Acme food chain's Black History circular touting greens, grape soda & cornbread causes stir

By Hiran Ratnayake
The Wilmington News Journal
(February 7, 2009) One thing is clear about Acme Markets' recent Black History Month circular: It sparked a debate.

Two NAACP chapters have different views about the circular. It has forced Supervalu, which owns Acme, to defend itself against accusations of racism.

All for an advertisement the company says it has been running for seven years and never caused a flap before.

In its Jan. 29 circulars, under a "Black History Month" banner, a set of specials is advertised for products including corn bread, collard greens and grape soda. Since then, the Delaware chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says more than a hundred people have complained the products perpetuate stereotypes. Delaware NAACP President Cecil C. Wilson called for Acme to immediately run a full-page apology "in all of Delaware's newspapers."

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