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Denver public school officials have apologized for signing off on a school lunch menu meant to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for MLK Day.

The lunch, planned for Friday, was to have included Southern fried chicken, collard greens and a biscuit.

Such an appalling stereotype is enough to make your head hurt. But school board president Nate Easley Jr. offered the

offended some needed perspective.

"I don't think people woke up in the morning and said, 'How can we offend people?' " Mr. Easley told The Denver Post. "(T)he things that offend me more is how we are doing with kids in the district. ... If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today, I think he would be more concerned about our outcomes of our students than what they are eating to honor him."

Oh, and did we mention Mr. Easley is black?

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