated your willfull ignorance on guns and the tea party, please try not to make an ass of yourself on this, too.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    Fried chicken watermelon etc etc is a stereotype not racism. Racism is in the heart, not objects and things. Just like objects and things can`t be good or evil. Racism is in the heart and horribly damaging when used as a tool to hurt others just for the sake of hurting them. Stereotypes are just that... HARMLESS stereotypes that only become a problem when you try to make it one. "Whites cant dance" (and i can`t.. not a damn lick and i have ZERO rhythm to boot) isnt racist any more than saying blacks are better athletes because they`re black. they are! they`re physically superior in so many ways its not funny, but pointing that out is racist? newp.

    If fried chicken and watermelon were the foods that slave owners forced their slaves to eat, THEN serving it should be a problem, otherwise pass me a leg and lighten up Francis.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm
    MelCervini- and lighten up Francis.
  25. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm
    Stop being offended by every little thing. It`s a sign of weakness...giving power over you to somebody else simply because they said or did something you don`t like.
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    h2oxy Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm



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    h2oxy Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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    powwowjj Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm
    Everyone was outraged and not to mention offended.
    However, all the black kids had the best lunch ever at school!
  29. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    If you pause and read the letter, all they cared about was the watermelon getting 86`d from the menu.

    Also, why is it when there is a "black" story the news shows always have to scare up a black reporter? If they only report facts does the reporter`s race have an impact? Facts iz facts...izn`t they?
  30. Profile photo of TheZigRat
    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm
    It was the Black Student Union that decided on the menu
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    "You can`t BUY proper cornbread. It has to be made from scratch: Cornmeal, milk, egg, shortening....and it can only be baked in an cast-iron skillet."

    So True
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    propagandi Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm
    What was the menu during White History Month?
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    "What was the menu during White History Month?`

    Crackers, sour grapes and Whine.

    All the white people on here, whining when a mirror is held up to their a-holery. Deny, deny, deny.

    Denying that there are white people who still want to be a-holes to black people doesn`t help us get along. The evidence is all around us so why constantly deny it? Can`t people make a SMALL effort to be considerate to other people? I know it`s hard for people on here to do it, but in general?
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm
    "It was the Black Student Union that decided on the menu"
    No they didn`t, Watch the report again. They were asked after the outrage and asked that the watermelon be taken off, since it`s the most obvious insult. Watermelon isn`t exactly a fruit commonly known for being eaten in winter, now is it?

    Psst, Gerry, there are a lot of black reporters now.
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    midnight_fog Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm
    I used to work in a high school kitchen. On St. Patricks Day we used to serve corned beef and cabbage, on Cinco De Mayo we would serve Burritos or enchiladas with refried beans and rice. Why aren`t people bitching about that.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Denying that there are white people who still want to be a-holes to black people doesn`t help us get along. The evidence is all around us so why constantly deny it? Can`t people make a SMALL effort to be considerate to other people? I know it`s hard for people on here to do it, but in general?

    Irony is you could flip those two groups and it`d still be very valid but when you bring that up it`d racist.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm
    How many years did we enslave, torture and lynch Irish and Mexican people?

    ROFL!!!! Do some research or should I do it for you?
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    "Irony is you could flip those two groups and it`d still be very valid but when you bring that up it`d racist."

    Boo hoo, poor white people. You make me embarrassed to be caucasian.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm
    "ROFL!!!! Do some research or should I do it for you?"

    Please do. Irish and Mexican people have been looked down on by white people but not nearly to the extent and length of black people. Really, who HAVEN`T white people crapped on?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm
    Boo hoo, poor white people. You make me embarrassed to be caucasian.

    Right still waiting for a valid response that proves it wrong.....
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm
    Please do. Irish and Mexican people have been looked down on by white people but not nearly to the extent and length of black people. Really, who HAVEN`T white people crapped on?

    What color are Irish people again????
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    "I used to work in a high school kitchen. On St. Patricks Day we used to serve corned beef and cabbage, on Cinco De Mayo we would serve Burritos or enchiladas with refried beans and rice. Why aren`t people bitching about that."

    How many years did we enslave, torture and lynch Irish and Mexican people? How long did we make them use separate schools, separate seats on the bus, separate water fountains, prevent them from voting, lynch them for touching white women?

    Besides, Irish and Mexicans have a certain food culture because it`s from a separate country. Black history month isn`t about black people in Africa, it`s about black people in America and they ate American food so there isn`t really a different food for them. Yes, there`s regional food but not "Black" food.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm
    Should we look at Africas current track record of black warloards crapping on black people or blacks enslaving blacks back in the day or would this make your head explode from lack of blame?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm
    [quote">Yes, there`s regional food but not "Black" food.[/quote[

    Soul food. Pretty tasty actually but I guess that`s racist if anyone but black people promote it for what it is......not that that could be racist in anyway LOL!
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    fried chicken, cornbread, watermelon, and greens. OMG. i`d eat that every day. have you seen the dreck that passes for school lunches these days? sorry, but i`m too much of a compulsive eater to be offended.
  46. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm
    "What color are Irish people again????"

    OMG- Who was being crappy to the Irish? Non-Irish WHITE people. Do I have to draw a Venn diagram to split off the different white people who crapped on other people? White people crap on white Jewish people, too. Technically, middle eastern people are white so other white people crap on THOSE white people. But there`s a common thread here.

    "Should we look at Africas current track record of black warloards crapping on black people or blacks enslaving blacks back in the day or would this make your head explode from lack of blame?"

    What does that have to do with what happens in America and this post in particular? I`m talking about white people on IAB not getting that things like this are crappy to do to other people when they KNOW it will upset them. Trolling in real life for no reason other than to be a jerk.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:24 pm
    "Soul food. "

    Do a search for "watermelon" on that page and see what you get.

    I don`t know if you are just dense or just pretending you don`t understand the intent of a person who puts fried chicken and watermelon on a Black History lunch menu. You could serve that any other day and it would mean nothing. If you don`t get the difference, you`re hopeless.
  48. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm
    OMG- Who was being crappy to the Irish?

    ROFL!!! Ya the almost 100 years of conflict between Ireland and Britian/UK were just a minor misunderstanding. There`s also this sort of thing......

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm
    I don`t know if you are just dense or just pretending you don`t understand the intent of a person who puts fried chicken and watermelon on a Black History lunch menu. You could serve that any other day and it would mean nothing. If you don`t get the difference, you`re hopeless.

    Corn beef and cabbage is common on saint pats day here but no one bitches mabey you should learn something about what being a whineball over stupid s**t gets you. Making a month for a specific skin color just perpetuates bulls**t.
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    Anyone ever wonder why the U.S. catches the most crap about slavery when we were one of the countries with the fewest?
    Oh that`s right, it furthers a cause that some have that were never around to suffer through slavery nor is anyone alive that propagated it.
    I feel sympathy for black people that went through it, but not for today`s black people. Please don`t tell me that a black person can`t get a fair deal in today`s society. That card is gone.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm
    I don`t understand why, my friend the trash man know what you eat and black people eat fried chicken, watermelon, and grape drink. And we live in Ohio.
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    infantry0 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm
    just because some white people are ignorant, doesn`t mean they should be treated as racist. A lot of white people have never been around black people. But they are trying to do their best. What if it was chitterlings and greens. Still offensive? Get over yourselves, people.
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    infantry0 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    Stereotypes exist because the majority of people of that particular culture act/look a certain way. Blacks don`t get offended when you say they`re all great athletes with giant penises.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm
    We should all just pretend that blacks (excuse me, African-Americans), Indians (excuse me, Native Americans), and other hypersensitive minorities never existed.
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    draino123 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm
    i cant quit laughing!!!! how did i know what they were gonna serve?!?
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2014 at 11:31 pm
    you know why black people like fried chicken and cornbread? the same reason i do (i`m white btw) its drating delicious
  57. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    February 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm
    lauriloo-You make me embarrassed to be caucasian.
    It`s already obvious that you ARE embarrassed to be caucasion, and suffer from delusions of white guilt. Everytime you interact with a black person you`re overcome by guilt over the possibility that you`ve mistreated them without knowing it.

    You don`t even realize how racist your attitude is.

    Part of that entire willful ignorance thang. All `feels`, no `facts.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2014 at 8:37 am
    Cheryl hurd... and she ain`t happy.

    But really, what else would they have served?
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    February 10, 2014 at 10:40 am
    To all of you professing to not get why this is an issue:

    This is why it is an issue. Just look at some of those images and still ask why that menu was a slap in the face.



    You ALL should be very well aware of this historical FACT (at least you Americans should be) so you are either totally ignorant or being outright deceitful simply to bolster your own racism. Which is it?

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