Racially Insensitive NYU Menu Leads To Apology, Firings

Feb 22, 2018

A racially insensitive menu for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to a company apology and workers being fired.

According to The New York Times, NYU President Andrew Hamilton says it was "inexcusably insensitive" for a food service company to feature barbecued ribs, corn bread, collard greens, and beverages with racist connotations: Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water.

Sophomore Nia Harris, who's black, says the head cook dismissed her objections and told her that black employees planned the menu.

Two food service workers were fired and the company says it's re-training its NYU employees.

Aramark issued an apology to the entire NYU community and "communities everywhere" for the employees' "insensitive and offensive actions."

Harris posted comments on Facebook.

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