Racially insensitive school menu leads to repercussions

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Nia Harris, a sophomore in N.Y.U.'s College of Arts & Science, emailed the school's deans with her grievances. These institutions want black students for diversity statistics, but can not handle when students speak out.

Harris posted a screenshot of her email on the social network with a lengthy caption.

Within a day, Andrew Hamilton, the university president, had released a statement calling the menu "inexcusably insensitive".

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The catering company, Aramark, fired the two employees after it was revealed they had violated its policies requiring consultation with student leadership and campus cultural organizations for special events. They also noted that the employees who planned the menu were black. Hamilton, who said the director of Weinstein was suspended, expressed gratitude to Harris for bringing the matter to the university's attention.

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"We are extremely dissatisfied with Aramark's actions in this instance", Hamilton said in a statement. However, the most interesting part of the meal happened to be the drinks.

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Harris spoke to The New York Times about the offensive episode on Wednesday.

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On a daily basis, Harris said, she and other black students are "doing the same work and were getting the same grades as you, and were doing this extra work, teaching people how to be sensitive to us".

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