Monday, January 31, 2011

It Will Now Be Referred To As The C&W Words

Secular Apostate turns us on to a race spat at UC Irvine that is stereotypical* of the kind of fussing that goes on about race these days.
A California university says it was bad taste to serve chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Officials at the University of California, Irvine, say the menu of stereotypical black food was served on Jan. 17 — the first day of the school’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. symposium.

The dining hall advertised the meal as an “MLK Holiday Special.”

The co-chairman of the school’s Black Student Union and another student lodged formal complaints.
Complaints about what? Last week I went to Bonnie Jean's Soul Food here in San Diego. One of my friends had their famous ... Chicken and Waffles. The food was great and the service friendly. They make all of their meals from scratch when you order, so it takes about half an hour to get your food. They've cleverly erected** a set of shelves containing family games for you to play while you wait. A couple at a table nearby played Uno*** while their food was prepared.

As for UC Irvine, I wonder if any of the diners listened to Niggaz Wit Attitudes music as they walked up to the dining hall.

Update: The editorial staff of The Scratching Post would like to apologize for showing insensitivity in the previous sentence. We used a term that should not be spoken in polite company and should be a referred to by it's initial. We acknowledge our mistake and beg your forgiveness. No one among the Clever-Americans should ever have to hear the word "wit." We fully support the efforts of sensitive academics everywhere to make our speech witless.

* - This will now be referred to as the "S" word in sensitivity to Abnormally-Normal-Americans.

** - This will now be referred to as the "E" word in sensitivity to Oversexed-Americans.

*** - This will now be referred to as the "U" word in sensitivity to Math-challenged-Americans.


tim eisele said...



This is a new one to me. When did "waffles" become a "soul food"? And if it is such a stereotype, how come the Wikipedia page makes no mention of it?

And for that matter - Chicken? What cuisine *doesn't* include chicken?

K T Cat said...

I dunno, but it sure was good. I'd never heard of it, either.

God help Poland if they serve bratwurst on some German holiday. It will be 1939 all over again!

tim eisele said...

Ah. It looks like it is only the specific combination of chicken and waffles on one plate that has been kind of shoehorned into being some sort of "soul food". It sounds like it is more a specialty-restaurant item than it is a real "ethnic dish", though.