Apparently, MLK Jr. had ‘racist’ culinary preferences

Apparently, MLK Jr. had ‘racist’ culinary preferences

[Ed. – How about judging food not by the color of who eats it but by the character of its content?]

A New Jersey casino says one of its restaurants intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese.

Some Twitter users objected to what they considered racially offensive choices. Others called the criticism political correctness run amok.

Joe Lupo, senior vice president of the Borgata in Atlantic City, says The Metropolitan restaurant chose menu items that were among King’s favorite foods, as documented in numerous historical sources. He says the restaurant’s manager is an African-American woman and that she chose the menu intending to honor King.

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