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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Racist, School Official Warns

Posted By admin On November 21, 2013 @ 12:38 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Nathan Harden
The College Fix [1]
November 21, 2013

Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?

That’s right.

Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune [2]:

“Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez asked. “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.”

…The Tribune noted that the school started the new year with “intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives,” to help educators understand their own “white privilege,” in order to “change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.””Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation — to examine a news article and discuss the ‘white privilege’ it conveys,” the Tribune added.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] The College Fix: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/15414/

[2] Portland Tribune: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/114604-schools-beat-the-drum-for-equity

[3] Man Sues TSA For $5 Million Following Peanut Butter Arrest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/man-sues-tsa-for-5-million-following-peanut-butter-arrest.html

[4] Middle School Girl Suspended Over Butter Knife: http://www.prisonplanet.com/middle-school-girl-suspended-over-butter-knife.html

[5] Belvidere School District adopts random drug testing for middle school students: http://www.prisonplanet.com/belvidere-school-district-adopts-random-drug-testing-for-middle-school-students.html

[6] Couple arrested, three-year-old girl taken into state custody for 18 hours after forgetting to pay for sandwich: http://www.prisonplanet.com/couple-arrested-three-year-old-girl-taken-into-state-custody-for-18-hours-after-forgetting-to-pay-for-sandwich.html

[7] School under fire for class that teaches white people are oppressors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/school-under-fire-for-class-that-teaches-white-people-are-oppressors.html

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