Go look at the photo of the full menu at Mediaite. I’ve only eaten soul food a few times but (a) I’m pretty sure that those are all soul food staples, (b) last I checked, soul food was part of black culture, and (c) it is, after all, Black History Month. So the chef decided to serve a soul food meal, but instead of picking something like ribs as the main course, she picked the one entree that’s associated with racist stereotypes. Result: Menu quickly removed and chef, I guess, now deemed a racist. Wonderful.
Via TheGrio.com, here’s a short interview with Leslie Calhoun, the obviously racist/white supremacist chef; like the boss says, if you think the uproar is absurd now, imagine if Calhoun was cooking for Fox News. Quote: “It’s not trying to offend anybody and it’s not trying to suggest that that’s all that African-Americans eat. It’s just a good meal.” Exit question: Does this mean the soul food episode of my favorite show on television is also racist?