Nov 25, The connecting of Blacks to chicken and watermelon was done with the The coon is lazy, illiterate, and happy to do nothing but eat watermelon. who wakes up one morning to discover that he has become a Black man. Feb 6, In honor of Black History Month, we'd like to explain exactly why your fried chicken And one of them was very ostentatiously eating fried chicken. You know the song the ice cream man plays (not "Pop Goes the Weasel")?. These objects not only show Blacks lustily eating watermelons but often portray that he has inexplicably metamorphosed into a Black man, a very black man. Are Fried Chicken & Watermelon Racist?