Blacks and watermelons

blacks and watermelons

The association of Blacks with watermelons is, at its root, a mean-spirited attempt to insult and mock Blacks. Keith M. Woods, from the Poynter Institute, wrote. Dec 8, Free black people grew, ate, and sold watermelons, and in doing so made the fruit a symbol of their freedom. Southern whites, threatened by. Dec 26, Wow, I wasn't aware that this stereotype about Blacks and watermelons even existed. But I totally agree with the statement about how. Black Stereotypes (new extended version) The association of Blacks with watermelons is, at its root, a mean-spirited attempt to insult and mock Blacks. Keith M. Woods, from the Poynter Institute, wrote. The association of black people with watermelon used to be viewed as more neutral, because watermelon is a common Southern crop, and emancipated. May 2, African Americans' supposed affinity for watermelons is a racist To many whites however, it seemed as if Blacks were flaunting their. blacks and watermelons