Thursday, January 27, 2011

UC Irvine Celebrates Martin Luther King Day with Chicken and Waffles Lunch

 The University of California-Irvine decided to do something special for Martin Luther King Day. A last minute decision by the cafeteria staff led to the serving of a very special MLK feast. Chicken and Waffles.... They whipped up this racially insensitive smorgasbord and placed a sign out in front of the Pippin Commons cafeteria that read "MLK Holiday Special: Chicken and Waffles" Frankly, that sounds kind of tasty. I lived in Tennessee for some time and King was from Atlanta, Ga and traveled to Tennessee often. I don't know what those states looked like in his day, but now there is a fried chicken place or a Waffle House on almost every corner.

Let's face facts folks. People from different parts of the country eat different things. In the south chicken, pork,collard greens, fried okra, and yes, even waffles are quite common dishes. We need to stop thinking that food defines your race. It can, but in this particular case, this ill-conceived lunch defined geographical location, and not race. But hey, what do I know, I'm a racist, homophobic, bigoted, Nazi conservative who wants to kill babies and old people by taking away their health care.

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