Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Essay 2048

FYI KFC + H8 in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• After a lawsuit by the state attorney general, KFC must inform California customers the Colonel’s fried and baked potatoes contain a suspected carcinogen. The warning includes, “Cooked potatoes that have been browned, such as French fries, baked potatoes and potato chips, contain acrylamide, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer. … It is created in fried and baked potatoes made by all restaurants, by other companies, and even when you bake or fry potatoes at home.” Most KFC customers will be more shocked to learn the potato items contain potatoes.

• Alabama legislators approved resolutions apologizing for slavery. However, the measures still require additional approvals and a signature from Governor Bob Riley. Ironically, the resolutions were initially approved one day after Confederate Memorial Day, which is an official state holiday.

• A survey by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center showed Blacks are being discriminated against when seeking housing in the New Orleans area. The organization sent Black and White “testers” to various locations to compare the differences in responses. According to the results, Blacks received “less favorable treatment” in 57.5 percent of the tests. Talk about an unnatural disaster.

• Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist, who was unofficially ousted from the anti-illegal immigrant organization, dropped a lawsuit against his ex-pals. Instead, Gilchrist has founded a new group called Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Foundation. “Now we can get back to the issue instead of dealing with these delusional whiners,” said Gilchrist. The guy currently heading the original organization complained, “You can’t create a new Minuteman Project. … There is already one, and I’m the president.” Now he knows how Al Gore feels.

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