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Chick-fil-A apologizes for tweet some considered racially insensitive
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Chick-fil-A apologizes for tweet some considered racially insensitive

Chick-fil-A has issued an apology after posting a tweet that many have people have called racially insensitive. A Twitter user tweeted at Chick-fil-A on Sept. 9, which said “grilled spicy deluxe but still noooo spicy nuggets…………” which included a GIF of a cow chewing. The fast food chain’s official Twitter account replied to the tweet saying, “Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don!” Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don! — Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) September 9, 2022 “The response was a poor choice of words but was not intended in any way to be insensitive or disrespectful,” a Chick-fil-A spokesperson told TODAY. “We often use the term ‘community’ in a broade...
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Black mother outraged after son given “Monkey Award” in preschool

An elementary school teacher in Mississippi is under scrutiny after reportedly giving a Black preschool student a “Monkey Award,” which angered the boy’s mother. The mother learned about the award after her son brought it home along with his other awards. She was upset when she saw the award her son was given by his teacher. The mother met with school officials who told her the boy’s teacher was not aware that comparing Black people and monkeys was racially insensitive when the award was given. The school’s principal told the mother that staff members had met before the ceremony and cautioned them be sensitive with handing out the awards. The district called the situation involving the young boy unacceptable. More about the incident and school can be found here. Opinion: ...