Can I Talk Now?

Ikea picked all the stereotypical food for Juneteenth menu

June 23, 2021 Nickolas Ballard Season 2 Episode 3
Can I Talk Now?
Ikea picked all the stereotypical food for Juneteenth menu
Show Notes

In this episode an attempt to honor Juneteenth has backfired spectacularly for one Georgia Ikea. “To honor the perseverance of Black Americans and acknowledge the progress yet to be made, we observe Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, 2021,” begins an email  which was sent to employees at the branch last week. “Look out for a special menu on Saturday which will include: fried chicken, watermelon, mac n cheese, potato salad, collard greens, candied yams.” The selection, including items that have historically been used to demean African-Americans through stereotyping,


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