Principal Verenice Guiterrez, who certainly voted for Obama, runs the Harvey Scott School (K-8) in Portland, Oregon. And she has made an announcement that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist!
Why? Because, as Principal Guiterrez explained, this effort effort
was made to, “improve education for students of color.” She noted that
some students – such as those from Mexico or Somalia – haven’t eaten
bread in their culture. Instead, they eat pitas, tortas, and other bread
Therefore, the serving of delicious PB&Js is a brazen display of
white privilege. The Principal wants to cancel out this supposed racial
privilege and “change their teaching practices to boost minority
How is this possible? Food can’t make racial comments… And a sandwich
can’t even watch The Dukes of Hazzard. It is two slices of bread, with
your favorite jelly and crunchy or creamy peanut butter. Most children
think they are delicious, and I bet you probably still eat them.
They are nutritious, full of energy, and are cheap. That’s why millions of people eat PB&Js every day!
I wonder if I should rush to the store and buy whole grain wheat bread. Perhaps that would boost my kitchen’s racial diversity?
This has gone too far. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are not racist and children should be allowed to eat them.