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Black students at NYU matter, Nia said, and it's important that President Hamilton affirmed that.
After seeing the food and drinks, the Times reports that NYU sophomore Nia Harris talked to the dining hall's head chef, who said, among other things, that the menu had been planned by black employees.More news: Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June
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NYU representative John Beckman told The Independent Aramark has fired all employees involved and asserted it was not NYU who decided the menu. But she added that, while she was glad they had been fired, it should not have been her responsibility to point out the problem - one that she said went far beyond a single incident. "We are grateful to the students who brought this to the attention of the University". We are extremely disappointed by this regrettable situation and apologize to the entire NYU community and communities everywhere for their insensitive and offensive actions.
The episode also dismayed the university's Black Student Union, which issued a statement saying the menu was "problematic due to the inherent stereotypes associated with black people and southern soul food cuisine". They've been studying figures from the community over the past few weeks. "If you want to learn how to celebrate black history and culture during this month, you can ask the black students at this school instead of patronizing us with Kool-Aid, watermelon, and ribs", she wrote.More news: Steve Smith reveals what he has learnt from Virat Kohli
In a phone interview Wednesday evening, Ms. Harris said she chose to believe that the Aramark employees had acted out of ignorance of their menu's implications, not out of malice.
Harris said she has been referring people to an article by historian William R. Black in The Atlantic that details how the watermelon went from a symbol of self-sufficiency for recently freed slaves after the Civil War to a symbol of racism.More news: 500 civilians shifted from near LoC after Pakistan shelling