Denver Public Schools experienced an onslaught of backlash after announcing that it would serve fried chicken and collard greens in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The school system claims that they wanted to serve the “southern style” meal to students to pay homage to the civil rights leader’s southern roots but quickly pulled the menu after receiving cries of stereotyping from parents.

Denver Public Schools issued an apology Tuesday for their poor judgment saying that it was,

“highly insensitive in light of certain hurtful cultural stereotypes still harbored in parts of our society.”

So the best way they could think to honor Martin Luther King was through fried chicken???

Great. I wonder if they decided to serve red kool-aid too….smh.

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