If You Like Peanut Butter and Jelly You Might be a Racist

Jeff Foxworthy made a career and a fortune telling redneck jokes.

  • “If you believe you got a set of matched luggage when you have two shopping bags from the same store, you might be a redneck.”
  • “If you think the last words to The Star Spangled Banner are ‘Gentlemen, start your engines,’ you might be a redneck.”
  • “If you think Sherlock Holmes is a housing project down in Biloxi, Mississippi, you might be a redneck.”

I thought about coming up with a “you might be a racist if” routine. After thinking about it for awhile, I’m sure someone would say, “If you tell ‘you might be a racist’ jokes, you might be a racist.” So switching careers is just not in the cards or stars until stupid people stop breeding and infecting the gene pool.

The latest “you might be a racist” accusation comes from a K-8 public school principal. Naturally.

“Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day. Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.

“‘What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?’ says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“‘Another way would be to say: “Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?” Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.’”

To ensure that there are no tinges of overt or subconscious racist thoughts, words, or actions, “Guitierrez, along with all of Portland Public Schools’ principals, will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of ‘Courageous Conversations.’”

Their time would be better spent teaching their students to read, write, add subtract, divide, and multiply, and speak well in order to help them get good jobs so they can buy peanut butter, jelly, torta, and pita.

Who frequents ethnic restaurants more than any other group in the United States? White people! Go to your favorite Chinese, Mexican, Thai, or Cuban restaurant, and what will you find? The seats loaded with people from all types of national backgrounds. Americans love ethnic food and don’t care one whit who’s cooking and serving it.

I grew up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and never thought someone else was being “insensitive to my Italian heritage” because some of my German friends ate knockwurst or "pigs in a blanket."

The inmates are running the asylum.


About Gary DeMar
Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.
  • Earl P. Holt III

    We have abandoned the Public schools to the dumbest, most useless and incompetent people in the history of education.

    Chloroform the Department of Education, enact a National Right to Work Amendment, and prosecute the N.E.A. under the R.I.C.O. Statutes...

  • thecelt1

    PB&J Sandwiches are an American staple. How many of you carried, in a brown bag, your school lunch? I will bet a large number of you had PB&J sandwiches. I did and loved them. Even traded at times.
    If you jerks want to "Put Down" an American way of life, Don't try it! If thats all you want to do is bad mouth our country, "Shut Your Mouth", get on a plane and get out of Dodge! You are not welcome in our country. If you want to stay, live like an American citizen, be an American citizen.
    If you came from a different country and an American started bad mouthing YOUR country, what would you do? NOTHING? I don't think so!
    If you don't like this country, shut your trap and leave!

  • bobbi

    Are you kidding me? No wonder our schools are in decline; these "professionals", and not all of them, are supposed to be teaching our children, the future of America; there has to be
    better ones out there than this idiot. I agree with getting our Country back along with protecting our freedom, language, and religion freedom. I am just getting sick of this entire circus act; people need to start thinking with their brains! Thanks.

  • Jerry Kaser

    Unless a left wing nut's ass is being kissed, he will be offended!

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • WhiteFalcon

    Do you wonder why our kids are stupid? As the saying goes,"How can you expect to soar like an eagle when all the teachers are turkeys?"

  • Zee Rosenberg

    Fire her from School.Do not want her ruining children life Parents need to go this school and get her out of this school

  • Zee Rosenberg

    Her name is Verencie Gutierrez internet. Will do research!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MsRoxy66 Elizabeth Raquel Sanchez

    "Who frequents ethnic restaurants more than any other group in the United States? White people!"
    "Americans love ethnic food and don’t care one whit who’s cooking and serving it."

    Verenice Gutierrez is obviously the racist one. First she says WHITE people frequent ethnic restaurants, and then AMERICANS love ethnic food. To her, Americans are White and White people are American.
    Ms. Gutierrez has some issues, LOOKING for racism in something as simple as a sandwich and exacerbating racism, as seems to be the trend with ignorant Liberals. I am an American Latina who likes Thai, Indian, and other ethnic food. I grew up on PB&J sandwiches.
    I must be a racist for eating PB&J, or perhaps I'm White because I love ethnic food and didn't realize it. The implications made by Ms. Gutierrez are straight out of Left field and a desperate attempt at creating more of a racial divide. Here's an idea: home school your kids and feed them tortas and pita, but don't make your "ethnic" kids racists against our American kids!

  • Hatchetwoman

    That woman is not only too PC to be a principal, but too ignorant to be one. How demeaning, to think that people living here don't understand the concept of eating sandwiches.

    I wonder what my very Mexican (as in, still living in Mexico) relatives would say, as they eat their panini-style ham and cheese, or their tortas (which ARE sandwiches, you ignoramus). What would my Cuban friends say as they eat their pork sandwiches (also panini-style). Or, hey, how about my Vietnamese friends, with their baguette (that's French, you know) sandwiches?

    This woman and her idiotic, imbecilic idea of "cultural sensitivity" is nothing more or less than insulting.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y7TISDINAR2OB2XG5L4TTIZRLY Tony

    douchbag liberal nonsense!!!

  • American

    Only racists think everything is racist

  • Stan

    Reminds me of the old saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!" I think that should apply here. There are much more things to worry about in this life than a few names being called.

  • Stan

    I do not understand why this is a problem. I f I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so what? If they dont like them then dont eat them, same as I dont have to eat torta and pita if I so choose. Its a matter of taste, not race! Get a life people!

  • Jason Johnson

    The comment itself is a racist comment! I guess I'm a redneck ***hole because I love barbecue, southern rock, and classic country.