Calif. school apologizes for Black History Month lunch menu

(msheldrake/Fotolia)

(msheldrake/Fotolia)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:23 PM ET

An all-girls Catholic high school in San Francisco, Calif., has apologized after it decided to celebrate Black History Month with a lunch menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon.

In a letter to parents, Carondelet High School principal Nancy Libby said they apologized for any hurt the menu caused, the local NBC affiliate reported.

"Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes," the letter said, adding the school will hold a diversity assembly for faculty and students.

Students who spoke with the television station said Libby talked to members of the school's Black Student Union and they suggested watermelon be removed, but the decision was made to scrap the whole menu.

 


Videos

Photos