Army Base's "Black History Heritage Meal" Is a Smorgasbord of Stereotypes

Army Base's "Black History Heritage Meal" Is a Smorgasbord of Stereotypes

Someone sent Gawker this "Black History Heritage Meal" menu from the U.S. Army Base in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Featuring fried chicken, collard greens, pig feet, ham hocks and the rest of the usual suspects, the menu comes off as a wee bit stereotypical.

Of course, this isn't the first time a "Black History Month Menu" has reared its ugly head. The New York Times had a similar incident back in 2008, and ?uestlove created quite a stir when he tweeted a picture of an NBC lunch menu that ruffled a few feathers in 2010.

So, who has an appetite for stereotypes? Expecting people to learn that this is an area they should avoid is wishful thinking. For a true celebration of black history and heritage, head over to Then & Now: 50 Key Sites in the American Civil Rights Movement.

[via Gawker and BET]

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