Is Peanut Butter and Jelly Racist? One School Says Yes
Political correctness gone WILD doesn't even BEGIN to describe this one. An elementary and middle school principal in Portland, Oregon just spoke out against PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES . . . for being culturally insensitive.
--40-year-old Dr. Verenice Gutierrez is the principal of Harvey Scott K-thru-8 School in Portland. It's a school with 500 kids: 50% are Hispanic, 15% are black, 9% are Asian, and 85% are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
--So according to the "Portland Tribune", Principal Gutierrez, quote, "picks up on the subtle language of racism every day."
--For example, last school year a teacher used a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as an example in a lesson. And now, she'd recommend against that.
--Quote, "What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches? 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."
--Although apparently she isn't worried about telling these kids they're not American because they don't eat peanut butter and jelly? Even though most of the kids probably ARE American, with foreign-born parents.
Political correctness has to have limits. There needs to be a point where common sense kicks in and the notion that a child could have hurt feelings because of a mention of PB&J needs to be completely rejected. Then the program that suggests such an absurdity needs to be rejected as well.
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