Watermelon and black people?

United States
July 19, 2010 12:19pm CST
I've been hearing this stereotype about black people. I'm curious, how this all started and why is it still around if it started a very long time ago. Please clear this up for me I'm just an immigrant here.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Many people of all races love watermelon. It does not only apply to black people. I have never heard of this stereotype before. It sounds pretty racist to me. I think any color of heritage probably loves watermelon, no matter what their race is.
• United States
26 Feb 11
No matter what race people are there will always be stereotypes.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
havent really heard of that one. hmm can anybody answer this one for information's sake
@Lunar01 (153)
• United States
19 Jul 10
I'm asian and I love watermelon too. Racial stereotypes are what it is, baseless assumptions of a certain race. A lot of people say black people love fried chicken but there are also a lot of people who are not black but love fried chicken as well. There is not really a beginning to a stereotype because it's mostly based on observations of a group about another group. If you are an immigrant then I think you have encountered at least one racial slur about your race that you didn't really notice before. It's all about the cultural perspective. I came from Vietnam and when I came over here, people told me that it's super easy for me to get straight A? Back in Vietnam we have nothing of the kind because we don't observe ourselves compare to people of another race.
@twistzao (72)
• Portugal
19 Jul 10
Watermelon and black people? Gee, I didn't even knew that. Maybe it's because black girls have a big booty, and watermelon can be like a booty ^^ Just search "Mulher Melancia" from brasil, you'll know what I mean :p
@silvercoin (2102)
• Lithuania
19 Jul 10
I never heard about this stereotype.I guess I'm not a racist that's why I don't see any connection between watermelon and black guys.Was it because during the times of slavery they were given this fruit to eat or sth?Don't pay attention.