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Worker fired after NYU Black History Month menu includes BBQ ribs, corn bread and collard greens
Associated Press
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Published:
February 22, 2018
Updated:
February 22, 2018 12:04 PM EST
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NEW YORK — A racially insensitive menu for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to a company apology and workers being fired.
According to The New York Times, NYU President Andrew Hamilton says it was “inexcusably insensitive” for a food service company to feature barbecued ribs, corn bread, collard greens, and beverages with racist connotations: Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavoured water.
We were shocked to learn of the drink and food choices that our food service provider - Aramark - offered at the Weinstein dining hall as part of Black History Month. It was inexcusably insensitive.
Andrew Hamilton, NYU President
Sophomore Nia Harris, who’s black, says the head cook dismissed her objections and told her that black employees planned the menu.
Aramark says it has fired two workers and is retraining its NYU employees.
We apologize for an inexcusable menu mistake that occurred at Downstein. We are extremely disappointed by the insensitive and offensive actions taken by one of our employees who did not follow policy and processes.
Victoria Pasquale, Aramark Regional Vice President
It issued an apology to the entire NYU community and “communities everywhere” for the employees’ “insensitive and offensive actions.”
Harris says that in addition to their studies, black students have to do “extra work” — teaching sensitivity and respect.

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Worker fired after NYU Black History Month menu includes BBQ ribs, corn bread and collard greens | Toronto Sun

NYU slammed over racist Black History Month menu
Brad Hunter
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Published:
February 22, 2018
Updated:
February 22, 2018 7:35 PM EST
Whoa!
There are the thin-skinned PC tongue troopers who take offence at even the tiniest perceived micro-aggression and then… there is the truly outrageous.
Exhibit A: New York University.
The university is under fire after posting a racially insensitive menu for Black History Month.
According to The New York Times, NYU President Andrew Hamilton says it was “inexcusably insensitive” for a food service company to feature barbecued ribs, cornbread, collard greens, and beverages with racist connotations: Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavoured water.
Duh.
Sophomore Nia Harris, who’s black, says the head cook dismissed her objections and told her that black employees planned the menu.
Aramark says it has fired two workers and is retraining its employees.
It issued an apology to the entire NYU community and “communities everywhere” for the employees’ “insensitive and offensive actions.”
Harris says that in addition to their studies, black students have to do “extra work” — teaching sensitivity and respect.
The company behind the tone-deaf and beguilingly stupid stunt has fired several of the employees it claims were responsible.
NYU slammed over racist Black History Month menu | Toronto Sun
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