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It has come to the point that even a PB&J sandwich can be considered to have racist undertones. No, seriously Google it. It happened in Portland, OR about a month ago. A principle literately had a fit over a teacher using PB&J as a common food item. She now is pushing for the teachers to have "Courageous Conversation", this is new Social Justice lingo we must know, discussing their "white privilege" to overcome their "oppression" of minorities. What in the hell is wrong with this world.
Soon if you are caught eating a PB&J you will be considered racist.
VintageLeeLee VintageLeeLee 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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The problem is not the sandwich but has to do with cultures that don't eat sandwiches. The sandwich is common in North American white families but it is not common for newcomer families. So, when newcomer children are not allowed to bring homemade cultural foods because there's no microwaves in schools, they are made to eat sandwiches. They are made to conform to North American ideals. The school is trying to be inclusive to all their students. This is the same inclusivity that schools provide ramps or elevators for children with disabilities. The goal of schools are to include all the students.

So we should support it becoming a symbol of racism? I'm sorry but to me that is ludicrous. No one is making them conform
The principal pretty much claimed that PB&J was an example of "white privilege". The reference to it was made as an example..it had nothing to do with kids bringing other food to the school.

I also have never seen a PB&J be called exclusively white. I'm sure many, many other races in this country eat these.

"The school is also starting a drum class open only to black and Latino boys."

Do you see a problem with that?

Is it a symbol of racism? I don't think it is but it is a symbol of white privilege. Yes, pb&j is not exclusively to white people as other cultures in North America eat it as well. But I'm talking about newcomers, as in new immigrants and refugees. Recently, Portland has had a large number of Somali refugees and it is not their custom to eat sandwiches. There are tons of cultures in the world that do not. This is no different than the numberous countries that eat rice and white countries that do not. I've worked in schools for several years and I can tell you that many many races in my country do not eat sandwiches. You might see it as no one is trying to make them conform or it has nothing to do with cultural foods but it does. The school does not offer any other meal option other than white cultured foods. This is how it's white priviledge.

As for the drum classes that are black and Latino boys, the school stated they offer minority specific classes. Do I see a problem with that? No, I don't because the type of music the children playing have an cultural element, such as African drums or samba, etc. Which are not played in traditional white dominated school. Schools teach Beethoven or other white musicians and play music that is culturally defined as white without any mention music and instruments of people of colour. I don't see a problem with it because the class recognizes these children's cultural music. The school also stated anyone can join these drum classes as no child is turned away.

" I don't think it is but it is a symbol of white privilege. Yes, pb&j is not exclusively to white people as other cultures in North America eat it as well."

How is that white privilege then?

"The school does not offer any other meal option other than white cultured foods. "

Last high school I went to offered what the Department of Education okay'd. We had microwaves for students that needed to bring their own lunches. We had burritos, rice, pizza, ect.

" No, I don't because the type of music the children playing have an cultural element, such as African drums or samba, etc. Which are not played in traditional white dominated school"

I went to a white dominated school. We were introduced to Samba, African Music, Latin Jazz, traditional Chinese music, ect. Also studied more than Beethoven composer wise.

I'm not seeing how American food is considered "white cultured foods".