Posted on February 7, 2022

Mass. School Apologizes After Serving Fried Chicken to Celebrate Start of Black History Month

Sabrina Silva, WHDH, February 3, 2022

A Massachusetts school has issued an apology after deciding to offer fried chicken for lunch to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month.

Xaverian Brothers High School became the center for controversy earlier this week after students say the school promoted the meal during a morning announcement.

Administrators at the private school in Westwood claimed the idea came from a Black cafeteria worker and said it was an attempt to educate students about Black history and culture.

“They could have chosen a different part of African cuisine,” senior Liam Baker said. {snip}


Administrators added that steps are being taken to learn from the mistake.