Another civil rights holiday, another chance for commemorative menus of questionable racial sensitivity. This time, the menu comes courtesy of St. Luke's Roosevelt Cafeteria, which "in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday" served fried chicken and pork ribs yesterday (which isn't even King's actual birthday.)
It's not the first time this kind of thing has happened.
Last year a photo was posted online of NBC's Black History Month themed menu, which featured fried chicken, collard greens with smoked turkey and jalepeno cornbread. The menu was quickly changed after many people found it to be offensive.
While these menus were hardly politically correct, Dr, King is quoted as saying that his favorite food was "soul food." Is offering up a menu like this the equivalent of serving Guinness on St. Patrick's Day? Or is that completely different?
So, do you find this menu offensive?
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