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Ikea Under Fire For Offering Fried Chicken & Watermelon Menu For Juneteenth

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IKEA is under fire after one of its stores in Atlanta allegedly listed fried chicken and watermelon as menu items for its employees to supposedly honor Juneteenth.

The furniture giant reportedly sent an email to employees last week alerting them that “to honor the perseverance of Black Americans and acknowledge the progress yet to be made” it was also going to roll out a special menu.

And that’s where IKEA dropped the ball BIG TIME … because the so-called special menu — again, for a holiday commemorating the end of slavery — included fried chicken, watermelon and mac n’ cheese … some of those items, of course, perpetuate racial stereotypes.

An employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told CBS46, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don’t even know the history, they used to feed slaves watermelon during th… (Read more)

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