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UC Irvine takes flak for MLK dinner menu item

On the evening of the MLK holiday, students were served chicken and waffles as the 'holiday special.'

January 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
University of California-Irvine says workers in its cafeteria will be given cultural sensitivity training after a controversial decision on the Martin Luther King Day menu.

On the evening of the MLK holiday, students were served chicken and waffles. The cafeteria called it the "holiday special."

A member of the school's black student union complained.

Wednesday night, a UC Irvine representative said: "The chef's goal was to do something nice for the students and he did ask for input from several African American student employees in the dining hall. It misfired."