Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is Racist, Says Portland School Official

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?

That’s right.

Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune:

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

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez asked. “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.”

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4 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is Racist, Says Portland School Official”

  1. Vethusbandfather on 21/21/13 at 3:35 pm

    A sandwich is still a sandwich, even if it’s made out of a different type of bread. Is it also racist to talk about ‘mothers and fathers’ without mentioning ‘madres and padres’

  2. chris on 24/24/13 at 7:48 pm

    Yo Gutierrez! This isn’t f#cking mexico or 3rd world africa!
    Who gives a rat’s A$s what they think! Teach them to assimilate, or get the f#ck out of this country. It’s really quite simple!