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BJ'S BLOG 09/13/12 "PB&J Racist?"

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.

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09/12/2012 9:07AM
BJ'S BLOG 09/13/12 "PB&J Racist?"
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09/13/2012 11:00AM
from a spelling Nazi...
09/13/2012 12:05PM
There is such a thing as oversensitivity. If we haven't crossed that line before, we certainly have now. Seriously, it's a f**king sandwich.
09/13/2012 12:19PM
The problem is...
She is over educated and under informed. I don't remember any principal of mine in any grade K-12 having DR. in front of their name. Problem: too much school work in her lfe and not enough common sence studies.
09/13/2012 2:00PM
PB&J Sammich...
Ms. Gutierrez needs to get her azz back in the kitchen and make a few!!!
09/14/2012 6:16AM
Name change
We could always call it nut butter of peanuts and jelly... See if that changes the race theory
09/20/2012 8:23AM
cautious to a fault
It's a very sad day when we are afraid to talk about a simple food that all American children grew up with. Is there ever going to be an end to what we can't say? What we aren't allowed to talk about because it MIGHT offend someone? Personally, I'm sick of trying to keep up with what is "morally" or "socially" correct in my everyday speech. Get Over It!!
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