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Old 08-14-2015, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Originally Posted by katzpaw View Post
It's not. It's fake.

Peanut Butter Jelly Crime : snopes.com - FALSE

As it turns out, the original source for the “peanut butter sandwich ban” was a Portland Tribune article published on 6 September 2012. The entire rumor was predicated on the opening lines of that lengthy article, in which Portland elementary school principal Verenice Gutierrez referenced the notion that students from different cultures don’t necessarily share the same frames of reference (even in matters that might seem universally common and ordinary, such as sandwiches), and educators should be aware of those kinds of issues:

Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.

Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“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.“

Unfortunately, since the article’s author (not Principal Gutierrez) used the word “racism” in the article’s opening line, this brief opening passage was taken out of context and spun into a claim that Portland schools were seeking to “ban” peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for being “racist.”
So, it's not fake. Thanks.

 
Old 08-14-2015, 10:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Roadking2003 View Post
So, it's not fake. Thanks.
You posted that PB&J was banned because its racist. That's false.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The Peanut butter and jelly sandwich turned out to be baloney.
 
Old 08-14-2015, 11:38 PM
 
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When I read the cut and paste (note that Roadking2003 plagiarized his entire OP except for the first sentence) I was thinking this sounded familiar, like there have been threads on it before. And sure enough, people on the extreme, fact-free right have been pushing this ridiculous lie for going on three years now.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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When I read the cut and paste (note that Roadking2003 plagiarized his entire OP except for the first sentence) I was thinking this sounded familiar, like there have been threads on it before. And sure enough, people on the extreme, fact-free right have been pushing this ridiculous lie for going on three years now.
It is annoying seeing this story keep popping up because all it does is show how little many right wingers care about facts when they post conservative nonsense. Heck, I wonder how many times the OP has posted this story over the past three years.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Since there are no Rebel Flags in Portland, they have to make up stuff like peanut butter sandwiches to rail against. Political Correctness Naziism at work.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 05:10 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Quote:
Originally Posted by katzpaw View Post
It's not. It's fake.

Peanut Butter Jelly Crime : snopes.com - FALSE

As it turns out, the original source for the “peanut butter sandwich ban” was a Portland Tribune article published on 6 September 2012. The entire rumor was predicated on the opening lines of that lengthy article, in which Portland elementary school principal Verenice Gutierrez referenced the notion that students from different cultures don’t necessarily share the same frames of reference (even in matters that might seem universally common and ordinary, such as sandwiches), and educators should be aware of those kinds of issues:

Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.

Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“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.“

Unfortunately, since the article’s author (not Principal Gutierrez) used the word “racism” in the article’s opening line, this brief opening passage was taken out of context and spun into a claim that Portland schools were seeking to “ban” peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for being “racist.”
What a crime, teaching students about the culture in which they live and introducing them to new foods and ideas. No place for that in the portals of social justice, formerly called schools.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 05:28 AM
 
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I read part of that article and when I got to the made up problem of "white privilege" I stopped at that point.

People on the left coast are in search of a solution to a nonexistent problem.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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i cant believe that after NUMEROUS times of this story being called fake, there are loads of people who wanna twist it into something its not.

i also love on how stories like these, not a peep about "state rights" from those who would otherwise scream bloody murder if it was about feeding poor too much food or taking away your guns.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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What if they used rye bread instead of white bread? Or whole wheat. Whole wheat is inclusive because it doesn't discriminate against any part of the wheat plant. The could use German Schwartzbrot but that might be reverse dicrimination.
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