The Menu At The Borgata Casino's Martin Luther King Day Special? Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, And Collard Greens

Aaron Homer

Call it casual racism, call it a rather embarrassing failure to think things through, or call it a well-meaning gesture taken the wrong way by the over-sensitive crowd: the restaurant at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has raised eyebrows with its decision to "honor" Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a special menu of fried chicken, collard greens, and macaroni & cheese, the Press of Atlantic City is reporting.

The Borgata's menu struck some as racist, who noted that it reinforces cultural stereotypes about blacks.

Shaun Deeb, a professional poker player who was at the Borgata Monday night for a poker tournament — noticed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day menu and tweeted a picture, with the hashtag #isitracist, to get the ball rolling.

— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) January 19, 2015

— Karol Markowicz (@karol) January 20, 2015

"WHY THE F**K IS CASSEROLE ON THE MENU? Also, SUPER racist."

As for the controversial Martin Luther King Day, Jr. menu, the Borgata pointed out in a tweet that the Reverend was known to enjoy "soul food" such as fried chicken and mac & cheese.

— BORGATA (@BorgataAC) January 19, 2015

Do you believe the Borgata's decision to "honor" Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a menu of fried chicken and collard greens was racist?

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