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Watermelon Is A Racist Term In America.

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posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:49 PM
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I never knew that. You learn something new everyday.

So to use the word " Watermelon " toward a black person in America is both racist and derogatory.




The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has apologised after a teacher said her group of pupils suffered racist language and treatment during a visit. Marvelyne Lamy said staff had followed the black and other minority 12 and 13-year-olds, yelling at them not to touch exhibits while ignoring white groups. She said staff told the group: "No food, no drink, and no watermelon." The term dates back to the US civil war and is considered derogatory when used in relation to the black community


www.bbc.com...

So bearing this in mind, a question. When you are in a restaurant in America, can a waiter ask if you would like your coffee black or white ?



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posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Only if the waiter is a non-binary gender-neutral androgynous person of color.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: alldaylong

Only if the waiter is a non-binary gender-neutral androgynous person of color.



That is a good enough answer for me.




posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:53 PM
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Welcome to my world pal!



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.




posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:59 PM
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Fried chicken is also racist towards black people.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


What happens if you're referring to a black environmental activist from ELF?



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
Fried chicken is also racist towards black people.


It is unless the black people are upset because the cafeteria isn't serving enough fried chicken, and then it's perfectly acceptable. Remember Cornell Uni and the students getting upset over the cafeteria not serving actual authentic ethnic foods and enough ethnic foods? Yep. The black students were upset that fried chicken wasn't offered enough.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.



May I ask your age?
I'm pushing 50 and this is something I can remember from growing up.
I wonder if it's something younger generations have lost. If so it's a good thing showing home we have grown as a people.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:05 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.



May I ask your age?
I'm pushing 50 and this is something I can remember from growing up.
I wonder if it's something younger generations have lost. If so it's a good thing showing home we have grown as a people.


As i don't reside in The U.S. the use of the word " Watermelon " is something completely new to me. As far as i know, using that word here in The U.K causes no offence to any community.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.

I agree with you...context is everything! May as well thrown in Fried Chicken, too.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:06 PM
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Umm yeah, why add“watermelon” when she could have just said “No Food or drinks” period, why add watermelon unless that was a Freudian slip. Needless to say, Here down South, Fried Chicken and watermelon in a running joke in reference to black people is purely racist,



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Where does authentic fried chicken even come from?



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Depends on if they were serving watermelon in the lobby for the kids...

If not, then yeah, that sheet is derogatory.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.



May I ask your age?
I'm pushing 50 and this is something I can remember from growing up.
I wonder if it's something younger generations have lost. If so it's a good thing showing home we have grown as a people.


As i don't reside in The U.S. the use of the word " Watermelon " is something completely new to me. As far as i know, using that word here in The U.K causes no offence to any community.



Let's have a fag and talk about it..


Fag is a no no here too.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:09 PM
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It's not necessarily racist, only in its context and usage does it become a racist statement.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.



May I ask your age?
I'm pushing 50 and this is something I can remember from growing up.
I wonder if it's something younger generations have lost. If so it's a good thing showing home we have grown as a people.


As i don't reside in The U.S. the use of the word " Watermelon " is something completely new to me. As far as i know, using that word here in The U.K causes no offence to any community.



Let's have a fag and talk about it..


Fag is a no no here too.
I was looking for a proper analogy...by Jove, you've got it!



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.



May I ask your age?
I'm pushing 50 and this is something I can remember from growing up.
I wonder if it's something younger generations have lost. If so it's a good thing showing home we have grown as a people.


As i don't reside in The U.S. the use of the word " Watermelon " is something completely new to me. As far as i know, using that word here in The U.K causes no offence to any community.



Let's have a fag and talk about it..


Fag is a no no here too.



There is a slight difference if i may add.

The word " fag " has a different meaning in The U.K. and The U.S.

However " Watermelon " is the same in both our countries. That word is all about U.S. racial history it would appear.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: alldaylong

Telling black kids no food, no drink, no watermelon is racist.
Watermelon has been associated with blacks as a derogatory symbol for years.


As i stated previously, i have learned something new.



May I ask your age?
I'm pushing 50 and this is something I can remember from growing up.
I wonder if it's something younger generations have lost. If so it's a good thing showing home we have grown as a people.


As i don't reside in The U.S. the use of the word " Watermelon " is something completely new to me. As far as i know, using that word here in The U.K causes no offence to any community.



Let's have a fag and talk about it..


Fag is a no no here too.



There is a slight difference if i may add.

The word " fag " has a different meaning in The U.K. and The U.S.

However " Watermelon " is the same in both our countries. That word is all about U.S. racial history it would appear.



As others have said. It's about context and intent.

Just don't come 'round the US and ask to 'bum a fag' and you'll be good.




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