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Did Citigroup Celebrate Black History Month By Serving Fried Chicken And Collard Greens In Its Cafeteria?

Yes.

In fairness, Citi executives didn’t personally come up with the items for this menu, being served at 383 Greenwich. That was the job of the people who run the bank’s cafeteria, Restaurant Associates.

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183 Responses to “Did Citigroup Celebrate Black History Month By Serving Fried Chicken And Collard Greens In Its Cafeteria?”

  1. derp says:

    DAS RAYCESS

  2. Guest says:

    …examining my motives before I comment.

  3. Prissy says:

    I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies!

  4. NakedShort says:

    No purple drank or Kools? Epic Fail.

    -Stan O’Neal

  5. D-Hall says:

    This kind of thing happens every year at W&L. It’s no big deal.

  6. D-Hall says:

    This kind of thing happens every year at W&L. It’s no big deal.

  7. Guest says:

    what no waffles

  8. Guest says:

    what no waffles

  9. Anonymous says:

    Where is the Watermelon? Plus the Maury Povich Pregnancy Test?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Where is the Watermelon? Plus the Maury Povich Pregnancy Test?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Where is the Watermelon? Plus the Maury Povich Pregnancy Test?

  12. Guest says:

    I hope they didn’t order that chicken from Crowns on 142nd and Broadway.

    PS: Where’s the King Cobra and Schlitz Malt table at?

  13. Daniel Carver says:

    Finally, a thread tailor-made for that “Smitty” douchebag and he’s nowhere to be found.

  14. Guest says:

    Did the beasts proceed to throw their feces upon completion of the collar greens?

    -Curious

  15. Grand Whizzer says:

    The “Chicken Wings and Crown Royal” combo is noticeably absent.

  16. Alphaholic says:

    Guys, what’s the big deal? I’m…cool with…this…please invite me hang out with you outside of work, I won’t rob you. I’m half Eskimoe, for god’s sake

    -Citi’s only (mostly) black 1st year, S&T

  17. CoveredLong says:

    What’s next – social security securitizations, food stamp financing, credit without checking credit (I guess they kind of did that already)?

    This is a low down dirty shame.

  18. CoveredLong says:

    What’s next – social security securitizations, food stamp financing, credit without checking credit (I guess they kind of did that already)?

    This is a low down dirty shame.

  19. Richard Cripples says:

    Thankfully they stopped short of having a separate “Black History Month” water fountain installed in the cafeteria.

  20. Richard Cripples says:

    Thankfully they stopped short of having a separate “Black History Month” water fountain installed in the cafeteria.

  21. Richard Cripples says:

    Thankfully they stopped short of having a separate “Black History Month” water fountain installed in the cafeteria.

  22. Richard Cripples says:

    Thankfully they stopped short of having a separate “Black History Month” water fountain installed in the cafeteria.

  23. Guest says:

    “I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me. I lost my job, I lost my house, Penelope hated me and it was all because of this terrible, awful Negro.”

  24. Guest says:

    “I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me. I lost my job, I lost my house, Penelope hated me and it was all because of this terrible, awful Negro.”

  25. Confused Commenter says:

    I don’t get it. All of that food is delicious. I guess I will just go back to furiously masturbating.

  26. Michael Scott says:

    They didn’t even get the name right, it’s “colored” greens.

    • Michael- We could have gotten some burritos or some colored greens or some pad thai, love pad thai…
      Stanley- It’s collard greens.
      Michael- What?
      Stanley- It’s collard greens.
      Michael- Uh, that doesn’t really make sense, cause you don’t call them “collard people.” That’s offensive.

  27. Michael Scott says:

    They didn’t even get the name right, it’s “colored” greens.

  28. W. Booth says:

    the emancipation proclomation, is that a boy band?

  29. ConspiracyBrother says:

    “I never trusted the Colonel. Slaves cooked that chicken. Aint no white man know anything about herbs and spices and gibblits.”

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, it’s a well known fact, ConspiracyBrother, that there’s a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.

      The Pentavirate are the Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!”

      How can you hate “The Colonel” you ask?

      Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, it’s a well known fact, ConspiracyBrother, that there’s a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.

      The Pentavirate are the Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!”

      How can you hate “The Colonel” you ask?

      Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!

  30. ConspiracyBrother says:

    “I never trusted the Colonel. Slaves cooked that chicken. Aint no white man know anything about herbs and spices and gibblits.”

  31. Anonymous says:

    What?!? You can’t take a joke? I have nothing but respect for black people.

    – Fuzzy Z.

  32. Anonymous says:

    What?!? You can’t take a joke? I have nothing but respect for black people.

    – Fuzzy Z.

  33. Anybody got 2nd year Restaurant Associate numbers?

  34. token says:

    Is government assistance still a stereotype for blacks now that its a “wall street” thing?

  35. Indiana_Jones_Fan says:

    Next month I got some Indian heritage dishes for your asses. Chilled monkey brains and live baby snakes cut out of a larger dead momma snake for everyone!

    – Vik to the P

  36. Mark Twain says:

    You Fuckin’ Guys.

  37. Mark Twain says:

    You Fuckin’ Guys.

  38. White Guilt says:

    Citi Sucks

  39. Jerk says:

    I was born . . . a poor, black, child.

  40. Jerk says:

    I was born . . . a poor, black, child.

  41. Jerk says:

    I was born . . . a poor, black, child.

  42. Jake says:

    I’ll take 4 whole fried chickens and a Coke.

  43. Irish Curse says:

    I sense a new baby name: Quinoa (pronounced KWIN-O-A, or spelled keen-wah, same diff/no diff)

  44. Alex Presidio says:

    Love the “Protein” ingredient listed in the salad.

  45. Brian1284 says:

    No cornbread?

  46. David Duke says:

    That is awesome!

  47. David Duke says:

    That is awesome!

  48. P. Griffin says:

    uhh…pass over the oar, N-word Jim?

  49. P. Griffin says:

    uhh…pass over the oar, N-word Jim?

  50. Mel Gibson says:

    I approve of the menu

  51. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  52. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  53. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  54. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  55. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  56. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  57. Tyrone says:

    Oh no they di-unt!!!

  58. Anonymous says:

    Citi catering department channeling Run DMC: priceless.

  59. Brian1284 says:

    Same thing happen to NBC last year and the chef happend to be black and her response was “It’s not trying to offend anybody and it’s not trying to suggest that that’s all that African-Americans eat. It’s just a good meal. I thought it would go over well.”

  60. GGGuest says:

    That’s Racism, man, I love to Racism Bro!

  61. HugoBoss says:

    150lbs with 17 1/2, 35-36 shirt and way too long tie is the NKI

  62. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the Fried Chicken came direct from the Chocolate City? With a free supply of Negroes

  63. What? Quinoa crusted chicken? Olive oil whipped potatoes? That’s birther-equivalent inauthentic. Show me the real thing. Produce the collard greens cooked with ham hocks or bacon. Provide the potatoes whipped with butter, maybe garlic. And, where is the baked mac and cheese with 3 cheese? The candied yams? The potato salad? The corn bread? The coroner?

    Citi can’t produce that.

    See when you are an authentic American, and can trace your roots at least back to 1820 and slave times (and it’s always a joy seeing your great, great, great, grandparents suddenly appearing in census and other records as “MU” for mulatto), seeing this poor representation of stereotypical blackness is shameful. If you are gonna bend clumsily down on knee to patronize derriere noir by making a “black history table” spread of food, then keep it a bit authentic, or don’t bother at all.

    As for the comments, I have no concerns.

  64. Dsgirl says:

    People are being overly sensitive. If you Google “Black History Month Menus” there is a blog, written by an African American woman, and guess what’s on that menu? Yup, fried chicken, collard greens and the like. Are you going to tell soul food restaurants in Harlem that promoting Black History Month with fried chicken on their menus is wrong? Give me a break. Someone clearly needs more work to do at Citi.

  65. whitebread says:

    Looks delicious. Would anyone care if they served tacos and and enchiladas on cinco de mayo?

  66. GySgt Hartman, USMC (Ret) says:

    What the fuck is your major malfunction Citi cafeteria workers? You had better shit me some watermelon before I rip out your eyes and skull-fuck you!

  67. Redpipe says:

    Neither I nor this issue is stereotypical. Do Irish people complain when corned beef & cabbage are served on St. Patrick’s Day? No, they do not and do you know why? Because they are too damn drunk to care and far too lazy to complain about it, that’s why.

  68. Redpipe says:

    Neither I nor this issue is stereotypical. Do Irish people complain when corned beef & cabbage are served on St. Patrick’s Day? No, they do not and do you know why? Because they are too damn drunk to care and far too lazy to complain about it, that’s why.

  69. Red Littlejohn says:

    Eight Balls like fried chicken…who doesn’t?

  70. Astor says:

    How did no one comment on the “whipped” potatoes?

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