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PC Alert! Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Are Now Racist

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Principal Verenice Guiterrez

A lunchtime staple of students for years, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered one of the more popular items found in the sack lunches of school children. But in conjunction with recent equity training in local Portland schools, one principal is raising questions about the mention of the sandwich, arguing it has broader implications about race, the Portland Tribune reports. [5] With so many sensitive “politically correct” problems now, we’re now living in a society where even FOOD can be deemed racist. [1] We’re not kidding! These biased and ethnocentric eating habits are oppressing minorities. Such intolerance and racist behavior can no longer be tolerated in our public schools. [13] If you have ever had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, you are no better than the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. [18] What kind of idiot would come out with stuff like that you ask? Well, there she is. 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 was made to, “improve education for students of color.” [1] 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 substitutes. Therefore, the serving of delicious PB&Js is a brazen display of white privilege. [1] The brainwashing re-education campaign to stamp out this intolerant behavior is in full swing. [13] The Principal wants to cancel out this supposed racial privilege and “change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.” [1] You think this is crazy? You’re not alone. But they are sticking to their story. The Oregon principal “picks up on the subtle language of racism” every day, and used the seemingly innocent looking peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to illustrate her point, according to Fox News. [8] Liberals are truly beyond parody. [19] Even they have to realize that attacking an innocent sandwich is just ridiculous….[17] You can read more about principal Gutierrez’s sandwich-sensitivity philosophy here. It is also important to note that this wisdom came to the Portland schools at a cost of about a half-million dollars. [11] Next time you’re in the bread aisle at the grocery store, you may want to think twice. Sensitive liberal educators are now recommending the “torta” or the “pita” as a more culturally inclusive alternative. [10] Right-wing blogs like Breitbart and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze are (actually) salivating at the mouth (probably because sandwiches are delicious) due to the fact that this is a legitimate example of political correctness going too far… [3] One commenter at the Portland Tribune observed that the phrase “as American as apple pie” could also be seen as racist if “people of color don’t eat it.” [16] “Guess what? When everything is racist, then nothing actually is,” Twitchy said. [22]

PBJ-racist-370x277  PC Alert! Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Are Now Racist PBJ racist 370x277As noted by Education Action Group, a critic of government schools and the unions that dominate then, Portland’s approach has been heavily (and expensively) influenced by Pacific Education Group (PEG), a loopy-left outfit that is much bothered about the alleged problem of “white privilege,” i.e. the normative presentation of cultural assumptions, habits, and ideals that are in its view a little too pale and un-diverse. [11] As part of a training program known as “Courageous Conversations” that has been phased into Portland schools in recent years, the Tribune reports that staff members at Gutierrez’s school have been going through trainings, classroom observations and exercises, such as reading a news article and then talking about it from the perspective of “white privilege.” [5] [7] According to the group’s website, their aim is to help minority students through initiatives that address racial educational disparities, “intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively.” [5] Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own “white privilege,” then they can change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance. [14] Like many if not all of PPS’ leaders, Gutierrez has gone through California-based consultant Glenn Singleton’s “Coaching for Educational Equity,” a weeklong seminar on race and how it affects life; she’s also become an “affiliate,” certified to teach the equity curriculum; and she serves on the district’s administrative committee to address systematic racism, a group that meets every other week. [14] “Our focus school and our Superintendent’s mandate that we improve education for students of color, particularly Black and Brown boys, will provide us with many opportunities to use the protocols of Courageous Conversations in data teams, team meetings, staff meetings, and conversations amongst one another,” Guitierrez’ letter to staff reads. [14]

Since word of the news spread, however, several bloggers and Twitter users took issue with the claim that a sandwich might be racially charged and deemed the principal’s statements absurd. [5] How is this possible? Food can’t make racial comments… It is two slices of bread, with your favorite jelly and crunchy or creamy peanut butter. Most children think they are delicious. They are nutritious, full of energy, and are cheap. [1] That’s why millions of people eat PB&Js every day! This has gone too far. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are not racist and children should be allowed to eat them. [1] It’s relatively easy to see the point they are trying to make – that we should be more concious of others – but they are going about it with an incredibly bad way, concentrating on a leaf when there’s a goddam forest fire all around them. Maybe they do eat a torta or a pita but jesus fucking christ we are talking about a goddam sandwich here. [3] This is the kind of liberal brainwanking that makes people hate liberals. [3] The author of a post on Twitchy.com wrote that “The sane are quick to rightly mock this latest asinine claim.”

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Robb Cowie

Robb Cowie, the communications director for Portland Public schools, told Fox News that the district was on board with Gutierrez’s comments. “Persistently we have not done a good enough job educating students of color and specifically African-American students,” Cowie told Fox News. “That’s what the program is addressing. How can we find a way to support African American students, their families – so that we are producing better outcomes and narrowing the achievement gap.” [5] [8] Recent data from the U.S. Department of Education highlighted racial inequity in a survey of 72,000 schools. Minority students faced harsher discipline and were more likely to be taught by lower paid teachers with less experience than white students, according to a press release. [5] Harvey Scott K-8 School is about 50 percent Hispanic. Fifteen percent of the students are black. Nine percent are Asian. Over 80 percent qualify for free or reduced lunches. [7] Unsurprisingly, the school is also terrible academically. The Oregon Department of Education indentified Harvey Scott K-8 as among the lowest 15 percent in the state in academic performance. [7] Government-monopoly schools are probably the single most destructive public institution in American life. Think hard about to whom it is you are entrusting your children for 13 years. [11]

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[1] Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches Are Now…. RACIST?, The Political Insider, July 9, 2015 at 10:54 am
[4] Peanut Butter and Jelly Deemed Racist, Conservative Post, Jun 24, 2015 1:02pm
[5] Katherine Bindley, Peanut Butter And Jelly Racist? Portland School Principal Ties Sandwich To White Privilege, The Huffington Post, 09/12/2012 6:53 pm EDT
[7] Eric Owens, Now peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist, Daily Caller, 10:50 PM 11/21/2013
[10] Nathan Harden, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is Racist, Says Portland School Official, The College Fix, November 21, 2013
[11] Kevin D. Williamson, The Case of the Racist PB&J, The National Review, October 21, 2013 12:42 PM
[13] Chris Banescu, Put Away Your Racist Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, American Thinker, November 22, 2013
[14] Jennifer Anderson, Schools beat the drum for equity, Portland Tribune, Thursday, 06 September 2012 01:00
[16] Joe Newby, Portland school sees racism in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, The Examiner, September 10, 2012 7:13 PM MST
[17] Katie McGuire, Childhood Classic Peanut Butter & Jelly Declared RACIST – Yes, Really, Joe for America, July 2, 2013
[18] Brian Anderson, A Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich Is Racist, Downtrend, November 21, 2013
[19] Joshua Riddle, Obama’s America: Guess which lunch time sandwich has now been deemed racist?, Young Conservatives, November 21, 2013 7:03
[20] Now peanut butter and jelly is ‘racist’, WND, 09/09/2012 at 10:54 PM

 

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