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Drake Group Criticizes Black History Menu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A student group at Drake University has expressed concern over the menu at a campus dinner intended to celebrate Black History Month.

Tess Montgomery, president of the Coalition of Black Students, says some African-American students felt embarrassed and patronized by a Wednesday night dinner menu that included fried chicken and collard greens.

Montgomery says the menu perpetuated offensive stereotypes.

The Des Moines Register reports the school says in a statement that the meal was planned by Drake's food services provider, Sodexo, without input from the campus community. The statement called the dinner a well-intentioned effort, but inappropriate and misguided.

Sodexo has apologized, and is planning a second dinner with the student group.

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