Published February 06, 2014
A California school is under fire after planning a Black History Month lunch menu that included fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon.
The planned menu at Carondelet High School for Girls, a private institution in Concord, was met with outrage from students and parents, according to NBC Bay Area.
School Principal Nancy Libby said the items will be removed from the menu, and the campus will hold a diversity assembly for faculty and students.
"I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Libby said in an apology letter. "Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes."