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Wright State University sorry about Black History Month menu

3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Friday, February 20 2015 Feb 20, 2015 February 20, 2015 9:38 AM February 20, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

FAIRBORN, OH - The president of Wright State University and its dining services vendor have apologized for a Black History Month menu that included fried chicken and collard greens.

The menu screens at the Ohio University also offered mashed potatoes and cornbread under photos of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other black leaders. The Dayton Daily News reports that people circulated images of it on social media, calling it offensive and disrespectful.

University President David Hopkins sent an email Thursday asserting the university's commitment to diversity. He apologized for the display and pledged to find out more and how to prevent something similar from happening again.

Chartwells Higher Education Dining Service says it could have done a better job providing context for what was meant as "a cultural dining experience."

Image: Layron Livingston/Dayton Daily News

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