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Is Peanut Butter and Jelly Racist?

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peanut butter and jelly sandwich (by flickr user spcbrass)

A recent story out of Oregon has many people wondering.  A school principal thinks that using a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as an example in class could be a problematic and discriminatory move.  Verenice Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, made some comments about it,

What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?  Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.

What do you think?  Could it be racist or is this just silly?  Vote in our poll and let us know what you think.

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