24 November 2013

Are you eating PB&J sandwich? Check your privilege! Oh, and you are a racist besides.

There are different ways to get your secret longings or secret aversions validated and even vindicated. Take me, for example: for several years spent in US of A, I have been suspicious of that concoction called peanut butter and jelly sandwich. No force in the world would have made me even taste one.

Now I know why.

Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?

That’s right.

Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune:“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?” Gutierrez 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.”
Yeah, and by taking each bite of PB&J sandwich you are exercising your white privilege, too (no matter whether you are black, yellow or of any other color).

And these are the people who are teaching our kids, mind you.

For those who didn't know yet what "Check your privilege" means, look it up.  Oh, and by the way, the fact that you don't know what this means classifies you as a potential racist, capitalist and male/female chauvinist pig. Visit your neighborhood commissar immediately.