Now Racist: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Via Twitchy (via @snarkandboobs) with the sarcasm and such, a Portland educator wants you to ponder all the ethnonormative assumptions packed into your PB&J.

By the way, the Portland Tribune isn't snarky about this -- they give this idiot the Bold Hero Slant.

Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.

Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“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.”

Guitierrez, along with all of Portland Public Schools’ principals, will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of “Courageous Conversations,” the district-wide equity training being implemented in every building in phases during the past few years.

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.

I remember reading, say, 20-25 years ago, a pundit fretting about the loss of liberal persuasiveness -- why was the public growing tired of liberal appeals and electing awful insane conservatives?

The proposed answer was "Compassion Fatigue." That liberals had created such a vast and sprawling list of things we all needed to be compassionate about, and think lots of bien pensant thoughts about, that many were getting weary of it all and just wanted to get back to something called "living our own lives."

Do we ever get to just make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich for a kid, or do we have to don the hairshirt whenever we do anything?

"Courageous Conversations:" These seem to be the "Courageous Conversations" referenced in the article. Via @morgenr.

Again I ask: Can I ever stop learning about you and just live my life?

Posted by: Ace at 02:46 PM



Comments

1 Are hairshirts covered under Obamacare?

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at September 10, 2012 02:48 PM (1+CnU)

2 This is BAD and you should feel BAD.

Posted by: Mister "H" at September 10, 2012 02:49 PM (3j8I9)

3 It used to be that one generation in those same folks would be eating pb and js.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2012 02:49 PM (mjR67)

4 Wouldn't it be racist to assume that Somali and Hispanic students don't like PBJs?

Posted by: pep at September 10, 2012 02:49 PM (YXmuI)

5 >“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.”



I think what they're saying is that all sandwiches are racist especially bacon sandwiches when considering the Muslims.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 10, 2012 02:50 PM (fLk7W)

6 As long as they leave my waffles alone, I don't care what they do.

Posted by: Berry Soetoro at September 10, 2012 02:51 PM (vYB+W)

7 Bringing PBJ to school used to be a sign of being poor(er), or of a spendthrift parent. Now it's a symbol of the oppression of the conquistadors.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at September 10, 2012 02:51 PM (XrGnJ)

8 I never thought to see the day where a simple PBJ would be considered "white privilege".

Oh, and Verenice Gutierrez can go make me a sandwich.

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 02:51 PM (GQ8sn)

9 Didn't a black man invent peanut butter? Oh, it's the white bread they object to. Nevermind, carry on, racists.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2012 02:51 PM (mjR67)

10 Add in the chemical warfare allegations wrt "big peanut" and....

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2012 02:52 PM (LRFds)

11 I have eaten at least one PBJ sandwich just about every day of my life. That must make me an honorary Grand Wizard.

Posted by: LIGuy at September 10, 2012 02:52 PM (+usC4)

12 If your aim is to create the New Man, making him doubt everything would be a great first step.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 10, 2012 02:52 PM (xrX4n)

13
Bringing PBJ to school used to be a sign of being poor(er), or of a spendthrift parent.


In my county, PBJ sandwiches are the "free lunches" for parents who can't afford to pack their children a lunch.

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 02:52 PM (GQ8sn)

14 Yay, I was racist at lunch today! I filled my quota.

Now, what to have tomorrow? Something organic?

Posted by: red sweater at September 10, 2012 02:52 PM (Xwgt3)

15 Do we ever get to just make a peanut butter jelly sandwich for a kid, or do we have to don the hairshirt whenever we do anything?



"I'm just trying to eat my [non-inclusive] waffle here."

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 10, 2012 02:52 PM (X/+QT)

16 OK... if he had said anglophones eat sandwiches he may have had 1/5th ofa point.

Americans do? PBJ? All of them? I don't eat PBJ, does that make me a terrorist?

But I like how "americans eat sandwiches, how bout you" specifically implies because a kid is somali or hispanic or likes pita bread, he isn't american.

Of all which being really crucial to learning math.

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 02:53 PM (TULs6)

17

Now we see the violence inherent in the sandwich!

Help, HELP! I'm being oppressed!

Posted by: imp at September 10, 2012 02:53 PM (UaxA0)

18 If you ask for white meat at a KFC, it means you are a member of the KKK.

Posted by: Berry Soetoro at September 10, 2012 02:53 PM (vYB+W)

19
So Mr Gutierrez... yer saying that we, as white privileged honky folks, should think of Hispanics as pita eating taco benders????

Zactly who you calling "racist"???

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2012 02:53 PM (C8hzL)

20 via @snarkandboobs

Lori Ziganto's got a great handle!

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 02:53 PM (GQ8sn)

21 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 02:54 PM (8y9MW)

22 "Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

Maybe the teacher can eat shit.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 02:54 PM (R18D0)

23 SMOD can't get here soon enough. These people just do this crap for one of four reasons.
1. To distract from the awful teaching job they are doing.
2. To continue the societal decent into PC socialism.
3. They are racist themselves, seeing every white child as some future slave holder.
4. They really are that stupid. It's an F'n Sandwich, Idiots.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 10, 2012 02:54 PM (PHb2k)

24 What the fuck did I do now?

Posted by: White Bread at September 10, 2012 02:54 PM (R18D0)

25 Is that a whip or a cane in Mr. Peanuts hand?

Posted by: art garfunkels ugly kid at September 10, 2012 02:55 PM (0yt8C)

26 Ban hot dogs!!!!

Posted by: Lesbian carpet munchers club at September 10, 2012 02:55 PM (vYB+W)

27 Oh for fuck's sake.

What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“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.”


You know what I'd say? I'd say, "Hey little Jose, you live in America now. You know that Subway shop you pass every day on the way to school? That's where they make sandwiches. They're really good. You should eat some when you're not eating your arroz con pollo. This is America."

Jesus, how insulting can they be? "Little Mbutu doesn't know what a sandwich is, so we can't mention sandwiches." Hey, how about instead of denying the kid the opportunity to LEARN ABOUT SANDWICHES IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, maybe we stop thinking about it so much and just fucking let a sandwich be a g-ddamn sandwich. If I was in Somalia (God forbid) I'd expect to learn about the local foodstuffs because I'd want to be able to eat. What do they eat in Somalia anyway? I mean, besides stuff they pirated off Western ships, looted from Christians and Jews, or scrounged out from under a rock?

(Oooh, I'm so racist)

Holy fuck noodles I hate these people. I hate them with a blinding passion.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at September 10, 2012 02:55 PM (4df7R)

28 Peanut Butter was discovered/invented by George Washington Carver.
GW Carver was a black man.
Therefore Peanut butter sandwiches (with or without jelly) are Racist.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 02:56 PM (8y9MW)

29 It's peanutbutter jelly time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZAGBL6UBA

Posted by: Dancing Banana at September 10, 2012 02:56 PM (XvHmy)

30 That Hamburger guy is a racist.

Posted by: Earle of Sandwich at September 10, 2012 02:56 PM (mjR67)

31 How about less concern over the objects in word problems, and more concern over whether little Timmy (and Jose, and Achmed) can solve the problem?

Posted by: red sweater at September 10, 2012 02:56 PM (Xwgt3)

32 I had PB Jelly toast this morning. Does that count?

Posted by: AndrewsDad at September 10, 2012 02:57 PM (C2//T)

33 Which is more racist? Crunchy or creamy?

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at September 10, 2012 02:57 PM (9HhTH)

34 27 mwr,

The nice thing is they are making every argument foe a divorce for us.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2012 02:57 PM (LRFds)

35 Another classic code word, "crime".

http://ideas.time.com/2012/09/06/how-to-read-political-racial-code/

Posted by: Touré sees racists in his corn flakes at September 10, 2012 02:57 PM (4136b)

36 Its has nothing to do with compasion, but ALL to do with the idea that no culture can be better than another....

So... they come to this country because its a really cool place... and then want to make it just like the shit hole they left?

And the LEFT caters to this stupidity... and MAKES MONEY OFF IT! All that teacher training and stuff is not free you know...

I remember in the late 80's when the US Navy tried to implement "Total Quality Management"... it was a F'n disaster because you cannot run a military like a business... it just don't work. Funny how all that crap went right out the window (Vision statements? WTF?) as soon as we heard we were deploying for what became Desert Storm.... (but LOTS of idiots made money off the Navy before that, writing manuals, and we ALL went to multiple seminars).

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2012 02:57 PM (lZBBB)

37 Answer. Every entnicity has their own cullinary cultures. PBJ is American. Get with the program.

Posted by: Sonny Spats at September 10, 2012 02:57 PM (Bm4aK)

38 Do they make PBJ sandwiches at Chick-Fil-A? If so, would those be the pinnacle of racist hate food?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (4df7R)

39
Run, don't walk, with your children. To a different, preferably not public, school.
Chicago did the kids a favor and went on strike. And we wonder about the state of our country? These public school kids probably think thunder is the gods rolling bowling balls across the sky.

Posted by: bil at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (EhSF0)

40 Oh ace, you're just a tool of white patriarchal hegemony for even ASKING these questions.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (RD7QR)

41 Heh. Noted racist George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.

Posted by: rdbrewer at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (Iyg03)

42 Updated: A video which I think comes from the "Courageous Conversations" is now linked.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (fxHyG)

43 For those who care, there's a pic of Verenice Gutierrez at the link.

I didn't have to click to find out she looked exactly like how I pictured her.

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (GQ8sn)

44 31 red sweater,

Math is racist.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (LRFds)

45 Mike Huckabee should declare a PB&J appreciation day.

Posted by: JDTAY at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (a0nis)

46 79% of Chicago 8th graders are below grade level in reading. Union and lefty "compassion" has doomed them to a life of pity, self-pity, and early ugly death.

Posted by: pj at September 10, 2012 02:58 PM (DQHjw)

47 I feel so guilty I'm going to stop by Taco Bellfor dinner on my way home from work.

Posted by: polynikes at September 10, 2012 02:59 PM (m2CN7)

48 Well having "white privilege"in my neck of the woods means you can speak English. That's to be frowned upon. Educators who have to change their "teaching practices." To help minority students means we have to speak Spanish..

Posted by: the pink not panicking about one poll formerly known as the hobbit Donna at September 10, 2012 02:59 PM (W2Z3C)

49 It's also a matter of multi-culti bullshit that people get tired of.

We should be mortified to use anything Amero-centric, but give ourselves little flutter-claps for letting those little brown people get to pretend they're equal to us.

Posted by: nickless at September 10, 2012 02:59 PM (MMC8r)

50 "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."


So we should aim for Color X privilege? Seems kinda racist. Maybe they should just stick to reading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic. Crazy, I know.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 10, 2012 02:59 PM (eHIJJ)

51 So Mr Gutierrez... yer saying that we, as white privileged honky folks, should think of Hispanics as pita eating taco benders????

Exactly. Hence why we need to raise awareness of the subtle language of racism. He's warning you everything he says is subtly racist.

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 02:59 PM (TULs6)

52 “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.”


Or, and I'm just spitballing here, I don't give a flying fuck what people in third-world shitholes consider "food". Maybe if they came up with something as cheap, simple, and awesome as PBJ, they wouldn't be dripping with the stink of failure.

Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives

And this is where your tax dollars go every time these education-racket parasites whine about needing to appropriate an ever-larger slice of your standard of living for themselves.

Posted by: VJay at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (q5NFp)

53 I thought I told you Barack will never let you go back to living your comfortable life again.

Especially the comfortable part.

Because that is long gone.

Posted by: Moochelle Obama at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (dN5sa)

54 “My first year as principal, I looked at the data and found that the eighth-graders that year, a third of them were going to Madison (High School) at about a third-grade level,” she told the Tribune. “I said, ‘This is completely unacceptable.’ “

Who failed them for the last 5 years ?
... or should I assume they just arrived from the "Mother ship" ?

Posted by: Dr Sheldon Cooper at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (e8kgV)

55 79% of Chicago 8th graders are below grade level in reading.

Idiocracy was a documentary, not a comedy.


Oh, and Brawndo's got electrolytes!

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (GQ8sn)

56 Milk is very racist...so is water...and air.

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (uKnGb)

57 Do we ever get to just make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich for a kid, or do we have to don the hairshirt whenever we do anything?


What's the term Insty uses? Oikophobia or some such? It's not about being more compassionate and understanding, it's about proving that you are ever so much more understanding and compassionate and so very sensitive.

You know, here's the thing. If I were teaching in, say, Japan, I would not use the pb&j analogy, it would be rice or tentacles or some other normal, common place thing. It's called being aware of the cultural norms in which you are located. This is nothing less than an attempt to deny that there are cultural norms that other should abide by here.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD you know you want me at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (VtjlW)

58 These people are a cancer; if we don't rid ourselves of them, they'll rid themselves of us

Posted by: Jonesey in Jonestown at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (Dll6b)

59 I If I had a nickel every time I saw a PBJ bustin' on minorities, I'd be a rich man. That's a mean fucking sandwich.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (fLk7W)

60 Union and lefty "compassion" has doomed them to a life of pity, self-pity, and early ugly death/s] living off the taxpayer.

FIFY

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:00 PM (8y9MW)

61 56
Milk is very racist...so is water...and air.

Don't forget snow..

Posted by: the pink not panicking about one poll formerly known as the hobbit Donna at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (W2Z3C)

62 "You Mexicans think of tacos."

Yeah, that would go over well. I'm sure some kind of diversity commendation would be immediately forthcoming.

Posted by: Whoever this is, it's definitely not Michael at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (JVCVF)

63 Mrs. Gutierrez, what's a sandwich? We're just too stupid to know. We've never seen one on TV or in a book or paper or real life, please help us.

Posted by: Children of Hispanic, African, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indian decent at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (PHb2k)

64 Peanutbutter and Jelly is soooo raaacist!

Western civilization is oppressive because it doesn't reach out to matriarchal non-hierarchical cultures of people of color and the sexually diverse!

America is just the government that controls a bunch of territory an is oppressive because it is run by hetero-normative white males. The only way we can achieve SOCIAL JUSTICE

Posted by: Social Science Graduate Student at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (XvHmy)

65
I reckon the racist charge is directed at my historical legacy, old chap.

Posted by: Zombie John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (TIIx5)

66 PB racist? Ever heard of George Washington Carver much?

Posted by: Cowboy at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (iO3BG)

67 Instead of asking little Johnny how he could help his dad do some chores around the house, maybe ask little Mohamed how he could help his dad kill big sis for wearing makeup and talking to white boys.

Posted by: Teacher of the Year at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (R18D0)

68 28
Peanut Butter was discovered/invented by George Washington Carver.
GW Carver was a black man.
Therefore Peanut butter sandwiches (with or without jelly) are Racist.

And GW Carter died penniless and insane, trying to play a phonograph record with a peanut.

Posted by: Professor Shabazz K Morton at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (HpT9p)

69 "Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

Seriously, isn't this the point of....um...TEACHING?! If you're using a reference to PBJ ("What's jelly?"), the Pythagorean theorem ("What's an angle?"), or the Constitution ("What's a right?"), if the kid's don't know then there's a simple solution: tell them!

That's the reason, to get as many kids to a base level of knowledge/understanding/whatever in order to function at a certain level. Teach UP, not down.

If a kid doesn't know PBJ; well, the next kid might not know pita. That doesn't mean that you skip teaching the underlying lesson. duh! (sigh)

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 10, 2012 03:01 PM (X/+QT)

70 28
Peanut Butter was discovered/invented by George Washington Carver.
GW Carver was a black man.
Therefore Peanut butter sandwiches (with or without jelly) are Racist.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 02:56 PM (8y9MW)


I thought the "black inventor" history meant that NOT eating peanut butter was racist. Just to be safe, I will go eat peanut butter on pita bread.

Posted by: wooga at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (vjyZP)

71 “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’

"Hi, little kid whose parents brought you to America. You're The Other."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (/kI1Q)

72 @60

Strike-through fail

Posted by: JDTAY at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (a0nis)

73 Bazinga!

Posted by: Dr Sheldon Cooper at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (e8kgV)

74 You foreigners need to stay away from our American sandwiches.

Posted by: Teacher of the Year at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (R18D0)

75
Maybe they should just stick to reading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic. Crazy, I know.

-----

B-b-b-b-b-but.... I want to make a difference. I want my job to mean something. I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!!!

Thats why I went into teaching.

(well.... that and the 90% pension I didnt pay into.)

Posted by: Libtard Teachers Everywhere at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (C8hzL)

76 I usually get the Goober'n Grape so I can have my racism all in one convenient package.

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (uKnGb)

77 Hey, here's something everyone can relate to, even little Achmed from his backwater middle eastern shithole of a country.

"There are two goats. One goat goes away. How many goats are left?"

See? Multi-culti, all inclusive, and only slightly racist to poor little Achmed's goat-loving father.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (4df7R)

78
My kids want PBJs in their lunches every day.
I suppose they are a lost cause.

What if I add those little multi-colored marshmallows???
.

Posted by: Justamom in Achin' Akin's district at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (Sptt8)

79 Evidently, the Portland school district must have a 100% graduation rate if they are worrying about how kids from Somalia will perceive peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Or this is a desperate feint to cast blame on someone else for failing to teach. I suspect the latter.

Posted by: Penfold at September 10, 2012 03:02 PM (1PeEC)

80 Peanutbutter and Jelly is soooo raaacist!

Western civilization is oppressive because it doesn't reach out to matriarchal non-hierarchical cultures of people of color and the sexually diverse!

America is just the government that controls a bunch of territory an is oppressive because it is run by hetero-normative white males. The only way we can achieve SOCIAL JUSTICE is by crushing that culture and supporting all others which will be coordinated by the state to achieve peace and wonder and free abortions for everyone!!1!

NO JUSTIC NO PIECE!!1`!~1!!
NO JUSTIC NO PIECE!!1`!~1!!
NO JUSTIC NO PIECE!!1`!~1!!

Posted by: Social Science Graduate Student at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (XvHmy)

81 I'm also pretty sure Verenice Gutierrez is mad 'cause God didn't make her pretty.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cn2h9j7

Posted by: nickless at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (MMC8r)

82 Don't talk in terms of "girlfriends." Some cultures prefer four-legged romantic interests over the human ones.

Posted by: Cicero at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (QKKT0)

83 D*mn. Here's my 1 Internetz.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (8y9MW)

84 Hell, most of them came here to get away from their goat fucking, tribal cultures. They want a PB&J. The third generation might get nostalgic and start making up holidays to sell beer, and hold highland games - but the last thing these new kids need is a mushy "your disfunctional cultural is OK", lets celebrate it hug from some smelly lefty. What they need is RL Emery, Johnny Cash, moonshine and PB&J.

Posted by: Jean at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (WnnBz)

85 Peanut butter and jelly isn't just for crackers.

Or is it?

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (R18D0)

86 Ever heard of George Washington Carver much?

They used to trot him out every February. But the kids would rather watch videos about Tupac than watch videos about GWC, so what are you going to do?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (/kI1Q)

87 Idiocracy was a documentary, not a comedy.

Go away! Batin'.

Posted by: Ewok in near future at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (vjyZP)

88
who the fuck doesn't eat sandwiches?

meat between bread is international

McfuckingDonalds is international

Posted by: soothsayer at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (OgiBc)

89 Should you eat peanut butter jelly sandwiches with your fingers ?

No. Your fingers should be eaten separately. Bazinga!

Posted by: Dr Sheldon Cooper at September 10, 2012 03:03 PM (e8kgV)

90 I'm moving to the fucking moon.

Posted by: Adam at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (/YJYi)

91 AtC,

Racist!

The proper analogy would be an onigiri!


You're welcome.


Posted by: Cute 15 year old Japanese School Girl in a Giant Mecha at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (54vf8)

92 >>>It's peanutbutter jelly time!

Damn you! **Shakes fist** Like that's getting out of my head anytime soon.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (BrQrN)

93 This initiative is boring me to death and I'm already dead.

Posted by: zombie Earl of Sandwich at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (m2CN7)

94 71 HR,

The best is the hyperidealist moonbat who is young earnest and genuflecting in a district that is 91% white.

Posted by: sven10077 at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (LRFds)

95 'Cause the math is different depending on what lunch is, donchaknow?

Posted by: nickless at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (MMC8r)

96 When all you've got is hammer race bating...

Posted by: Comrade J at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (Cq/0w)

97 It used to be that one generation in those same folks would be eating pb and js.
Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2012 02:49 PM (mjR67)

And that was considered a good thing too, not sure it's seen as such now.

Does that mean that as not-immigrants I should stop my children from using tortillas as their PBJ base? They'd look at me like I'd grown a second head if I tried that.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada hobbbit who wants some R & R at September 10, 2012 03:04 PM (chdbY)

98 Even Burger King, known for letting you have it your way, doesn't offer a Whopper on a pita.

Posted by: George Zimmerman at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (e8kgV)

99 What if I add those little multi-colored marshmallows???

The federally-funded lunch snooper will confiscate them, humiliate your child, give them a plate of chicken by-products, and send you a bill.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (/kI1Q)

100 You guys are laughing, but understanding the inherent racism of PBJ kicks ass as far as competitiveness in the world economy.

I don't know how many times I've looked for this skill when perusing resumes and been sadly disappointed at its lack in an otherwise stellar candidate.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (dN5sa)

101 or try this insane conservative response:

You know what, when I go move to your piece of shit country and live on your dime and bitch about how your "culture" doesn't wrap itself around my selfish egotism....then you can bitch about my fucking PB&J's.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (QxSug)

102 7Bringing PBJ to school used to be a sign of being poor(er), or of a spendthrift parent. Now it's a symbol of the oppression of the conquistadors.
Posted by: Kevin It wasn't too long ago when bringing lobster sandwiches to school was a sign of poverty in the outports of Newfoundland.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (VLifP)

103 This article is beyond ridiculous. A pack of lies. Everyone knows that Mayonaisse is the racist condiment.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (X3lox)

104 78, we are Catholic, so they get fluff on friday

Posted by: Jean at September 10, 2012 03:05 PM (WnnBz)

105
You've got to admire the courage of the people speaking up.

@

Whether it's marching across a bridge in Selma, Alabama or talking about peanut butter and jelly, in the mind of liberals, they are all heroes.


Damn, they're brave.

Posted by: jwest at September 10, 2012 03:06 PM (ZDsRL)

106 Fuck all this PC shit. This is American: speak English and learn our customs or get the fuck out.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2012 03:06 PM (05RcU)

107 Hey, here's something everyone can relate to, even little Achmed from his backwater middle eastern shithole of a country.



"There are two goats. One goat goes away. How many goats are left?"


Two goats are left, after my clan tracks down the thief who stole our goat, and we kill every man in his village and rape all of his women. Then we get our goat back.

Posted by: Little Ahmed at September 10, 2012 03:06 PM (QKKT0)

108
And what about Hadji's sister and the racism she faces in biology class?

You see, Hadji's sister has no clitoris.

How dare we ethnocentric Americans impose our way of life on Muslims!

Posted by: soothsayer at September 10, 2012 03:06 PM (OgiBc)

109 If they are in the U.S. they should eat wonderbread and like it.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 10, 2012 03:06 PM (VLifP)

110 Q: Why do starving Somalians give the best BJ?
A: Because you know they'll swallow.

Posted by: zombie Earl of Sandwich at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (m2CN7)

111 If I've smeared PBJ on a tortilla and made PBJ burittos, am I still a racist?

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (uKnGb)

112 If an American went to another country and demanded that his sandwich be on white enriched bleached flour bread, it would be called an episode of an "Ugly American."

Yes, Jesus. They can be an "Ugly Hispanic"

Posted by: George Zimmerman at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (e8kgV)

113 This dog sandwich is heavy.

Posted by: Obama Ghost Writer at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (r2PLg)

114 Just the thought that it occurs to them to think that some kid actually feels inferior of something because of a sandwich is totally mind boggling. It proves that since they can't teach the 3 R's they have settled on fake self esteem.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (PHb2k)

115
Since when did the United States of America become the world's international welcome center?

Posted by: soothsayer at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (OgiBc)

116 Which is more racist? Crunchy or creamy?


Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay


Classy joke told by the actress who played Aunt Ester on Sanford and Son...

"I'm like peanut butter. Brown, smooth and easy to spread."

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (R18D0)

117 I'm also pretty sure Verenice Gutierrez is mad 'cause God didn't make her pretty.

God hates libtards because they are all ugly.

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (GQ8sn)

118 Here's a thought::
It that Somali or hispanic student is so traumatized by the suggestion of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, maybe that Somali or hispanic student should return to his/her own country, where he/she can live without the fear ofconstantly being exposed toU.S. culture.
But if theseforeigners are going to come andlive herein OUR country so they can take advantage of all thatOUR countryhas to offer, then they had damn well better understand that they are going to have to make some adjustments to the fact that they arechoosing to livein OUR culture, and we're not going to change who we are or how we live just to avoid potentially offending their ethnic sensibilities.

Posted by: Bystander at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (/sohm)

119 113This dog sandwich is heavy.Posted by: Obama Ghost Writer Don't forget "Tough".

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (VLifP)

120 what's scarier is that who ever this asshole is, he probably is getting paid by tax payers to be this way.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (QxSug)

121 Yes, Jesus. They can be an "Ugly Hispanic"


Posted by: George Zimmerman at September 10, 2012 03:07 PM (e8kgV)

I believe you mean, "White Hispanic".

Posted by: Associated Press at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (/YJYi)

122
meanwhile, 'educators' in Chicago are walking the streets banging pots and pans...

Posted by: soothsayer at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (OgiBc)

123 You haven't lived until you try the-

Puppy Pita.

Posted by: Obama Ghost Writer at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (r2PLg)

124 who the fuck doesn't eat sandwiches?



meat between bread is international



McfuckingDonalds is international


Please don't confuse the pseudo-sophisticated cosmopolitan retards whose idea of what the world is like comes from reading illustrated editions of Hemingway novels.

Posted by: Cicero at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (QKKT0)

125 We all need to understand our "white bread privilege" better and know that no matter how much pbj we add to it we can never remove the "white bread privilege" base in our worldview sandwiches. Even if you patronizingly switch from "white bread" to a pita or a soft tortilla, the new sandwich is going to be nasty and exploitative.

Posted by: Shtetl G at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (Ee5f/)

126 Since when did the United States of America become the world's international welcome center?

Since some idiot Supreme Court Justice decided that being born here meant you were automatically a citizen.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (8y9MW)

127 OT but it is about schools and lunches. High school students are boycotting the new reduced crappy school lunches regulated by the feds.

http://tinyurl.com/bvjtp7v

Posted by: Buzzsaw at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (tf9Ne)

128 http://tinyurl.com/pz4sw

Posted by: Jerry at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (4SKYj)

129 meanwhile, 'educators' in Chicago are walking the streets banging pots and pans...
Posted by: soothsayer at September 10, 2012 03:08 PM (OgiBc)

So ya mean it's like a normal day in Chicago?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (05RcU)

130 Hell, I'm surprised the teacher wasn't arrested for assault and battery for referencing any peanut based substance since I'm under the impression that peanuts are The Ebil since little Tiff@ynie! is allergic.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD you know you want me at September 10, 2012 03:09 PM (VtjlW)

131
What if I put the PBJs on 11 grain whole wheat and nut bread???

Posted by: Justamom in Achin' Akin's district at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (Sptt8)

132 Milk is very racist...so is water...and air.
Teacher: "Here in America, we Americans drink milk from cows with chocolate syrup. Maybe you have something like that in your Somali culture - do you suck wild goat tits or something?"

Student: Dude I'm 4th generation... I just had a snapple...

Teacher: "Horchata?"

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (TULs6)

133 I fear the sandwich. Its like a modern KKK roaming around lynching little kids.

Bread must be stamped out!

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (uKnGb)

134 Read the entire article. PBnJ is just the beginning with this "white privilege" obsessed racist scrunt:


Chuck Barber, who also offers boys’ drum corps at Vernon and Faubion
schools in Northeast Portland, approached Gutierrez last year to start
up a lunch-time drum class for black and Latino boys once a week....

At least one parent has a problem
with the the class, saying it amounts to “blatant discrimination and
equity of women, Asians, whites and Native Americans.”
“This
‘club’ was approved by the administration, and any girls who complained
were brushed off and it was not addressed,” the parent wrote
anonymously.
Gutierrez denies that any students were turned away
from the drum corps, and vehemently rejects any suggestion that it is
discrimination to offer a club catering to minority boys. “When
white people do it, it is not a problem, but if it’s for kids of color,
then it’s a problem?”
says Gutierrez, 40, an El Paso, Texas, native
whose parents were Mexican immigrants. “Break it down for me. That’s
your white privilege, and your whiteness.”


In what alternate fucking universe would any school in the country be allowed to get away with an activity specifically for white students, you dumb racist twat?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (SY2Kh)

135 "Again I ask: Can I ever stop learning about you and just live my life?"

It's going to be very difficult to keep you off-kilter if we're not constantly engaging you with "teachable moments."

Posted by: Alec Leamas at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (mg08E)

136 OT but it is about schools and lunches. High school students are
boycotting the new reduced crappy school lunches regulated by the feds.


Soylent Green?

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (GQ8sn)

137 I swear I thought that youtube clip was going to be from "The Office", that it was some ridiculous PC seminar huckster you'd think Michael Scott would bring in.

Well, I was half right.

Posted by: Uncledave at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (nJ32z)

138 Try the-

Toto Torta!

Posted by: Obama Ghost Writer at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (r2PLg)

139 Bringing PBJ to school used to be a sign of being poor(er), or of a
spendthrift parent. Now it's a symbol of the oppression of the
conquistadors.


Shit, back last century when I was a schoolkid, PB (no J) used to be on the school lunch plate as a protein, either in a ball with two celery sticks jammed in it, or as a sammich to lend gravitas to mac-n-cheese on Lenten Fridays.

(And now we have Meatless Mondays to Save Teh Planet, but it's quinoa stew or falafel ragout. You know what little Johnny, little Jesus, and little Achmed have in common? None of them want to eat that shit.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (/kI1Q)

140 I feel bad for kids of today (immigrant or not). They will never know the taste of a Twinkie.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (X/+QT)

141 What am I supposed to do with this chocolate milk?

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (R18D0)

142 High school students are boycotting the new reduced crappy school lunches regulated by the feds.

Huh. Who knew there'd be an up-side to those stupid rules?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (8y9MW)

143 weren't Sandwiches invented by the Earl of Sandwich? It's what some limey I worked with told me once, and to make a "proper" sandwich you must but butter on the bread first. So, shouldn't the Choomer and Chief have sent all samiches back to the UK along with the Churchill bust?

Posted by: Paladin at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (4kpbt)

144 and you know what another problem is. The racial grievance educational track system rewards thinking like this. Getting a fake degree in a fake field is easy when peanut butter=racist. But in the real world, that's your only tool, tool.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (QxSug)

145 I'm surprised they haven't declared milk racist, considering many non-Westerners are lactose intolerant.

Posted by: LIGuy at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (+usC4)

146 All race, all the time.


Posted by: Unclefacts, now with even more summoning power. at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (6IReR)

147 You see, Hadji's sister has no clitoris.

How dare we ethnocentric Americans impose our way of life on Muslims!

Posted by: soothsayer at September 10, 2012 03:06 PM (OgiBc)

So? Neither do I!

Posted by: Janet Reno (still a pre-op after all these years...) at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (XvHmy)

148 Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (TULs6)

I nearly choked on the cookie dough I'm eating. Weekend poll numbers depress me so. This is what I'm reduced to.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (mjR67)

149 "Well show you! We'll bring our own lunches!" ~Students
"If you could do that, why was I paying for your lunch?" ~ John Q Public.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (8y9MW)

150 So can we apply the peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat?

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (RD7QR)

151 In what alternate fucking universe would any school in the country be allowed to get away with an activity specifically for white students, you dumb racist twat?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (SY2Kh)



Oh that's it. Someone restrain me, b/c I am a milisecond away from maxing out my credit card, buying a plane ticket to Portland, and punching this hagfaced toad right in her ugly mug for being a dumbass bitchtard communist titleech.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (4df7R)

152
Isn't it really PB and Jam not jelly?

There was a time you could get it pre-mixed in the same jar.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (VLifP)

153 and the sad thing is, no one wants more immigration, not even current immigrants and yet no fucking politician will reduce it.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (QxSug)

154 Btw, I was in Maine for vacation two weeks ago and while on an amusement park ride with the boys my wife sat on a bench and struck up a
conversation with a Somali lady. (Interesting how there's a large Somali population there)

The Somali lady is a nurse, married with kids.
Anyway, she gave wifey an earful that she thinks America is amazing, but
she's disgusted to see the lazy welfare entitlement culture that has
taken hold, particularly among blacks.
She's planning to bug out to Dubai soon.

Posted by: Uncledave at September 10, 2012 03:12 PM (nJ32z)

155 Oh fudge.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (R18D0)

156 I don't think you're ready for this jelly
I don't think you're ready for this jelly
I don't think you're ready for this
'Cause my sandwich is too racist for ya babe

Posted by: destiny's teenage pregnancy at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (Xwgt3)

157 What happened to other cultures assimulating into ours? Why are so many in this country hell-bent to make America into the same countries they fled in the first place? These America haters need to pack their butts up and leave. If you have to be all things to all peoples, thenyou end up being nothing!

Posted by: Havedash at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (BRhGr)

158 Watched the video. Seems like a smart guy. He has a basic problem: He is a skilled mountaineer but he is scaling the wrong mountain.

Posted by: fluffy at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (z9HTb)

159 Why it's almost as if liberalism is just another word for civilizational self-loathing.

Posted by: Xuyee at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (/QiO2)

160
You really wanna talk racist- I bet these folks haven't come across my kids' new favorite:
Jif chocolate spread to go with the peanut butter.
Yep, slap some of that sweet chocolate spread along with the brown yum in between two slices of white bread with the crust cut off.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Justamom in Achin' Akin's district at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (Sptt8)

161 The racial grievance educational track system
rewards thinking like this. Getting a fake degree in a fake field is
easy when peanut butter=racist. But in the real world, that's your only
tool, tool.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:11 PM (QxSug)

And this is a big part of why right wingers are seen as racists. Calling pseudo-intellectual bullshit for what it is equals racism.

Posted by: Adam at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (/YJYi)

162 There was a time you could get it pre-mixed in the same jar.

It's still available.

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (GQ8sn)

163 There is nothing worse than an ugly girl who thinks shes hot!

Posted by: George Zimmerman at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (e8kgV)

164 Ya know in foreign countries they don't all have nice soft toilet paper, so are we all suppose to go back to wiping with tree leaves also?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (05RcU)

165 @154: A lot of Somali Christians have fled the jihad and ethnic cleansing to the US.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (B/VB5)

166 "I"m... too racist for this taco
too racist for this taco..."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (8y9MW)

167 I'm always impress by people like Gutierrez who think everyone with the same skin color has a similar life experience. And those of differing skin color have differing life experiences / intelligence / etc.

I'd like to take every one of them and personally rip the veil of ignorance and racism from off of their face. Wait, is 'veil' racist?

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (X/+QT)

168 Well, shit. I'm not even multi-shirking anymore. Damn you HQ.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (da5Wo)

169 >>“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?”

What about them? I guess they'll starve to death.

Zod is unmoved.

Posted by: General Zod at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (2+bRt)

170 There is nothing worse than an ugly girl who thinks shes hot!
Posted by: George Zimmerman at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (e8kgV)


Your only talking about the ones who don't give blow jobs right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (05RcU)

171 So is Ovaltine racist ?

Posted by: EJ "Mustard Boy"Dionne at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (e8kgV)

172 Try the-



Toto Torta!

Posted by: Obama Ghost Writer at September 10, 2012 03:10 PM (r2PLg)


Rin Tin Torta

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (TIIx5)

173 lactose intolerant.

Did you say "black toes intolerant"? You podiphobic racist!

Posted by: Differently Abled Hearing Person at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (vjyZP)

174 This should be a Romney ad:

"This is where we're headed..."
{insert clip}
"Is it really where you want to go?"

Hang this loopy bitch around Obama's neck like an albatross and let him disavow it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (uKnGb)

175

Why do Immigrants even come here....if we are sooo fuckin 'evil'?

Do they come here to change this country into the same shitholes they came from?

'Multiculturalism' is a liberal construct, designed to devalue the culture of the host country.
Europe is finally figuring this out.

Posted by: wheatie at September 10, 2012 03:15 PM (6OdwW)

176 yeah, that's why republican presidents should be more forceful in giving us cons jobs in the government and lobbying, so that that bullshit educational track doesn't pay.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (QxSug)

177 AtC has it right. This is all bullshit since peanut butter is a banned substance in screw-al anyway.

Posted by: grognard at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (NS2Mo)

178 Ya know in foreign countries they don't all have nice soft toilet paper,
so are we all suppose to go back to wiping with tree leaves also?


Well. You could cut down to just one square.

Posted by: Sheryll Crow at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (8y9MW)

179 @uncledave

A lot working immigrants feel that. But they are 1%ers so they don't count. /sarc

Posted by: Penfold at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (1PeEC)

180 How do we ever lose to these idiots?

Posted by: toby928© at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (evdj2)

181 I feed waygu beef to Bo. Thanks for paying for it suckers! Four more years!

Posted by: Malia in DC at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (AsY5D)

182 I could only force myself to watch about 2 minutes of that awful video.

But my observation of the "white privileged people" who are in the audience, being forced to listen to that crap in person, is that they are being tortured. Obviously they had to sit through those "lectures" in order to keep their jobs.

What fun, sitting there for hours on end being told you are an evil racist, and not being able to raise your hand and disagree or you would be fired on the spot. You just know that would be the punishment.

Posted by: Boots at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (neKzn)

183 Can this idiot explain Cuban Sandwhiches or a Media Noche Sandwhich?

Posted by: Hector at September 10, 2012 03:17 PM (6Lik1)

184 There was a time you could get it pre-mixed in the same jar.

Smuckers Goober'n Grape. I think they do a strawberry version too.

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 10, 2012 03:17 PM (uKnGb)

185 Mr Obama,

If you can't understand a math problem because we didn't change "PBJ" to "Torta", you don't know the material.

See me after class,
Professor Keynes

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at September 10, 2012 03:17 PM (xAtAj)

186 that's the problem, don't argue with the person. fire him. make him get a real job.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (QxSug)

187 Being a peanut butter-racism denier is probably the only way to get fired from a public school.

Posted by: LIGuy at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (+usC4)

188 You know what is universal? A fucking knuckle sandwich, beyotches!

Posted by: Fritz at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (/ZZCn)

189 Let them eat brioche

Posted by: Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (e8kgV)

190 You know...




...in the next iteration of the Matrix when the One accepts his fate and repairs the code, I would very much like it if these lefty busy-bodies would just FOAD and leave the rest of us the hell alone.

Don't think for a minute that PBJ sandwiches are the end of it. They will find something else to bitch and moan about. What's that quote from CS Lewis about tyrants and busybodies? Something something about preferring a tyrant over a busybody because the tyrant will eventually be satisfied and stop whereas a busybody will keep going.

Posted by: EC at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (GQ8sn)

191 159 Why it's almost as if liberalism is just another word for civilizational self-loathing.

Posted by: Xuyee at September 10, 2012 03:13 PM (/QiO2)


Yep. Western Leftism is the suicidal endgame of white guilt. The ultimate atonement for the most illusory sin pushed by the fevered self-hating minds of the weakest and most demented personalities.

This is the risk that individualism carries with it - as is true for all powrful tools. It's offset by the great power, dynamism, and freedom of individualism but our system can succumb to it if this demented population reaches a critical mass or if non-Westerners reach a level to set off a sub-critical mass of self-hating, depraved, delusional Western leftists.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (X3lox)

192 Lemme see if I got this right: If I eat fried chicken, I'm supposed to think about the black experience? If I have a taco, I'm to think about Latinos? A bowl of spaghetti and I'm to feel Italian?

Has it ever occurred to these people that WE EAT WHAT WE FUCKING LIKE TO EAT? Not because of its history or some stupid stereotype, but it's what we enjoy eating? For fuck's sake that stupid fucking video of that smiling motherfucker with that trendy fucking earring spouting all that fucking bullshit has doubled my blood pressure.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 10, 2012 03:18 PM (QB3JR)

193 How do we ever lose to these idiots?
Posted by: toby928© at September 10, 2012 03:16 PM (evdj2)

because someone gave idiots the vote

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (05RcU)

194 Well he has a point. This is "normative" for the ethnic group he's talking about. Its American. We're in America. That's normal for kids in America. There's nothing "white" about PBJ, kids of all kinds love it and eat it, black, white, tan, green, polkadotted, whatever.

In Mexico a different food is normal. In Korea a different food is normal. I want these people who insist America have no distinct and recognizable culture to suffer agony and break out in hives every time they open their idiot mouths. And I want the people who hire and promote them to suffer even more.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (r4wIV)

195 Arby's is Racist.

Posted by: The Hindu Kids at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (PHb2k)

196 I'm always impress by people like Gutierrez who think everyone with the same skin color has a similar life experience. And those of differing skin color have differing life experiences / intelligence / etc.

I'd like to take every one of them and personally rip the veil of ignorance and racism from off of their face. Wait, is 'veil' racist?

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 10, 2012 03:14 PM (X/+QT)


This is because the left sees people as simply categories, as mere classifications.

It is also integral to how they think, and integral for what they plan on doing.

The left reduces people to "PC" stereotypes. The left then says that strait white males will destroy that, and therefor the womyn/minority/LGBTQ individual must sacrifice their independent thought to support their own group, as defined by the left.

The left then promises to arrange things so that everyone ends up living in tolerance and harmony -- this is the social equivalent of Corporatism.

Their thought is a paragon of fascism.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (XvHmy)

197 Obviously they had to sit through those "lectures" in order to keep their jobs.

I hate to tell you, but most of them believe it.

My brother (the educator) once opined that standardized tests were racist. His proof was that (for statistics questions) they used cards as their examples, but black kids aren't familiar with cards- they're more familiar with dominoes.

Yes. Really.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (8y9MW)

198 What about peanut butter and jelly on brioche ? ... racist ?

Posted by: Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (e8kgV)

199 What fun, sitting there for hours on end being told you are an evil racist, and not being able to raise your hand and disagree or you would be fired on the spot.

Yep. Imagine having to sit, smiling, through a lecture that would have earned the speaker a throat punch if they said it to you in a bar.

I once heard Stress described as the feeling that you have from heroically resisting choking the life out of some dumb fucker that's in your face.

Posted by: toby928© at September 10, 2012 03:20 PM (evdj2)

200 183 The Hegemony of American Imperialism.

Posted by: no good deed at September 10, 2012 03:20 PM (mjR67)

201 This is what happens when the fed government subsidizes public schools.

Posted by: Soona at September 10, 2012 03:20 PM (tchi9)

202 Chili's and their baby back ribs? Yeah, racist.

Posted by: The Jewish Kids at September 10, 2012 03:20 PM (PHb2k)

203 It's what some limey I worked with told me once, and to make a "proper" sandwich you must but butter on the bread first.

My grandmother used to put butter on the peanut butter sammiches.

Now I know what I'm having for supper.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (/kI1Q)

204 Oh and as noticed above, peanut butter is a banned substance in schools. It started with "peanut free" tables in the lunchroom, and moved on to "peanut free classrooms" but now it's just banned in many schools.

I guess today's black arbiters of what is racist don't know that (a black man) George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, along with lots of other peanut products. In order to provide ways for newly freed blacks to grow a product and add value to it and take it to market and support themselves in a free society.


Posted by: Boots at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (neKzn)

205 "You know what is universal? A fucking knuckle sandwich, beyotches!"

Or, for some of us, a beata pita.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (l2max)

206 About 10 years ago a friend of mine took her kid to register for first grade in LAUSD. The registrar said that the kid might be in a Spanish-speaking classroom because they picked class assignments by lottery--any other way would be "racist." But she speaks English! my friend said. Sorry, they said.

Boom. Another conservative born. Off to Catholic school.


Posted by: pj at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (DQHjw)

207 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:19 PM (r4wIV)

Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (2b4yb)

208 Late to make a comment I wanted to regarding the polls and election on the last couple threads, so I'll go O/T.

The PPP Ohio poll was released specifically to support the "perception meme" that Obama is trying to get out there. It was accompanied by targeted concern trolling and compliant media writing supporting articles. Obama is winning, Romney knows it, Romney is giving up on Ohio, there is little chance of victory, the election is over.

Pretty much sums up the weekend, doesn't it?

Here is where I will disagree with Ace. Obama doesn't have a small bump that is putting him in a winning position that needs to be addressed. OBAMA IS STILL LOSING AND NEVER PULLED AHEAD.

The PPP poll uses a D+4 sample, and a Women+9 sample. If you renormalize those numbers to actual Ohio demographics, Romney has a 3 point lead in Ohio in their poll. Add in the undecideds and you get an easy Ohio win for Romney. Ohio is MUST WIN for Obama. If he loses it, he has no path to victory.

What this weekend was about was changing the perception, and a lot of people bought into it. Obama is losing Ohio, and he is trying to switch things up and claim momentum from the DNC to get the "vote for the winner" types to pick him.

The real danger to Romney is going to be on Oct 3rd.

Regardless of what happens in the debate, the MFM is going to go into full throated declaration that Obama "destroyed" Romney. They will spin it as hard as they can, to drive the perception among those who didn't watch the debates that Obama is the clear winner/favorite.

How we address and defeat the predetermined spin from the media is going to be the real issue.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (WyvSj)

209
I keep trying to wake up from this bizarro nightmare.

I'm thinking psycologists need to go up against the wall even before the lawyers. They might have actually done more damage to the world than any other group.

Posted by: Invictus at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (OQpzc)

210 So they want kids in public schools to eat different food and not use some words. I mean it's not like they are about to let gays into the militar......ah never mind.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2012 03:21 PM (05RcU)

211 Racism is all the liberal philosophy has left. It cannot engage thought, because there is no thought behind it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 10, 2012 03:22 PM (P7hip)

212 Well, shit. I'm not even multi-shirking anymore. Damn you HQ.


Technically, if you have tabs with two different posts open, that would fulfill the multiple requirement.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD you know you want me at September 10, 2012 03:22 PM (VtjlW)

213 His proof was that (for statistics questions) they used cards as their examples, but black kids aren't familiar with cards- they're more familiar with dominoes.

Did you point out how incredibly racist that sounds?

My grandmother used to put butter on the peanut butter sammiches.

In some parts of the country you have to. My mom grew up in Wyoming and there if you don't butter the bread it turns into a cracker in about 20 seconds. She put butter then mayo on sandwiches, not out of some desire to give cardiac distress but so the bread was edible.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:22 PM (r4wIV)

214 Please just let me enjoy my lunch of Moros y Cristianos.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at September 10, 2012 03:23 PM (mg08E)

215 what a farking loon....

Posted by: ET at September 10, 2012 03:23 PM (s72/N)

216 is Apple jelly racist ?
is Black Raspberry jelly racist ?

is Blackberry jelly racist ?

is Concord Grape jelly racist ?

is Currant jelly racist ?


is Guava jellyracist ?

is Mint Flavor Apple jelly racist ?


is Mixed Fruit jelly racist ?


is Red Raspberry jelly racist ?


is Strawberry jelly racist ?

Posted by: Sinclair Lewis at September 10, 2012 03:23 PM (e8kgV)

217 My mind races to what I'd like to do to people who try to destroy the American culture.

Posted by: Soona at September 10, 2012 03:24 PM (tchi9)

218 The thing is, this kind of crap gets in the news because its not totally mainstream yet. When we get to the point nobody thinks this is newsworthy... then we're truly and completely doomed. Right now there are tattered shreds of hope.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:24 PM (r4wIV)

219
No more hot dogs.

Posted by: Hasil Adkins at September 10, 2012 03:24 PM (mZ8Y2)

220 I'm always impress by people like Gutierrez who think everyone with the
same skin color has a similar life experience. And those of differing
skin color have differing life experiences / intelligence / etc.


We're back to this meme I've noticed where they've been told their whole lives that white people are all born rich and have everything handed to them, and no problems after that.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:25 PM (/kI1Q)

221 I call this the “Bureaucracy Event Horizon”. We build up satellite “jobs” to service government regulations (and I include court rulings here), and that support industry itself becomes a force for increasing the bureaucracy.

The bureaucracy can always grow—until there’s nothing left to feed on.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 10, 2012 03:25 PM (QF8uk)

222 Here are some of the vile, racist menu items from the Portland, OR school system. (This is actually from their website)

Brown Rice

Black Beans

Spanish Rice

And listed on the menu as an item that is served every day?
(Or as I would phrase it, every fucking day)

PBJ!

And I don't think that stands for Pork Bacon and Jerky.

Fucking retards.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:25 PM (R18D0)

223 Did you point out how incredibly racist that sounds?

No. But I did point out "You do realize the math is the same, right? Whether it's 28 dominoes or 52 playing cards, the math works the same way."

He assured me "it's different." No, he didn't mean the math (at least I hope not) but that, for some reason, his students just couldn't do it if he talked about cards, but were just fine if they talked about dominoes.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 10, 2012 03:25 PM (8y9MW)

224 Again I ask: Can I ever stop learning about you and just live my life?

Not until you watch the videos from our honeymoon! They're HAWT! Or else you're just a hater!

Posted by: Brad and his husband Shawn had a FABULOUS time! at September 10, 2012 03:25 PM (VMcoS)

225 maybe more affirmative action will fix all of this racism ... oh wait we tried that with the commie JEF and look how that turned out

Posted by: ET at September 10, 2012 03:25 PM (s72/N)

226 That should be PBJ, just so there's no confusion.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:26 PM (R18D0)

227 Is peanut butter and guavaberry jelly sandwich racist ?

Posted by: Theodoric of York at September 10, 2012 03:26 PM (e8kgV)

228
“Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’






"My step-dad used to make us Underwood Deviled-Dog sandwiches. Does that count?"


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 10, 2012 03:27 PM (kdS6q)

229 **What fun, sitting there for hours on end being told you are an evil racist, and not being able to raise your hand and disagree or you would be fired on the spot.**

is this really any different than if we had lost a war? This isn't america, that's not even mexico.

Again, there shouldn't be a need to argue with these assholes, they should be fired. And romney better give us the judges and lawyers in gummnit to do so. and any red state out there should be doing the same.

Posted by: joeindc44 will boo your chosen deity on TV some day too at September 10, 2012 03:27 PM (QxSug)

230 And I don't think that stands for Pork Bacon and Jerky.

That sounds tasty, actually. If you cure the pork into ham.
No, he didn't mean the math (at least I hope not) but that, for some reason, his students just couldn't do it if he talked about cards, but were just fine if they talked about dominoes.

Did he affect an ebonics accent and hand them grape drink and fried chicken so they'd feel more at home too? What a slug.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:27 PM (r4wIV)

231 for some reason, his students just couldn't do it if he talked about cards, but were just fine if they talked about dominoes.

FFS. Next February, cancel the viewing of the Tupac videos and bring in a bunch of cheap decks and teach 'em how to play rummy.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:28 PM (/kI1Q)

232 "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."

I'd like to have a Courageous Conversation with this cocksucker. What they are doing is child abuse. For every minute of the day consumed by this bullshit is one minute not used to teach kids how to add, subtract, read, build things, reason, and look through the crystal clear lens of history to see what works and what doesn't. And that's stuff that can be taught to children of any color or heritage.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 10, 2012 03:29 PM (QB3JR)

233 So the kid from Somalia doesn't know what a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is but my kid knows what a pita is. Who's more multicultural, you fucking jack-off excuse for a "teacher"?

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:29 PM (R18D0)

234 Can this idiot explain Cuban Sandwhiches or a Media Noche Sandwhich?

Kimchi tacos.

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 03:30 PM (TULs6)

235
208
Thanks Dave in Florida.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at September 10, 2012 03:30 PM (R8hU8)

236

I thought we are supposed to be...'color blind'.

But the Leftists keep pushing this 'color-coded' set of sensitivities that we are supposed to observe...
So, how does this work?

If you have trained yourself to be color blind....then how do you know which set of special sensitivities to apply to whom?

Posted by: wheatie at September 10, 2012 03:30 PM (6OdwW)

237 @204 - we had to cope with that when my older daughter went through pre-school.

There was a kid at the school, not in her grade, not in her room, but at the pre-school, that was deathly allergic to peanuts. So, while that child was there, no one could bring peanut products of any sort to the school, out of fear that, as a two-year-old, somehow another child might leave behind an errant Ritz Bitz in the lunch area, then this girl might find it and eat it off the floor.

Which I can be somewhat compassionate about. Have a kid with special food needs is a challenge. I already understood that, because, as the father of my finicky little girl, the only sammich I could reliably send her to preschool with and know she would eat was a PBJ. Baloney? NO! Cold cuts? NO! Cheese? NO! So, my only solution was to send her to preschool that year with only-jelly sammiches. Which, as a four-year-old, she LURVED. And, as a parent, I could only make up for by making sure the other meals she got were extra protein-y...? Were balanced to make up for her twice-weekly sugar-sammich.

Far be it from me to deny another kid social interaction, but really, at what point as a parent do you realize "Hey, wow, this is gonna wind up being a huge inconvenience for the other 99 families that go to this place. Maybe we'll just schedule some more playdates with friends instead, or come and pick her up and take her out for lunchtime..." That's what Mrs. Reason would have done.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:30 PM (l2max)

238 Where's Dead Mike Singin' this song......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e9HZyJ759I

Posted by: ina_ginalship at September 10, 2012 03:32 PM (pBdSH)

239
Scott is a Title One school, where 88 percent of students receive free- or reduced-price lunch




When they start paying for their lunches, then they can bitch about how racist the menu is. Otherwise, first date rule applies: unless you're chipping in, no complaining.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 10, 2012 03:32 PM (kdS6q)

240 I thought we are supposed to be...'color blind'.

Color-blindness is now the worst form of racism.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:32 PM (/kI1Q)

241 Good thing we have longer school days now, so that teachers will have time to insert every possible ethnic variation for filling between starch into a math word problem.

Posted by: Gem at September 10, 2012 03:33 PM (zw+pb)

242 Wow, I guess there are public school districts that are worse than ours in terms of touchy feely bullshit. I thought we'd reached the apex with our new school handbook which explains (in multiple languages!) what civility means and forces us to agree to "respect the professional" and acknowledge that teachers know what they are doing so (subtext here) shut up.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at September 10, 2012 03:34 PM (RZ8pf)

243 Don't EVEN get me started on the inherent racism in salt and pepper.

Yeah, I went there.

Racists.

Posted by: Phinn at September 10, 2012 03:35 PM (oFH2D)

244 The more these idiot enlightened liberals spout all this nonsense, the more white parents and their students flee these big-city school systems for suburbia, or private school, or home-school.

The poster above who mentioned her friend trying to enroll her child in the LA system, and giving up and going private school instead, happens all the time.

The Chicago Public Schools is less than 10% white. Considering all the consent decrees involve eye-droppering out those white children to achieve diversity, CPS and the other big city systems are failing miserably at it. The fights over how to achieve "diversity" in the face of those demographics would be amusing if it weren't so pathetic.



Posted by: Boots at September 10, 2012 03:35 PM (neKzn)

245 Technically, if you have tabs with two different posts open, that would fulfill the multiple requirement.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD you know you want me at September 10, 2012 03:22 PM (VtjlW)


Bless you, dear leader of the post SMOD Alextopia, for trying. I do have multiple tabs open, two of them COULD be used for work, none of them are or have been used today.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 10, 2012 03:36 PM (da5Wo)

246
I thought we are supposed to be...'color blind'.
Posted by: wheatie




That's color visually-impaired, you racist.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 10, 2012 03:36 PM (kdS6q)

247 This "teacher" can eat the maize out of my shit.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:36 PM (R18D0)

248 In defiance, I'm gonna have a PBR.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 10, 2012 03:36 PM (mZ8Y2)

249 I've never read such a steaming pantload of shit in my life. How 'bout we just label EVERYTHING as racist or non-PC and save time that way.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at September 10, 2012 03:37 PM (izA2D)

250 "He assured me "it's different." No, he didn't mean the math (at least I hope not) but that, for some reason, his students just couldn't do it if he talked about cards, but were just fine if they talked about dominoes."

You know what totally made algebra easy for me?

The year that they got new textbooks, and the word problems included more diverse names.

FOIL completely clicked for me once I was using it in a word-problem for Lupe.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:38 PM (l2max)

251 I thought we are supposed to be...'color blind'.


You just offended everyone with visual impairments, you vile fucker.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 03:38 PM (R18D0)

252
In defiance, I'm gonna have a PBR.
Posted by: Dr. Varno




Enjoy your hate legumes.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 10, 2012 03:39 PM (kdS6q)

253 America was once a melting pot. Now it is tupperware, everything separated. This country will end, not with a bang, but with a burp.

Posted by: Crom at September 10, 2012 03:40 PM (1WKq7)

254 I'm down with some intensive staff trainings and frequent staff meetings, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at September 10, 2012 03:40 PM (2jQGY)

255
With this kind of crap infesting the schools, no wonder the kids don't learn anything. Who has time to teach math when there's ridiculousity to dwell upon...for hours and hours...and hours...
Mental masturbation: It's not just for Ace any more!

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at September 10, 2012 03:41 PM (7v5Ct)

256 Color-blindness is now the worst form of racism.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Team MATH at September 10, 2012 03:32 PM (/kI1Q)


Exactly. The left says that people who are "Color blind" about race are blind to the inherent racism of America. Thus you have to be hyper-racially conscious in order to fight racism. They've been saying this crap for decades, and it is only now that it has reached critical mass. It is far too ingrained in the public schools.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 10, 2012 03:41 PM (XvHmy)

257 I'm down with some intensive staff trainings and frequent staff meetings, IYKWIM.


Posted by: Sandra Fluke

You up for another staph infection?

Posted by: that dick that just ain't right at September 10, 2012 03:42 PM (R18D0)

258 253 heh heh

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:42 PM (r4wIV)

259 You know, good public school teachers are similar to moderate muslims. We are told they exist, but we never really know, because they never denounce the actions of the "bad guys." They tacitly condone it by never making a fuss.

I have a good friend who ranted about why teachers deserve so much credit/money, etc. Naturally she is a 5th grade teacher. God bless her for doing it, but honey, it's not rocket science. It's just stinky after PE. Come back to me with how bad it is after you have identified body parts after they were bombed, or were beaten by an angry mob outside your office, and then I will sympathize.

Posted by: moki at September 10, 2012 03:43 PM (dZmFh)

260 “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.”

Because if there is anything that children LOVE it is to be singled out as different in a room of other children.

Just wait for that scarred kid to get home and tell momma that the teacher asked him to tell the entire class what he eats instead of PBJ.

BOOM GOES THE LAWSUIT DYNAMITE!

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:43 PM (l2max)

261 To combat racism in our schools, all math problems will now be expressed through interpretive dance.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at September 10, 2012 03:44 PM (4df7R)

262 "How 'bout we just label EVERYTHING as racist or non-PC and save time that way."

Patience! I only have so many lines in each column, you know...

Posted by: Toure at September 10, 2012 03:44 PM (l2max)

263 I agree with Mark Steyn though. The more ridiculous crap people come up with to call racist, the more obvious how non racist America is. The least racist nation on earth, I'd wager. I've been around and talked to a lot of people from other cultures. Its not even close.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 10, 2012 03:44 PM (r4wIV)

264 Color-blindness is now the worst form of racism.


Posted by: HeatherRadish



Is my coffin rolling downhill or is it just me rolling over in my grave?

Posted by: Martin Fucking Luther King Jr., bitches at September 10, 2012 03:46 PM (R18D0)

265 From PJ Media: "Next Up For Team Obama? Racial Quotas for School Discipline"

http://bit.ly/NkXDDF

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 10, 2012 03:46 PM (XvHmy)

266 With this kind of crap infesting the schools, no wonder the kids don't
learn anything. Who has time to teach math when there's ridiculousity to
dwell upon...for hours and hours...and hours...


I'm fairly convinced that the entire government-school concept was invented as a kind of enormous make-work, tax-and-spend project.

Genuine learning and smarts-development is a rare and incidental occurrence. The main purpose of public school is daytime-containment of young people, and (of course) a pretext to tax the shit out of people to subsidize a large, useless group of ne'er-do-wells.

See also: every other bureaucracy ever created.

Posted by: Phinn at September 10, 2012 03:47 PM (oFH2D)

267 I believe I'll pack my version of a PBJ for lunch tomorrow

Posted by: Boomer Redneque at September 10, 2012 03:48 PM (gKK7k)

268 244, Boots, that's because middle class white kids do not tweak the funding algorithms, a portion of which is scraped off for Administration. They are protecting their own pay checks. Bizzaro Adam Smith.

Posted by: Jean at September 10, 2012 03:48 PM (X6eYN)

269 Far be it from me to deny another kid social interaction, but really, at what point as a parent do you realize "Hey, wow, this is gonna wind up being a huge inconvenience for the other 99 families that go to this place. Maybe we'll just schedule some more playdates with friends instead, or come and pick her up and take her out for lunchtime..." That's what Mrs. Reason would have done.
Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:30 PM (l2max)


You and Mrs. Reason are good people, and think of others, rather than just yourselves. Today, too many people are have been trained by their Baby boomer, sixties hippie trash parents to think only of themselves, and how they are disaffected, or kept down by the man, and how they need their needs met first.

Plus, we have fucking lawyers who encourage this mentality with legal lotteries.

Posted by: moki at September 10, 2012 03:48 PM (dZmFh)

270 Also, just to make everyone still reading this jealous...

Best thing ever - Mrs. Reason's French-Toast Grilled PB Banana Sandwich.

With a drizzle of honey.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:49 PM (l2max)

271 Is a PBJ sandwich racist if dark rye bread is used instead of white bread?

Posted by: RioBravo at September 10, 2012 03:49 PM (eEfYn)

272
All I got to say is that liberals apparently think that Somali and Hispanic children are:

1) Not American; and

2) Are unaware that they are, in fact, living in America; and

3) That they would be traumatized by that horrifying revalation.


It's kind of like how liberals suggest that minorities are too incompetant to manage to obtain a valid ID for voting. Well, I guess they're right on this one - if youconsider "dead people" and "pets" as minorities.

Posted by: Optimizer at September 10, 2012 03:50 PM (As94z)

273 I had PBJ on toast for breakfast this morning. The jam was black raspberry. Does that make my breakfast more racist, or less?

Posted by: Stu-22 at September 10, 2012 03:50 PM (AiYlm)

274
"270 Also, just to make everyone still reading this jealous...

Best thing ever - Mrs. Reason's French-Toast Grilled PB Banana Sandwich.

With a drizzle of honey."


Perhaps I speak only for myself, but doesn't "bacon" have to be on the list of ingredients to impress people in here? ;-)

Posted by: Optimizer at September 10, 2012 03:53 PM (As94z)

275 "He assured me "it's different." No, he didn't mean the math (at least I hope not) but that, for some reason, his students just couldn't do it if he talked about cards, but were just fine if they talked about dominoes."
OK.

But what if they have to multiply meters?

GAME OVER MAN! GAME OVER!

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 03:53 PM (TULs6)

276 How many jobs can you get if you can count, but only in dominoes? Domino counting jobs are green, aren't they?

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 03:54 PM (TULs6)

277 Somehow Asians, even those direct from jungles and rice paddies, seem to do well in American schools without all the un-biasing of teaching methods this idiot calls for. Then they go on to out-score US-born, non-Hispanic whites on tests. Maybe it's not really the "biased" teaching methods and tests, numbnuts.

Posted by: Randall Hoven at September 10, 2012 03:54 PM (zaAvx)

278 Curse whoever posted the damn "it's peanut butter jelly time" sentence upthreaed because now that damn commercial is running through my brain on an endless loop.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at September 10, 2012 03:55 PM (RZ8pf)

279 Would the teacher have been happier if the bread was airbrushed with "A Gift From The U.N."? That would have made the little Somali feel at home.

Posted by: MrCaniac at September 10, 2012 03:55 PM (1grxW)

280 moki - true. I guess I just wasn't expecting it here, in my neighborhood.

And I do think that eventually the school did have a talk with the family. It was only for one year while my daughter was there, and by the time that my son was going to the preschool, the NO PEANUTZ! mandate was no longer enforced. Maybe by then either the parents moved her somewhere else, or she was deemed old enough to know better than to eat food that wasn't her's, or something.

I mean, this was a voluntary preschool thing, not a public school required-to-attend place.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:56 PM (q/kmn)

281 140 I feel bad for kids of today (immigrant or not). They will never know the taste of a Twinkie
----------------------------

The last I checked, the unions that produce and ship and deliver Twinkies were going to bankrupt the company, and there wouldn't be any more Twinkies to ban.

Posted by: Boots at September 10, 2012 03:56 PM (neKzn)

282
"273 I had PBJ on toast for breakfast this morning. The jam was black raspberry. Does that make my breakfast more racist, or less?"


More. Because, "Shut Up!"

Posted by: Optimizer at September 10, 2012 03:56 PM (As94z)

283 I had PBJ on toast for breakfast this morning. The jam was black raspberry. Does that make my breakfast more racist, or less?

Posted by: Stu-22 at September 10, 2012 03:50 PM (AiYlm)


If you eat black raspberry jelly or use brown bread then you are a racist for symbolically eating those non-Anglo/White cultures and/or symbolically raping them or something.

Face it, if you are white, whatever you do is by the left's definition, raaacist.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 10, 2012 03:57 PM (XvHmy)

284 Public schools are child abuse.

Posted by: The Political Hat at September 10, 2012 03:58 PM (XvHmy)

285 "Curse whoever posted the damn "it's peanut butter jelly time" sentence upthreaed because now that damn commercial is running through my brain on an endless loop. "

Here let me help you. Google "Adventure Time Banana Dance."

No, no. Shh. You can thank me later.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 03:59 PM (q/kmn)

286 Yeah, we get this mandatory DIVERSITY training every year. Funny thing, the one group that could really use some sensitivity training--all these "ethnic Muslim males" who are forced to work with uppity White Christian Women---never seem to get trained on how to behave. By ethnic Muslim Male, I mean the guys whose English always fails them when working with anyone who is beneath them. By ethnic Muslim Male, I mean the guys who bathe once a month whether they need to or not. By ethnic Muslim Male, I mean the guys who are dumber than rocks, but, are far superior to any Westerner, especially the women.

Posted by: Will Be Taking Applications and Assimilating The Love-slaves at September 10, 2012 03:59 PM (kXoT0)

287 #206

Anyone who purposely puts a child in the LAUSD should have just had the abortion and called it a mercy killing.

Posted by: epobirs at September 10, 2012 04:00 PM (kcfmt)

288 281 My daughter had a similar experience in 4th grade, at private school. One girl had severe peanut allergies, so she had to eat at a separate table, and her teacher had to know how to give epipen shots in case something happened. Kids who wanted to eat with her (my daughter, who didn't want her to be alone) couldn't have peanut butter/peanuts.

But this was my daughter's willing choice-she asked for food that was safe around her friend, and we were able to accomodate this. I didn't mind, and I was very proud of my kid for being a decent person. But the school was not going to force everyone to accomodate the child, and eventually her mother moved her to public school, where that happened.

I think mom may have been a bit of a power tripper.

Posted by: moki at September 10, 2012 04:01 PM (dZmFh)

289 Bitch best get away from my peanut butter n nana sandwich.

Posted by: Elvis Presley at September 10, 2012 04:01 PM (1grxW)

290 All I got to say is that liberals apparently think that Somali and Hispanic children are:

1) Not American; and

2) Are unaware that they are, in fact, living in America; and

3) That they would be traumatized by that horrifying revalation.


It's
kind of like how liberals suggest that minorities are too incompetant
to manage to obtain a valid ID for voting. Well, I guess they're right
on this one - if youconsider "dead people" and "pets" as minorities.

Posted by: Optimizer



4) Somali and Hispanic children are incapable of learning that American children eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Hell, I've never been to Somalia but I know that Somali children eat pirate shit like hardtack and grog.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 04:01 PM (R18D0)

291 I had cream cheese schmeared on pumpernickle toast this morning.

In light of this thread, and all the explainin' for my little puddin' filled head, that's probably the most raaaayciss thing possible.

Quick! Someone sign me up for penance at an Obama phone bank!

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 04:01 PM (q/kmn)

292 I have linked to instruction on grilling a PBJ with Skittles. This is the ONLY PBJ sandwich deemed non-racist by the ARRA (The American Racist Rating Agency)

Posted by: RioBravo at September 10, 2012 04:02 PM (eEfYn)

293 "But the school was not going to force everyone to accomodate the child, and eventually her mother moved her to public school, where that happened. I think mom may have been a bit of a power tripper."

WHAT?!!?!?! THE ENTIRE SCHOOL HAS NOT BENT TO MY WILL???

Posted by: power-trippin' peanut hatin' mommy at September 10, 2012 04:03 PM (q/kmn)

294 PBJ is an example of "white privilege"?? I just atea cheese steak, does that make me a genocidal monster?? I hope so because that would be awsome!!

Posted by: stillers at September 10, 2012 04:04 PM (g9Wm2)

295 Anyone who purposely puts a child in the LAUSD should have just had the abortion and called it a mercy killing.

That's white privilege! You have to communicate multiculturally.

Another way would be to say: ‘Americans have abortions with unwanted kids,do you have anything like that?’ and then let them make suggestions, like stoning orthrowing a sack ofbabies in ariver.

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 04:04 PM (TULs6)

296 Riobravo, do you really eat those? I mean, I can understand peanut butter and banana grilled, or peanut butter and Nutella grilled (especially on challah bread-see, even more racisty!!!!!) But skittles? yuck. Do you know where those have been?.....



THat's right, unicorn butts.

Posted by: moki at September 10, 2012 04:05 PM (dZmFh)

297 moki - yes, your child sounds like one to be proud of.

I've noticed at my kids' own private school that "kids worth being proud of" seem to be rather thick on the premises. Like a lush bumper-crop of them seem to fill the hallways.

A very different experience than my step-daughter's high school years, which were completed at the public school near her father, at her own choosing.

Funny, that.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 04:07 PM (q/kmn)

298 I had some Aunt Jemimah syrup on white bread French toast with black coffee because I'm better than all of you.

Posted by: Dang at September 10, 2012 04:08 PM (R18D0)

299 The one thing that any kid lucky enough to survive Somalia and get to America notices right away is the sheer amount of food available. These kids have been one meal away from starvation their whole lives and we are going to worry about whether or not a PBJ sandwich is going to bother them. Heck, they are too busy eating the food to worry about what we call the food.

Posted by: Will Be Taking Applications and Assimilating The Love-slaves at September 10, 2012 04:09 PM (kXoT0)

300 "THat's right, unicorn butts."

That post needed a "NOT SAFE FOR TELECONFERENCE-ATTENDEES" warning on it.

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 04:09 PM (q/kmn)

301 Teacher - "Kids here in America eat Peanut-Butter and Jelly sandwiches. What do you eat back home?"

North Korean Child - "...eat?"

Posted by: reason at September 10, 2012 04:11 PM (q/kmn)

302 On top of all the other ridiculousness, it appear another motive here is to avoid admitting some of the kids aren't as intelligent as the others. And worse, if you charted their proficiency indexed against certain other aspects of those kids, you might see a pattern emerging.

Any reasonably bright child is into going to be fazed by a problem using an unfamiliar foodstuff as an object. It's math, not recipes for Home Ec. If I have fifteen objects, it doesn't matter if they're PBandJ sandwiches, bowl's of lark's vomit soup, veeblegetzers, or whatever else nonsensical item that might be ingested. IT'S FRIGGIN' MATH! If your kid doesn't get it, the problem is far less likely to be an unfamiliarity with the food and much more likely that the child is lacking in the IQ attribute.

Posted by: epobirs at September 10, 2012 04:16 PM (kcfmt)

303 300-I am so sorry!

And as for the somali/NK kids and their meals,

I taught second grade in Saudi Arabia, and had kids from Somalia, Eritrea, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, etc. And guess what they brought to school for lunch?
Sandwiches. No ham, of course, although they loved the fake ham made of beef you could find in the local Safeway.
But as a treat, I made them peanut butter and jelly sandwiches one day, and they begged for more. So, lady, Verenice, try going to these places first, and seeing how they live/eat, before you make such racist assumptions about how they live in the US.

Posted by: moki at September 10, 2012 04:18 PM (dZmFh)

304 "Do we ever get to just make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich for a kid, or do we have to don the hairshirt whenever we do anything?"

This is just brilliant. I love it.

Posted by: elizabethe at September 10, 2012 04:19 PM (9MyQd)

305 It doesn't fucking matter what they eat at home! If you're splitting up a sandwich (which Hispanics absolutely do eat, even if we pronounce it like there's a 'g' in there somewhere) to teach about fractions, all you need to know is that it's a thing and it can be split into halves, quarters, thirds, etc.

Fuck the "brown experience" you racists.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at September 10, 2012 04:23 PM (FIYvq)

306 If an American moved to France and demanded the school serve his kids Big Macs, he'd be labeled an "ugly American" for his arrogance.

Posted by: Warden at September 10, 2012 04:23 PM (HzhBE)

307 @213: That's why the British refer to sandwiches as "butties", such as "jam butties". Took me a bit to figure out what exactly they were talking about when I first heard that term.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at September 10, 2012 04:24 PM (izA2D)

308
moki @ 303

Because PB J sammiches are sweet and tasty to most kids. Unless they've got one of those peanut allergies, and then they die, I guess.

I've eaten all kinds of meals around the world, and the biggest problem you usually have is that "local" food contains some kind of bacteria that the locals are used to, and your (my?) American GI tract throws a ruckus over it for a few days, until it gets accustomed to it.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch (fake Internet person) writes..... at September 10, 2012 04:24 PM (sJTmU)

309
“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.”
Doesn't that imply that they are not Americans? Isn't that racist? To assume that they are so foreign that they don't get what a PBJ is? That is absolutely racist!!!! In fact, that is racial profiling if you pick a kid or two out and give them a special question just based on the color of their skin!
My guess is they came here to eat PBJ!!!!
At a hotel in Southern Utah, near the Grand Canyon, we were eating the hotel breakfast and I felt like peanut butter and apples. I doubt most Americans eat peanut butter and apples for breakfast, or at all,but I do. I used the plastic knives to cut up the apple and scooped peanut butter with it... one of my favorite breakfasts...
Then a family of Germans (? it sounded like they were speaking German) copied me! They were in America, eating an American breakfast!!!
I bet they had no idea what to do with those little tubs of peanut butter. Now they do!
Who knows I may have set off a big fad in Germany!!!

Posted by: petunia at September 10, 2012 04:28 PM (SUQOI)

310
"143weren't Sandwiches invented by the Earl of Sandwich? It's what some limey I worked with told me once, and to make a "proper" sandwich you must but butter on the bread first. So, shouldn't the Choomer and Chief have sent all samiches back to the UK along with the Churchill bust? "

You don't say!!!! My mother always buttered the bread first!I hate soggy bread, but I don't butter first any more... too many extra calories. I thought it was just my mom!
My mother's grandmother was an immigrant from England, so the tradition made it through to four generations before dying out.

Posted by: petunia at September 10, 2012 04:34 PM (SUQOI)

311 The last I checked, the unions that produce and ship and deliver Twinkies were going to bankrupt the company, and there wouldn't be any more Twinkies to ban.

Posted by: Boots at September 10, 2012 03:56 PM (neKzn).......................Hostess goes in and out of bankruptcy with regularity.

Posted by: Invictus at September 10, 2012 04:34 PM (OQpzc)

312 Petunia!

Peanut butter and apples is one of our favorite snacks/breakfasts. And good on you for influencing the German family!! We lived in Poland for a couple of years, and peanut butter was very popular there-they even had a Polish brand. I can honestly say that I have not seen that anywhere else in my travels. The Poles would dip pretzel rolls in it, or spread it on sunflower bread-along with a thick layer of butter. Yum.

Posted by: moki at September 10, 2012 04:39 PM (dZmFh)

313
Were I to travel to Sowdi Arabia, I would not expect pulled pork b-b-q sandwiches to be on the menu.

Welcome to America. Now Speak English. Here's your hot dog. On abun. An American sandwich. Deal with it.

Posted by: The AoSHQ '&' Preservation Society at September 10, 2012 04:40 PM (26i79)

314 You came to this country because of our ethos, values and culture. Yes, culture. We Americas do have our own culture. I know currently liberals find that an egregiously racist statement. But it's the truth, which is why they have to demonize anybody who feels that way. Then tell us how we should "respect" every other culture. Well except ours.

If you wanted your culture, you should have stayed where you were and performed the hard work we did in America to change the aspects of your culture with which you did not disagree.. It's not about your culture in America it's about ours. Collectively. It's also not about changing our culture. Not only is that insulting but selfish to every other person who came before you.

When my forefathers came to this country, they came for the opportunities and values uniquely American. They changed how they dressed, spoke and lived their lives because they wanted to become Americans. They didn't want to be foreigners who just happened to live in America. Nor did they take handouts. None, no matter how poor they were.

To be certain, they kept some of their traditions, but never tried to impose those upon their neighbors. They didn't want to change the Constitution, because they felt it was the most magnificent document every authored. Nor did they want cradle to grave guarantees- except one. Continued opportunity.

Posted by: Exile at September 10, 2012 04:47 PM (GGCsk)

315 To properly be a "Sandwich" in the tradition of the Earl, one must eat the confection while sitting on the head of a turbanedmohammedan and whipping a mic.

That's why it's so difficult for Somalis to count sandwiches, it drawsback towardemotional trauma they sustained in theirhomeland, where rich white Sandwichers with cigarette holders would ride their aunts around the yard whipping the children for sport.

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 04:49 PM (TULs6)

316 If you wanted your culture, you should have stayed where you were

You're like the 5th person to take the angle.

Why the hell are you ragging on the Somali kid just because his teachers say it's racist to give him a PBJ? He probably wasn't complaining.

Posted by: entropy at September 10, 2012 04:52 PM (TULs6)

317 Why the hell are you ragging on the Somali kid just because his teachers say it's racist to give him a PBJ?

No, I'm pretty sure it was the 'official' being ragged on.

Think about it...

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at September 10, 2012 05:00 PM (GBXon)

318 #90 - I'm moving to the fucking moon.

Oh my me, the full moon is white! I'm a racist!

Posted by: God at September 10, 2012 05:01 PM (rX2Pq)

319 Whew! Who knew my allergy to peanuts would spare me from inadvertently expressing my white-person-must-be-racist racism with a sandwich.

Posted by: Natasha at September 10, 2012 05:01 PM (jU5uf)

320 “What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?”
says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school
of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

That's their fucking problem. They are in OUR country, not us in theirs.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at September 10, 2012 05:05 PM (Ouyc1)

321 The reason potato-heads like Gutierrez make up fake problems like this to solve is that they are so abysmally bad at solving the problems they were originally hired to solve by the taxpayers. You know, the taxpayers, those idiots who expected their chillun would be able to add and divide and read at their grade level, know how the country they live in came to be and what it takes to keep it free, and learn they don't get ahead if they cheat or lie. Instead, they get handed back dolts that can't count to 11 with their shoes on, think 'r u xcited LOL' equals 'Four score and seven years ago', and will steal Grannies' Robitussin just to take the edge off. But they DO know that diversity is a good thing. They can't tell you WHY, but they're convinced it's up there with Mom and apple pie. And Verenice squeaks by another year toward her full-salary retirement at 55 years of age. We'd be happy to get rid of her, but she'll be replaced by another leech just as addled.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at September 10, 2012 05:22 PM (VMcoS)

322 Why does this cultural difference have to be something we're all aware of and avoid talking about? Why can't we just acknowledge benign differences like sandwiches and pitas, if they ever come up in conversation at all, and move on?

Whoever heard of someone with a PBJ superiority complex? This is just ridiculous.

Posted by: Book at September 10, 2012 05:26 PM (oxqtW)

323 Here's the thing, Somali and Hispanic kids--if you don't want nasty old Western imperialists coming to your lands and imposing a new culture, hey, you got a friend.

But don't come to mine and try to do the same thing. I don't give a damn what you eat. Here we eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Shut up and learn how to be an American. Melding your national heritage with ours is something to do on your time, not ours. Because I don't frankly care, as long as you act mainly American. Sorry, them's the breaks.

You see, if you want to be a cultural imperialist, demanding I adapt as much to you as vice versa, we can think about going back to those bad old days again and see who comes out on top. I bet it won't be you.

Have a nice day, and stay off my lawn.

Posted by: A. at September 10, 2012 05:50 PM (DwHu/)

324 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at September 10, 2012 05:51 PM (6o4Fb)

325 I don't eat raw fish because I don't like raw fish. Nothing against Asians

Posted by: kbdabear at September 10, 2012 07:05 PM (wwsoB)

326 I watched that whole fucking video with the smiling, condescending ignoramus babbling about how white people suck. I picture him sitting bolt upright in bed in a cold sweat thinking "oh my God. Im a total fucking fraud."

Posted by: fugazi at September 10, 2012 07:10 PM (4bvZp)

327 Are we talking PBJ-PBJs or just the PBJ flavored ice-cream from the gay ice cream guys?

Can we get a read out from the rules committee crawling around whoopie's 'brain'?

btw: Trying holding out a PBJ on WHITE bread and not letting go when a few somali or migrant farm kids try to take it for lunch. That would make for a good video.

You say you don't like PBJ? Fine with me. You just not hungry enough. I can wait.

Posted by: Blacksmith8✡ at September 10, 2012 07:26 PM (O2Gu6)

328 “Whiteness in Color Identity and its social dominance is a concept that most white people do not understand.”

Say wha? Racist!!!

So now offering José or Emiko a PBJ is more racist than thinking these children would rather have a taco or sushi for lunch? Because, although they reside and go to school in America, José and Emiko obviously live in ethnic ghettos and have never even heard of a PBJ. Seriously? (What about last week, when that was “racial/ethnic stereotyping”?)

How stupid does one have to be to buy into this vile nonsense? *Rhetorical*

Posted by: Jix at September 10, 2012 07:35 PM (VDKgR)

329 The "intensive training" etc. sounds like the good old Marxist self-criticism sessions. Wonder why...

Posted by: pj at September 10, 2012 07:50 PM (DQHjw)

330
This country is shot. It's whole focus is on silly insane shit like this. A noble experiment but it's over.

Posted by: Libra at September 10, 2012 08:33 PM (kd8U8)

331 White men! White women! The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is calling you. The sacred and ancient symbol of your race, since the beginning of time. The Jew is using The Black as muscle against you. And you are left there helpless. Well, what are you going to do about it, Whitey? Just sit there? Of course not! You are going to join with us. The members of the American Socialist White Peoples' Party. An organization of decent, law abiding white folk. Just like you!

Posted by: Head Nazi at September 10, 2012 10:08 PM (DFYFj)

332 Oh for heaven's sake! By this idiotic standard EVERYTHING we eat, read, talk about, watch on TV, draw, play, how we comb our hair, fold our towels, organise our pantries, the way we sleep and how we brush our teeth, whether we use Scotch tape or a generic brand, do we like roller or ice skating better, is that camera water proof?, cutting up white paper to make snowflakes, text or e-mail, did you water the plant today? are all racist and we need to adapt new ways STAT so we don't offend the immigrants who came to this country five years or three generations ago.

This BS is simply another way to create divisions, such as by teaching kids who were born and raised here that this or that other country is "their country", despite that they have never been there, don't speak the language and have no idea about the culture. Yet still they can't eat a bloody P, B & J for fear of dying from super offense--when half the time they just want to bicker with their friends about what's the best drink to go with it.

And yes, ffs, WHITE paper, because SNOW IS EFFING WHITE!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lisl at September 11, 2012 01:06 AM (Ip7d8)

333 @290 So just the other day, there was a story up @ Slashdot about the Canadian system of voting. Slashdot attracts an international audience, but the most common theme to all the comments, regardless of where the commenters were from, was that ID was required to vote. Who knew Canadians and Swedes were so _RAAAACIIIISSSSSTTTT_!!!!1111

Posted by: Topper Harley at September 11, 2012 02:47 AM (9mbNo)

334 These are all kids enrolled in American schools, right? Presumably, even if the kids are foreign-born (or have foreign parents) there's SOME intention of acculturating the youngsters to American life.

How 'bout the cafeteria serves PBJ's to every kid, waaaay early in the school year.

Then EVERYBODY knows what a PBJ sandwich is, and the educrats can get on with teaching ... whatever the heck it was.

And nobody has to accuse anybody of bigotry due to the food choices they use as teaching examples.

= = =

Sheesh! "Ethnocentrism bad." We wouldn't wanna imply that typical American foods are typical American foods, now would we? At what age do you suppose it's permissible to introduce these delicate foreign flowers to the concept of "mac 'n' cheese"?

Posted by: A_Nonny_Mouse at September 11, 2012 02:58 AM (wOsro)

335 Having had gone through one of these "racial consciousness raising" seminars, I conclude that they are nothing more than white-bashing bitch sessions. The people conducting them (always people of color) don't even realize their own bigotry in the things they say.

Posted by: RebeccaH at September 11, 2012 12:58 PM (JAQT9)

336 I really can't comment on any of this. I've got too much peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth.

Posted by: LuigiCorelli at September 11, 2012 02:43 PM (hCoUE)

337 So Verenice Gutierrez (the idiot principal at Scott school in Portland, Oregon) thinks that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist? This woman is beyond stupid and has no business being in a school. She certainly has no business being a principal of a school.

Let this idiot principal know what you think. Contact her!

Scott school phone number: (503) 916-6369
Verenice Gutierrez’s email: vgutierr@pps.net

Source for contact information:
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/scott/317.htm

Posted by: Charlie R. at September 12, 2012 03:03 AM (Y3Sjv)






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