Wright State U. Apologizes for Black History Month Menu Featuring Fried Chicken

Wright State University has apologized for a Black History Month dining menu that included fried chicken, collard greens, and cornbread surrounded by pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. and other black leaders, the Dayton Daily News reports.

David Hopkins, the university’s president, apologized in an email to the campus. “To our credit, the menu was quickly removed,” Mr. Hopkins wrote. “But the larger question remains: Why was it done? I will find out. We will take steps to prevent this kind of behavior occurring in the future.”

The university’s dining-services company also released a statement in which it said the promotion had not been meant to be insensitive. “We could have done a better job putting this in context of a cultural dining experience,” the statement reads, in part. “We sincerely apologize.”

By Frazier Smith Breaking News Staff FAIRBORN – Update @5:56 p.m. (Feb. 19): Wright State University’s president and its dining services company apologized Thursday for a Black History Month menu that offended some WSU students and staff.

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