HuffPo: 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.
The sandwich was reportedly mentioned in a lesson plan last year. Verenice Gutierrez from the Harvey Scott K-8 School used it as an example of a subtle form of racism in language, according to the report.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez said, according to the Tribune. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”
If peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist, I don’t want to be politically correct. Watch out folks, your a sexist if you drink beer, because women are more likely to drink wine than beer so if you drink beer you’re promoting sexism. Hey, if you put ice in your water you’re an elitist because kids in Africa don’t have freezers so they don’t have ice. I don’t fucking get this. If PB&J sandwiches are racist, then so are burgers, hot dogs, apple pie, and basically everything else Americans stole from other cultures and call Americana.
First it was dodgeball that was banned because too many kids are pussies. Then they banned freeze tag in New York because fat kids can’t keep up with the kids that have responsible parents. Yes, freeze tag was banned from public schools and camps. What the fuck is this country coming to? We’re breeding a generation of complete fucking pussies. Can we just fucking secede already? Seriously. Down with the fucking Union. Let California and New England and New York and fucking Jersey have their nanny states where soda and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and dodgeball and guns are banned. They can call themselves The Pussified States of America Where The Government Takes Care Of Everything And Everybody Is Special.