Your School Tax Dollars at Work: PB&J Sandwiches Are ‘Racist’

The madcap principal of Portland, Oregon’s, chronically underachieving Harvey Scott K-8 School has decreed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ‘racist.’ You’d have to ask her what makes them so. She has forbidden students even to mention them.

From the Daily Caller:

A public elementary school principal in Portland, Ore. has declared that eating or talking about peanut butter sandwiches is probably racist. She has also instituted a separate-but-unequal drum class for minority students only.

Verenice Gutierrez, the principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, discussed her bizarre brand of logic in an interview with the Portland Tribune.

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“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.”

This dud, like all the other principals in the district, has passed through a special training program to teach them “to see their own white privilege.” Apparently it makes them loony, too.

The principal has also established a special lunchtime drum class for Hispanic and black boys only–no whites, Asians, or girls allowed. She defends this decision by claiming “white people” do this kind of thing all the time and get away with it. “That’s your white privilege,” she asserts. Any moment now, she’s going to dive into a pile of produce at the supermarket and try to bathe in it.

All right, you folks in Portland, let’s see you complete this sentence. “I send my kids to these schools because _____________.”

P.S.: This school consistently performs in the lowest 15% in the state, academically. The principal says she expects the segregated drum class to turn her “minority” students into wiz kids.

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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