Yesterday on the show, we talked about how one principle from Portland is saying that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist!
Dr. Verenice Gutierrez is a principle of a kindergarten through 8th grade containing 500 students. Of those students, 50% are Hispanic, 15% are black, and 9% are Asian.
According to the “Portland Tribune”, Principle Gutierrez said quote, “picks up in the subtle language of racism every day.”
So when a teacher used a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as an example, she recommended against that.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” she asked. “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.”
Guess what Ms. Gutierrez…we are in America! People migrate over here because they love this country and hope to adapt to get a better life. They love the way we do business and want to live the American dream.
Why can’t they talk about how PB&J is a delicacy here? It’s not racist if you talk about something everyone enjoys in that particular place.