Oh No! Not PBJ's Too?

Oh my it has finally come down to this. A school principal, Verenice Gutierrez, out on the left coast in Portland, Oregon has decreed that peanut, butter and jelly sandwiches, or reference to them, is racist. Unhand that PBJ sandwich kids and put your hands on the wall, feet spread wide apart.

I swear it's true. I can't make stuff like this up even with the imagination I have going for me. This happened just the other day out there in LalaLand at Harvey Scott K-8 school. Now if you're the parent of one of those students may I suggest you send the men in the little white coats that way with big butterfly nets to capture Verenice. She is a public menace and obviously has some racial issues herself.

I sure am glad I prefer peanut butter and banana sandwiches myself. I wouldn't want her to tag me that racist label I reckon. Actually wouldn't care if the moron did.

Hold The Jelly Banana Man!

Good Lord look over the horizon and here comes the PBJ police! Now Verenice's logic about this just plum escapes me you see. Her reasoning is that people in some cultures don't eat sandwich bread. Really? Who would have known? Think of the variations Verenice. PBJ Pita? Sounds like that might work. Or PBJ tortas? Wow the possibilities seem unlimited. Personally I think Verenice is a nut job myself.

Now she expounded on this theory to the local Portland Tribune news rag.

  • “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.”

Oh yes, this goes more over the top. According to the Trib the school started out the year with “intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives,” to help educators understand their own “white privilege.” I call it white guilt training which is preposterous. The school system desires that teachers change their teaching methods so that minority student's performances are given the old boosterroo. Political correctness gone completely awry. I assume that only white teachers partook in this intensive training?

Oh Verenice went on proudly to tell her staff that “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.” I can only say if I desired to have an intelligent conversation it wouldn't include Verenice Gutierrez.

I take offense at Gutierrez's reference to "Black and Brown boys" myself. I'll need to check my Guide To Political Correctness to see how that shakes out in the real world. "Brown boys?" Really? Don't people of a black skin pigment prefer African-American?

So where do we stand on this issue now. Imagine yourself in the grocery store on the bread aisle. Don't run amok knocking the stuffing out of loaves of sandwich bread. Control yourself! before you throw that loaf of bread into your cart please think about it. Lets follow the liberal educator mode and be more sensitive in our choices of products. Consider pitas, tortas or maybe even various flat breads. Be culturally diverse and not racist when choosing the bread to make your PBJ with.

Goodness the racist possibilities are running rampant now. Is white bread more racist than the 12 grain I like so much? And what about, In Verenice's words to the Tribune: “What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” You telling us we are forcing anyone to eat PBJ sandwiches Verenice? Or do you prefer that we eat what the Somali's and Hispanics eat instead of what our own palates prefer?

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

It is way beyond time the citizens of this country got some guts and stood up to idiotic decisions such as this. Soon peanut butter & jelly will be added to the list of "banned" words thanks to one frigging nut job.

After we started letting the nuts of the world dictate to us is when this downward spiral begin. I appreciate you letting the rest of us know about this very important decision coming from our school system.


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Jed Fisher 3 years ago from Oklahoma

They throw more money at education and all they do with it is add more administrators. More administrators than teachers in many districts. E-4s in the military have better pay and benefits than teachers, and fewer supervisors.


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Cagsil 3 years ago from USA or America

I said it a while back and gladly repeat myself- political correctness is damaging and should be discontinued from being practiced. The fact that someone is attempting to use such a thing as an innocent sandwich, as a means to extend racism, should show you how poorly people actually think nowadays. Any critical thinker would and should call this person crazy. The idea itself is just lunacy.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I'm wondering if anyone is the system will contact this nut and let her know she needs help? I would think she would be slightly more concerned about students not being able to read, write, or do simple math by the time they reach high school.

Could it be she just doesn't like peanut butter & jelly sandwiches herself so would prefer nobody else had one? If that is the case I plan on banning eggplant because I hate it and I think it is racial. Come to think of it, eggplant is banned in my house and I made that happen.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Cagsil - Thanks for weighing in. I have no problem myself calling a loon a loon. LMAO


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Aaaaaand, the political correctness from the right: Bash Obama at evert turn.

Teacher in USA: get Obama

School system in USA: get Obama

Any issue at all: get Obama

Get

Obama

Party

Unless you can explain what the video at the bottom has to do with p b and j?


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

@lovemychris - So your saying it is OK to label pb&j as racial? Nobody said Obama had a thing to do with this so why are you jumping to his defense? Your blind loyalty is showing.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lovemychris - In case you can't read, which I don't think you ever do, this article is NOT about Obama. Time to grow up maybe? Here's a graphic I made just for you.

http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv178/TheFrogPr...

Mike - That extends well past blind loyalty. It is overdosed on koolaid.

The Frog


SassySue1963 3 years ago

chris is heavy on the kool-aid these days. He won't answer your question directly but spout more about how the right & the GOP are evil. No proof or evidence mind you, just babble.

I had heard something of this a while back but really believed it was some sort of joke story.

It's pretty absurd what passes for education these days tbh. This is just the tip of it.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Sue, I think Chris is a she, not a he. But I could be wrong.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Sassy - These days? Try always has. No the story is true. Google it and it is getting some press.


SassySue1963 3 years ago

@Poolman Yes chris is a she I'm pretty certain. Sorry for that lmc! I do have trouble taking anyone seriously that is having a conversation with themselves in the comment section of one of their Hubs.

@FP - yes that's true, it is always. Yes, so I see it is true. I often wonder where parents are during these things. I'd be down at the school in a heartbeat.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lmc - The video that was there illustrates how stupid the left seems to be. Nuff said? It was "other news" on the left coast. DUH

Sassy - Thought you might find this video interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2fHQ9eULzk


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You

What's next..oreo cookies? I just can't understand how some people get these twisted ideas in their head, in their twisted attempts to right something that wasn't wrong in the first place.

This reminds me of this article I read about a complaint about a paint color called 'skin colour': http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2013/11/... Or this one about doorknobs: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2013/11/...

These people would be much happier if they just got down of their high horse, and just let things be.


SassySue1963 3 years ago

Well timorous, I couldnt' find anything about traditional oreo cookies, but there was this little gem

http://money.msn.com/now/blog--watermelon-oreos-di...

It's beyond absurd at this point.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica

I am so confused. Oh and "brown" is used in reference to Indians.

Back to my confusion, is Vener...whatever her name is, is she black, white or Hispanic? WTF is her reasoning. i love PBJs, does that make me racist and what does sandwich bread have to do with anything.

Signed,

More confused than ever.

PS, that video is embarrassing :)


SassySue1963 3 years ago

Let me try this again lol The following rules of life should be posted in every school in America.

http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/teaching/mack/loo/in...


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TheFewTheProud 3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

I love peanut butter, I was raised on peanut butter. I love peanut butter on crackers, on bread, in cookies, and just about anyway you can eat it. Hell even Alan Jackson, country music star loves peanut butter.

I'd like to meet Ver nice Gutter person to person and have her explain to me how she thinks her right to spew this BS takes away my right to eat peanut butter whenever I damn well please on anything I desire to put it on. People like her should not be given the time of day.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Good to see you Bob and Happy Thanksgiving! It's the bread Verenice seems to have an issue with. Strange but true.


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Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This is the best hub you've written in a while. Could not agree more (and we both know we don't agree much!) Happy Thanksgiving Prince! Thanks for the read.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

To lovemychris. You have taken a wrong turn...you made a right turn when you should have turned left at the intersection of Hubpages and The Yellow Brick Road. Go back there and follow the sign that says To Obamaville, 16 trillion plus miles and say "hey" to Carney the Tiger http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8451480_f496.jpg when you see him. He has been waiting for your arrival...says he really needs your help! Better take a PBJ sandwich with you, it's a long walk and there are a lot of Obama Zombies along the way but you need not worry, they only go after people with brains.


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

The real war against racism must be over, but those fought it continue to fight on, since fighting racism is all they know. It is everywhere, you know, lurking in your lunch, seeking to possess you through your innocent looking and tasty PBJ.

Sad.

And tsadjatko, isn’t the path to ObamaVille measured in light years?


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

LOL Actually ObamaVille is in another whole dimension called Boldlygo... Lovemychris is on his/her way "To Boldlygo, where no man has gone before!"


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Oh there it is! Barbed wire and all!

From the mountains, to the prairies,

To the oceans, white with foam

(Wait, where'd they go?)

Anyone? bless Obamaville

BO's home sweet home.

I'll have a PBJ brother, heavy on the nuts, hold the bread.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I like my PB&J on rye bread that has been toasted, Jim, so I'm afraid there is no hope for me in Verenice's world. She is, I am afraid, not very nice.


Bob 3 years ago

The education major is the easiest on campus. The average SAT score of the average teacher in the US is below the national average.

John Ruskin is quoted with defining "Mugwump" as "Someone educated beyond their intellect." It is not difficult to befuddle these folks with value conflicts into making stupid decisions. Perhaps the horsepower simply is not there....


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

bob - Ruskin is obviously spot on.


Stu 3 years ago

I guess Gutierrez has never heard of assimilation. This idiot is supporting the multiculturalism that is tearing so many countries apart. While I have no problem with use of foreign language, customs, or dress in the home, or in public on personal time, assimilation calls for using traditional American deportment at work, school, and official venues. Immigrants have no "natural right" to foreign food at school, or any right to demand that other students not eat common American food at school. Who is Gutierrez to tell students what they should be allowed to eat? This is even worse than schools catering to demands for foreign food; this is having the gall to say traditional American food is off limits because it might offend an immigrant or minority student. Public schools do of course have an obligation to provide food that is healthy, but they have no obligation to cater to foreign or minority tastes. Much the opposite, assimilation demands that traditional American food be the primary offering in school lunch programs.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Well, of course. Twinkies, dingdongs and sody pop.

yumyum


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

lovemychris - I'm not positive, but I believe those tempting foods you describe have been banned in most schools. Most likely some enterprising student sells them out of his school locker to other students at double the retail price.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Obviously lcm is the most politically correct vegan on Hubpages.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

And that surprises you Jim?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Nothing about loons surprises me anymore Mike.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Well now, here we are trying to have a civil discussion, and people get called idiots and loons.

And I guess im a little baffled by the term "traditional American foods".

Depends on which part of the country you live in, doesnt it?

I mean, Laura Bushs favorite is Mexican, and I personally love Portuguese.....

What is traditional Ametican anyway?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lmc - "Well, of course. Twinkies, dingdongs and sody pop. yumyum"

Civil discussion huh? Here's what you need to do. Go away and don't come back. Your sole role on any thread is to create a problem. You used the name "idiots," not any one here but you. What does that tell you? A loon is a loon and possibly always will be unless they bother to grow up. No scram.

The Frog


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

It also depends on what generation you belong to. My generation thought it was not a meal unless it included meat and potatoes. So, they invented burgers and fries to keep us old folks happy.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

lovemychris - I wonder if Obama knows how much you love him?


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Aue contraire, cant match the hate.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lmc - Learn how to spell if you ever come back which usually isn't productive.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

It is not the man himself who is hated, it is the trail of destruction he leaves behind that is the issue.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - lmc is a hyper partisan progressive so don't waste your breath.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I guess there were some who worshiped Hitler too.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike in fact many were fooled. Some with weak mental tendencies fall prey to a cult of personality. Many who fell for Obama and his empty words have had their eyes opened while others won't ever admit that they were stupid enough to fall victim to a snake oil salesman. Ask those lost souls who followed the likes of a Jim Jones.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Uh huh. Im always told I hate republicans, simply because I despise their policies.

but you all are superior, and we dont get to call you haters.

got it.

Cult of Superiority.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lmc - You seem to have some serious issues so go discuss them with Chris. We really aren't interested.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

LMC

Which republican policies do you despise? Individual freedoms or the right to be the best you can be? Not everyone wants to depend on big government to take care of them. Some of us actually have enough on the ball to do it without government help.

Neither side is all right, or all wrong. They both make some very stupid mistakes. I gave up my Party Loyalty years ago, and now judge each and every politician on merit alone.

You might try taking off the blinders for just one day and taking a look at the big picture. You will be amazed at what you find on both sides of the aisle.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lmc will never "get it" Mike. Why bother? She also thinks I'm a Republican which I'm not. I'm an Independent and have been for decades. I can think for myself unlike some who want to follow a party ideology blindly. I am a Constitutionalist and that's what I'll stay. I am a conservative though and proud of it.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Easy. Tax cuts for the rich, forcing women to give birth, and constantly beating the drums for war.

And there are a plethora of people who call themselves independent, yet always seem to support right wing mantras.

I have yet to see an "indendent" who isnt a rabid Obama basher.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Since you don't know the people hear you might want to learn to zip that big mouth you seem to have lmc. Write more Hubs and talk less. Your writings are truly pathetic.

Then realize that Independents decide elections and not Dems or Repubs. Time to grow up and face reality. LMBO


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Nice to feel the love that emanates from you.

imagine, people actually think the right wing are nasty smear merchants. How could they?

And if indepedents decide elections, I guess its their votes being nullified by the baby party.....of which you are not--so calling them babies shouldnt invoke your wrath. I mean, you did call liberals stupid.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Liberals are stupid so what can one say about that? Usually dumber than a box of rocks in Omaha. But y'all are like slinkies and can make conservatives smile! Now beat feet and go troll somewhere else or write your own Hub where someone might actually care what you say. That would be you I am speaking of lmc. You seem to like to hear yourself beat your gums. We could care less what you think. Obama is toast so live with it. Too many people finally caught on. The intelligent ones that is.

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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

No problem. Just breaking the myth that you really care about independent thought, or freedom of speech.

You want your cheerleaders club, and Obama-bashing, not discussion or respect for opinions other than your own.

The day you insult a republican like you do liberals is the day you can say you independent.

And that day never comes.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

That's your problem LMC you think you observe that everybody bashes Obama - an objective person would understand that the reason for that isn't that they are evil and hate him so they look to bash him but that he and his ilk throw any respect they could command to the wind by the actions they take...no one respects a liar, especially a charlatan liar who has no desire to promote your welfare but put's what benefits him above it, above those who serve in the military, above their families - a charlatan. There have been similar "wolves in sheep clothing" in the Republican party and they get the same treatment as Obama and his ilk by the same groups, moderate, independent, or conservative. However liberals are known for bashing and lying about Republicans who are respectable and in no way behave as Obama and his ilk...the right doesn't do that, and if you weren't so stuck emotionally on believing what you wish was true and examine the facts, read the facts, research THE FACTS you wouldn't feel the need to float around and leave your droppings in the comment section of hub pages. In short grow up.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

lmc - No what I want is intelligent conversation and not your type of trolling hysterically along. Add something to the conversation constructively or butt out of it. It's that simple. tsadjatko just put it quite well about Obama and his ilk. Obama is an incompetent who is in deep over his head. If it weren't for his puppet masters he'd be more lost than he is right now.

The Frog


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

That video at the end is hilarious.

Question: Can you name a country whose name starts with a 'U'?

Answer: Uhmmm, 'U-rup?'

So, question of the day - Should the ignorant have a role in resolving their own ignorance, or should the cure be as simple as feeding them PBJ's?


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

FitnezzJim - They can't do simple math so PBJs seem to be the ticket.

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