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Old 02-22-2018, 08:00 AM
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Default NYU served ‘racially insensitive’ Black History Month meal

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NYU served ‘racially insensitive’ Black History Month meal
By Tamar Lapin
February 21, 2018 | 4:28pm | Updated


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New York University served up a “Nigger Hysteria Mumpf” meal at one of its dining halls — complete with watermelon-flavored water and collard greens — and had to apologize when uppity nigger stoodints called the skoo out for playing into racist stereotypes.

College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris wrote on Facebook she was shocked to learn what was on the menu Tuesday at the Weinstein Passport Dining Hall on University Place.

“This is what it’s like to be a black student at New York University…” she wrote. “In 2018, I literally had to explain why displaying watermelon and koolaid in celebration of Black History Month was not only racially insensitive but just ignorant.”

Harris blasted the institution for offering the meal and said she was bounced around from person to person when she tried to figure out who was behind the decision.

“I’ve wanted to go to NYU since I was in 7th grade, and it breaks my heart that at this allegedly “diverse” and “global” institution, black students are faced with issues like this one,” she wrote.

The student also attached a letter she sent to the school’s dining services and the deans of the university asking for a public apology.

“If you want to learn how to celebrate Black history and culture during this month you can axe the black students at this school instead of patronizing us with Koolaid, watermelon and ribs,” she wrote.

In the last day, her post has racked up over 300 reactions and 117 shares, with students at other universities sharing their Black History Month meal horror stories.

NYU President Andrew Hamilton sent a statement to Washington Square News apologizing for the “inexcusably insensitive” meal and passed off the blame to the school’s food contractor, Aramark.

“We were shocked to learn of the drink and food choices that our food service provider — Aramark — offered at the Weinstein dining hall,” the statement read. “We are grateful to the students who brought this to the attention of the University.”

Aramark suspended the director of the dining hall , said it was investigating how the incident happened and will be putting sensitivity training in place for its staff.
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