TheBlaze: Dem. Congressman: Allen West Had Chick-fil-A Catered to Black Caucus Meeting, Insulted Everyone
A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) “deliberately” offended members of the Congressional Black Caucus by having chicken and biscuits from Chick-fil-A catered to their weekly meeting, the Huffington Post reports.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) said West even went a step further and walked out of the meeting even though it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch. He told the Huffington Post that the incident took place roughly 6 months ago but he apparently feels they are relevant given the recent controversy surrounding restaurant President Dan Cathy’s decision to publicly back traditional marriage.
West recently voiced his support of Chick-fil-A.
Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
“We have a rotation in the Congressional Black Caucus where every member provides the lunch one of the weeks when we meet,” Hastings told HuffPo on Monday.
“We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice,” Hastings said. “But West ”sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?”
“That was an ‘in your face.’ Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended,” he added.
West is the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Even though the Chick-fil-A controversy hadn’t erupted yet, Hastings said lawmakers were insulted because they felt West was making as statement and promoting the conservative views held by Chick-fil-A ownership.
What’s with this prejudice against watermelons?
Watermelons are extremely nutritious. But they’re effectively banned from the shopping carts and dinner tables of politically-correct black Americans because of fears of reviving an ancient stereotype about black people and watermelons. Everybody would have forgotten about that by now, were it not for grievance-purveyors claiming to be offended every time someone commits the supposed faux pas of serving watermelon at an event where black Americans are present.
Oh, and by the way…do we claim to be offended when somebody serves crackers at a meal where white Southern Americans are present? No.
Ironically, watermelons are believed to originate in sub-Saharan Africa, where they are found growing wild.