Nobody Said a PB&J Was Racist, Sandwich Experts Say

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Yesterday, our sister paper in the OC picked up on a piece that was firing up the net: A Portland school principal's contention that a

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Nobody Said a PB&J Was Racist, Sandwich Experts Say

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    pants on fire.jpg
    Yesterday, our sister paper in the OC picked up on a piece that was firing up the net: A Portland school principal's contention that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was racist.

    *See Also: Politically Correct Portland Says A Goddamn PB&J is Racist

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    Never passing up a chance to dump on Portland, we at the Daily Weekly re-ran the post, and you, faithful readers, read it, judging from the 100 or so "likes" it got.

    But in the interest of fairness, today we bring you some cold water to splash on your burning contempt for PDX, courtesy of Poltifact.com, that killjoy publication that always has to snuff out a good piece of hyperbole and Republican talking points.

    According to the site, the suggestion that the school superintendent called any sandwich "racist" is a "pants-on-fire" lie. (Before I go any farther, I'd like to note that the Pulitzer-prize winning Huffington Post and Daily Kos also went with the "PB&J is racist" headline.)

    The site quotes Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby saying that the principal, Verenice Gutierrez, never even used the word "racist" when talking about how a sandwich is not a common food in all cultures.

    "It's not that the PB&J sandwich is racist. That's silly," he said. The reporter "asked her about the goal of this work and what her desire was, and she told her that it was to have culturally relevant instruction in every classroom, and what that might look like.

    "The work is not to point fingers and figure out what is racist."

    In other words, accusing the sandwich of oppression is quite different from saying that it would be useful to include other foods when talking to students who don't eat sandwiches for lunch.

    So, in conclusion, Portland is full of ninny hipsters.

     
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