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Watermelon Is A Racist Term In America.

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posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
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 ?



The article explains why...




When slavery was abolished at the end of the 1860s some black people grew and sold watermelon to provide for their families. The fruit went on to be used as an excuse to characterise an entire section of the population as being lazy and content with simple pleasures and, therefore, flaunting their independence. Minstrel shows, caricatures, songs and cartoons were used to used to dehumanise and denigrate the black community.




posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: bastion




It is casual racism in the UK too, wasn't aware the US had ever heard of it. Boris Johnson got in trouble a few years back for remarking on 'watermelon smiles' while touring Africa


I have never know " Watermelon Smile " being a racist term in The U.K.

In fact you can purchase " Watermelon Smile " doormats.



www.turtlemat.co.uk...



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha


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

That's a deal.
As long as you don't come to The U.K. and tell a woman you don't know that you have " Plenty Of Spunk "
When I as a Canadian had imbibed a trifle enthusiastically, and confessed to being somewhat pissed, my American pal wondered what it was that I was angry about....but that's what we would call 'pissed-off''. English as a second language must be a real picnic.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Speaking of weird-assed racist food memes from a bygone era, Cracker is also racist term in America, but to me if you add cheese, salami, pickled onion and dip to it, it's a nice h'orderve. I also love chicken and watermelon too - but I'm a non-binary food-before-race sorta bloke so it's par for the course really.




posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Being British this is probably the craziest thing about America to me.

A watermelon is a fruit. How can it be racist? Are watermelons nazi fruit? Do they gang up on the grape and try to exterminate them in the name of watermelon supremacy? help me out here.


It isn't that watermelon by itself is racist. It is that watermelon was often used in racist images to demean blacks.

Seriously, just google black caricature images from early 1900s.

Watermelon Stereotype

Watermelon
Monkeys
Dark skin
Lips
Butts



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: alldaylong

Speaking of weird-assed racist food memes from a bygone era, Cracker is also racist term in America, but to me if you add cheese, salami, pickled onion and dip to it, it's a nice h'orderve. I also love chicken and watermelon too - but I'm a non-binary food-before-race sorta bloke so it's par for the course really.




How does a " Safe Cracker " fit in ?

You know,someone who robs from Banks or other places with Safes .



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Yeah, same with me. Sitting on the porch eating a watermelon after working in the orchard and garden was a treat. Often when I'd be playing in the yard with friends, my mother would bring out a stack of watermelon slices for a treat in the summer. They sold for $0.03 a lb at the stores, picked ripe and sweet.

I still recall the teasing that if you ate a watermelon seed it would grow in your stomach.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: alldaylong

Speaking of weird-assed racist food memes from a bygone era, Cracker is also racist term in America, but to me if you add cheese, salami, pickled onion and dip to it, it's a nice h'orderve. I also love chicken and watermelon too - but I'm a non-binary food-before-race sorta bloke so it's par for the course really.




How does a " Safe Cracker " fit in ?

You know,someone who robs from Banks or other places with Safes .


A safe cracker is one that will dissolve easily and not be a choking hazard, it's also a white fella that everyone feels comfortable being around - it has nothing to do with stealing cash from the banksters...




posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

It's an Eton thing, meant to be about red lips apparently. I'm from Lancashire and a few shops still sell golly dolls around here which are the core stereotype it's based on.

Noddy encounter's a black person and gets car jacked: i.pinimg.com...

Enid Blyton was a prolific offender, was more of a 'thing' last century over here.

edit on 24-5-2019 by bastion because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Are Watermelons not Green?

Who the feck could a Watermelon be racist against? LoL



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: alldaylong

Are Watermelons not Green?

Who the feck could a Watermelon be racist against? LoL


" Little Green Men " from Mars maybe ?



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: alldaylong

Are Watermelons not Green?

Who the feck could a Watermelon be racist against? LoL


" Little Green Men " from Mars maybe ?


Cucumbers are #ed then.
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posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Or the Trees and Artichokes per-chance?

Vegetable rights now i hear them cry. LoL

This craps up there with trying to ban Nordic Runes ffs.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

We'd sprinkle a little salt on it. Best electrolyte replacement nature has to offer.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Are there any comments that could be made about this ?




posted on May, 24 2019 @ 04:17 PM
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Cauliflower is racist also.

Don't say that in New York.

It's apparently a "Colonial" vegetable.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Cauliflower is racist also.

Don't say that in New York.

It's apparently a "Colonial" vegetable.


" York " is Colonial also isn't it ?



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated




Would an Italian be insulted if someone was saying No Spaghetti?


Speaking personally, not at all. My mother is sicilian and I copped spag and wop jokes all my life. I'd just laugh and insult their mother in turn.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Cauliflower is racist also.

Don't say that in New York.

It's apparently a "Colonial" vegetable.


" York " is Colonial also isn't it ?



Heh.

You're right.

Can't say "New York" now either.



posted on May, 24 2019 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

What will become of Queens?



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