Peanut Butter and Jelly is Now Considered Racist?

Let me just say – don’t mess with peanut butter and jelly!

I’ve long thought that there are plenty of liberals who are looking for an opening to do something totally over the top and stupid. This is just one of those things. Like it wasn’t stupid enough for a school to fine a mother for a healthy packed lunch and they gave her kids Ritz crackers to make it “acceptable”. Now – peanut butter and jelly is being attacked??

Here’s my question – does this mentality help build anyone UP or just bring everyone DOWN? Not everyone could make a leap from “peanut butter and jelly” to “white privilege”  — just unreal…..

Check this out —


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.”

…The Tribune noted that the school started the new year with “intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives,” to help educators understand their own “white privilege,” in order to “change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.””Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation — to examine a news article and discuss the ‘white privilege’ it conveys,” the Tribune added.

Gutierrez completed a week-long seminar called “Coaching for Educational Equity,” a program the Tribune says focuses “on race and how it affects life.” She also serves on an administrative committee that focuses on systematic racism.

“Our focus school and our Superintendent’s mandate that we improve education for students of color, particularly Black and Brown boys, will provide us with many opportunities to use the protocols of Courageous Conversations in data teams, team meetings, staff meetings, and conversations amongst one another,” she said in a letter to staff.

You can read more about principal Gutierrez’s sandwich-sensitivity philosophy here.

Next time you’re in the bread aisle at the grocery store, you may want to think twice. Sensitive liberal educators are now recommending the “torta” or the “pita” as a more culturally inclusive alternative.

Now that you’ve been made aware of the evil of PB&J, there’s only one question left to answer: Is white bread more racist than whole wheat?

Nathan Harden is editor of The College Fix and author of the book SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad.

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2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Jelly is Now Considered Racist?

  1. usawoman says:

    I’ve never cared for PB&J sandwiches. Does that mean I’m not part of “white privilege?” My little Dimitry loves them, though. He’s 1/4 Greek and 1/4 Mexican. Does this mean his “white privilege” part is overwhelming his “brown” part? I’m so confused. How does this work? lol

    Oregon is such a progressive state, that something as ridiculous as this coming from them doesn’t even surprise me. Wasn’t it there that the schools decided it was too dangerous to play games with balls? Or was that Washington State?

    Some people have gone so completely for political correctness, that they’ve lost all common sense. But why do others go along? Crazy!

    • This post is getting hundreds of hits a day and most are coming from search engines. Interesting to see the topics that hit a nerve. I’ve always loved PB & J sandwiches – and don’t plan to give them up 🙂

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