California school apologizes for Black History Month menu

Feb. 6, 2014 at 12:18 PM

CONCORD, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A school in Northern California apologized for a Black History Month school lunch menu that featured fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, students said.

Parents and students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord, Calif., said they were outraged by the offerings, KNTV, San Francisco, reported Thursday.

The school quickly apologized in a letter.

"I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Principal Nancy Libby said in the letter. "Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes."

The items were removed from the menu and the school plans to hold a diversity assembly for faculty and students, Libby said.

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