Don’t Serve Fried Chicken and Waffles on MLK Day

Some people are really stupid.  Like whoever at UC Irvine thought it would be a great idea to serve fried chicken and waffles on MLK Day.  The LA Times has the story:

A last-minute decision to serve fried chicken and waffles at a campus dining hall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. was a regrettable choice and lacked sensitivity, UC Irvine officials acknowledged Wednesday.

The meal was served at Pippin Commons on Jan. 17, the first day of UC Irvine’s 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. symposium. The theme of the three-day campus event was “Uniting Our Voice for Change.” Past speakers have included Julian Bond, the late Dick Gregory and the late Yolanda King, the civil rights leader’s daughter.

The menu and a sign in the dining hall reading “MLK Holiday Special: Chicken and Waffles” were pulled together at the last minute by a chef and other cafeteria staff members, said UC Irvine spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon.

Officials with Aramark Corp., which provides dining services for student housing, said they would conduct cultural sensitivity training for all managers and chefs.

At first, after just reading the headline, I though “wow, what an unfortunate coincidence.”  But after learning that this was done INTENTIONALLY, I gotta ask “what were they thinking?!”  Yes, I got a good chuckle from this story, especially the part about “sensitivity training,” which is a bunch of B.S.  Sensitivity training was set up to pacify those who play the race card, and it serves almost no practical purpose.

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2 responses to “Don’t Serve Fried Chicken and Waffles on MLK Day

  1. laura l

    Why not just give ‘sensitivity training’ to the owners of ‘Chicken and Waffle’ establishments in black neighborhoods? Are we ever going to get to the point where ‘fried chicken’ is no longer some sort of a slur? I have no point, and it was a dumb thing to do.

  2. joeremi

    They did it on purpose? That’s hysterical.