DANGEROUS: A student complaint over a “racially insensitive menu” for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to firings and an apology from the food service company.
Food is now political.
Following a complaint by Nia Harris, a 19-year-old sophomore at NYU’s College of Arts and Science, NYU President Andrew Hamilton says it was “inexcusably insensitive” for the caterer, Aramark, to feature barbecued ribs, corn bread, collard greens, and fruit-flavored water—all of which were deemed to be stereotypically black.
Despite an explanation from the head cook to Harris that the employees who planned the menu were African Americans, the student—and the school—were not having it. MORE HERE