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School Apologizes For Black History Lunch Menu

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CONCORD, Calif. (AP) - Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month.
    
Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to observe the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended.
    
KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1bu28DH ) that school officials held an assembly on campus Wednesday to discuss the issue and also sent a letter apologizing to parents. Principal Nancy Libby wrote that the items were taken off of the menu and that the school doesn't perpetrate racial stereotypes.
    
Libby also wrote the school will hold a diversity assembly for students and faculty.
    
Calls to the school were not immediately returned Thursday.

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