(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The reputation of a New York middle school for being a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion came under fire after it kicked off Black History Month by serving what leftist snowflakes deemed was a racist meal of fried chicken, waffles and watermelon.
On Feb. 1, Aramark, the food vendor for New York Public Schools, changed their scheduled lunch menu “without notice” for Nyack Middle School, serving the fried chicken dish and the fruit for dessert, according to the Post Millennial.
The next day, the school principal David Johnson wrote a letter notifying parents about the scandal and condemned it by calling it “culturally insensitive.”
“We are extremely disappointed by this regrettable situation and apologize to the entire Nyack community for the cultural insensitivity displayed by our food service provider,” he said.
“I am disappointed that Aramark would serve items that differed from the published monthly menu. Especially items that reinforce negative stereotypes concerning the African-American Community.”
He also added that Aramark would use this situation as a learning opportunity to be more mindful when making decisions that impact the students.
Aramark did issue an apology and stated it will partake in the so-called “anti-racism training” that will be provided by the school district.
“While our menu was not intended as a cultural meal, we acknowledge that the timing was inappropriate, and our team should have been more thoughtful in its service,” Aramark wrote in the statement.
“This was a mistake and does not represent the values of our company, and we are committed to doing better in the future.”
In its statement, Aramark also announced that it would be partnering with the district so that employees who work in the schools would participate in a training that “aligns to the Nyack School District’s vision and commitment to equity-driven work.”
“We believe this will provide a good learning opportunity to deepen understanding on the impact of systemic biases and negative stereotypes concerning the African-American Community,” the vendor said.