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originally posted by: riiver
originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
I totally understand why the employer didn't want to hire this guy.
I mean, it's allright to make racial jokes and pander to stereotypes when you know the people you are joking with.
But doing so on your first day of work to people you don't know will just bring you in trouble.
You don't run around and tell "your mom is so fat" jokes to random people you don't know either.
Btw I'm sure this guy is not a racist, but not so bright either
So...everybody in the country is automatically supposed to know that watermelon is some kind of...I dunno...racist signal or something? I sure had no idea, until I read this, that watermelon is somehow "offensive." And I still don't understand why.
"Traditionally, the pomelo, mandarins or what we call the tangerine or clementine, as well as limes, bananas, pineapple, and water or winter melon are seen as temple offerings."
"Melons and the pomelo are symbolic of family unity, they hold out the wish that the family will, like the moon, stay round, large, whole, and also united. Families love to share them and many other fruits. That may be why they buy large fruits and share them together."
originally posted by: NotTheCIA
a reply to: ketsuko
I'm not disputing it has a kitchen or that they shop for groceries. No need to make that sound obvious.
I'm disputing he was planning on preparing it, or eating it, because that isn't obvious at all.
Did you see the caricature? Like the big red lips and white teeth for example? I suppose it's like calling white people crackers and rednecks.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: NotTheCIA
You are assuming racism on his part and working overtime to find evidence that he meant to insult all of his soon to be coworkers.