Catholic school apologizes for fried chicken, watermelon Black History Month menu
A group of students at the Carondelet High School in California added fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon to the school menu in honor of Black History Month. The school pulled the menu after backlash.
Administrators at Carondelet High School, an all-girls Catholic institution, are facing questions after announcing that it would celebrate Black History Month by having a special lunch of fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon.
A California high school is under fire for a lunchtime faux pas.
Some parents and pupils at Carondelet High School were offended after finding out the all-girls school planned to serve up fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon to celebrate Black History Month.
Carondelet promptly removed the meal from its menu and apologized for the decision, NBC Bay Area reports. The school also held a diversity assembly on Wednesday.
"I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Principal Nancy Libby said in an apology letter sent to parents. "Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes."