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Old 10-11-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default So what is wrong with watermelon?

I like it (watermelon that is).

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/20...atermelon.html
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:17 PM   #2
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I don't get it either, but I do like yellow meat watermelon the best.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:21 PM   #3
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The race baiters have lost their minds. Next they will just be able to say they think you are racists and you can be fired. Pretty much what is happening here anyway.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:26 PM   #4
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That as a dumb move on his part
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:28 PM   #5
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Bet the watermelon got eaten....


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Old 10-11-2017, 01:29 PM   #6
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That as a dumb move on his part


Why someone have a special claim on certain types of food? What is marketed as soul food today was what us poor white trash kids grew up on on the old home farm.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:30 PM   #7
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I see a wrongful termination suit in the future. I think all he has to substantiate is "x %" of the entire population consume watermelon. Outcome will depend on the bench.

It's not like he brought fried chicken,'malt liquor AND watermelon. Now that would have been racist..!

Can you imagine if a black dude had brought white bread and bologna for example, and was fired from a 90% white station. The claim would be he was fired because he was black. Maybe this guy was actually fired because he was white.
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They can fire him for whatever they want. Just like the NFL can fire you if you don’t stand for the anthem. It works both ways.
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Why someone have a special claim on certain types of food? What is marketed as soul food today was what us poor white trash kids grew up on on the old home farm.
There are literally 1000ís of other foods he could have brought to a firehouse that was 90% black. Why even risk it? Just bring cookies or something.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:35 PM   #10
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There are literally 1000ís of other foods he could have brought to a firehouse that was 90% black. Why even risk it? Just bring cookies or something.


Shouldn't have to. Food is food.
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There are literally 1000ís of other foods he could have brought to a firehouse that was 90% black. Why even risk it? Just bring cookies or something.
Chicken?
Colored greens?


Since when is food being associated to a race a bad ****ing thing?

You think the chinese give a **** a **** if you bring RICE or noodles to an outing they are a part of?

Its stupid and its petty.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:43 PM   #12
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Man I don't understand the watermelon thing either. I got in trouble for that in school as well. I didn't grow up in a racist family I had never previously known that watermelon was a racist food until I was told be some black classmates. (watermelon bubble gum)
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:45 PM   #13
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some folks is jus lookin' to have somethin' to get all butthurt over...
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:46 PM   #14
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They didn't even get to eat it. Somebody stole it.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:47 PM   #15
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Dang y'all making me hungry.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:50 PM   #16
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41 year old probationary fireman is not going to start his first day of station assignment off with a raciest gesture. Liberals have no common sense and this man lost his (new )career before it started all because this PC **** has gotten completely out of hand.
I hope like hell he can and does sue. Hell Detroit is a disaster zone and they should be begging people to come work there not canning people for a melon
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #17
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So a watermelon is a racist food? I don't get it. I work with varied groups of people (Hispanic, Chinese, Indian [dot not feather] and Italian) From time to time I bring food as a gift to work like taco's, General Tao's chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and pizza and never once have any of them gotten offended by my offerings. Likewise they bring me sausage and hamburgers and it does not bother me one bit.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:03 PM   #18
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We need to remove all Watermelon patches and all Watermelons from all stores. It is a symbol of racism and needs to be addressed. It should be put in a museum next to the Confederate statues.

Holy cow this is ridiculous. You can get butt hurt by anything if you really want to. Come on people.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #19
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So if I had fried chicken and watermelon last Saturday. Does that make me a racist or am I black now? My favorite food is Mexican. It's all so confusing
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:27 PM   #20
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I read this a couple days ago on FB. Everyone is so offended by nothing nowadays and there are double standards everywhere. Had the new fireman been black and brought in a watermelon, everyone would have welcomed him aboard and eaten the watermelon. He should be glad he got fired from that place....he deserves to be somewhere better.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:29 PM   #21
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Someone in my office has saltines out, can I have them fired?

Wait, am I allowed to be offended by things if I'm white?
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:46 PM   #22
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I doubt he intended to offend anyone. Who would intentionally tick off 90% of their new co-workers on the first day of work.

If watermelon has been a racist symbol since the war of northern aggression why haven't we seen protests at all the farmers markets and fruit stands demanding an end to this outrageous display of racist fruit? What else should we avoid can someone provide a list?
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:01 PM   #23
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:06 PM   #24
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Someone in my office has saltines out, can I have them fired?

Wait, am I allowed to be offended by things if I'm white?
So a SNL comedian(black) called Trump a Cracker during the show either last weekend or the one before.....according to the liberals that was ok because Trump has a double power position over the comedian....One Trump is white so that gives him power over blacks and he is the President so that is more powerful than a comedian. This makes it ok for the black comedian to call Trump a cracker and it not be racist. So no, you arent allowed to be offended. You cant make this stuff up people....it is so Twilight Zone now.
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So a SNL comedian(black) called Trump a Cracker during the show either last weekend or the one before.....according to the liberals that was ok because Trump has a double power position over the comedian....One Trump is white so that gives him power over blacks and he is the President so that is more powerful than a comedian. This makes it ok for the black comedian to call Trump a cracker and it not be racist. So no, you arent allowed to be offended. You cant make this stuff up people....it is so Twilight Zone now.
Dang, well I guess it's good because I'm working from home today and theyre my crackers. I don't want to get fired.

The over sensitivity of people these days is crazy. My wife's company said that this year they get MLK day off instead of Columbus Day because it was offending the minorities that worked for them to celebrate a white man with a holiday. I want to know how many people complaining it takes for a Fortune 500 company to change their holiday schedule
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:27 PM   #26
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I worked with a guy from Nigeria, we were both trainer's at the same gym. He hadn't been in the US long and was working and going to college. I was eating watermelon in the break room one day and he keeps looking at it. Finally he asked what it was and I told him. He asked to try it so I gave him a slice and he just lit up. He said, "this is the greatest thing I have ever tasted. Where do you find this?" I eat at least two watermelons a week when I can find them. Everyone is free to bring me one as a gift any time.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:31 PM   #27
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon_stereotype

Here is a little history of the Watermelon. I learned about this along time ago from a black friend of mines grandmother. She never would eat watermelon.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:41 PM   #28
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The biggest problem with the whole thing is if he had been black they would have all been happy!!!!! Now that is racist!!! White man brings a watermelon. Racist!!!! Black man brings watermelon. Hero!!!!! From looking at this not all were mad.http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/loca...ver-watermelon
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:52 PM   #29
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On the day I graduated from college, one of my graduating friend's parents, whom I had never met, bought me a watermelon as a gift. Although they are not expensive, I found this to be a rare gesture of kindness that I still remember.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:07 PM   #30
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The race baiters have lost their minds. Next they will just be able to say they think you are racists and you can be fired. Pretty much what is happening here anyway.
If those fuggers single out BB Homemade Vanilla. .......someone's gonna get kilt!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:56 AM   #31
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Heck I can't ever get any from the garden. The dang coyotes eat em all soon as they start to get ripe! So are the coyotes racist or me for growing them? I can't keep up!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:06 AM   #32
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I like me some menudo but don't like chitlins. Am I discriminating?
I also like watermelon and fried chicken so does that let me off the hook?
What the hell is wrong with this country? Gone Plumb crazy out there.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:33 AM   #33
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Can’t please them, why try.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:39 AM   #34
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What's even crazier is that he's a 41 year old probie.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:41 AM   #35
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Liberals pretend to be victims of everything. I guess white chocolate would drive them even further insane. Good thing they don't fish. Could you imagine seeing a spook for the first time?

What would they have done if he gave each of them a cadillac?
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:50 AM   #36
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My wife and I have some close friends who are black and every year they invite us to their house for a big Juneteenth celebration. My poor wife, who had no ill intentions, showed up with watermelon a couple of years ago. When our friend answered the door she says " watermelon! nice! did you bring the purple drank with you also?" I laughed my *** off! Off course they were not offended but they had and still have a great time giving my wife hell for bringing watermelon to the party.
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So I guess none of the offended fire men ever told a racial joke in their lives, man I thought firefighters had thicker skin

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Everyone's a victim.
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Here are just a few reason the black community find what was done racist. I can understand why some would take offense. I can't believe these were acceptable at anytime. That being said we as a country have to learn from our past and move on.

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Old 10-12-2017, 03:08 PM   #40
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Watermelon originated in Africa.

Would be like bringing sauerkraut to a German party


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Old 10-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #41
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Good thing he didn't take a bucket of chicken or they probably would have thrown him in jail!
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Here are just a few reason the black community find what was done racist. I can understand why some would take offense. I can't believe these were acceptable at anytime. That being said we as a country have to learn from our past and move on.
I don't disagree with you, and in fact strongly agree with what you posted... Trouble is the last three words in your post... Some just won't do that!! As long as folks get paid or special status/treatment for being a victim, no matter the past infraction, they will continue to lean on this!
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I love Mexican food. What the heck is a menudo?
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I don't disagree with you, and in fact strongly agree with what you posted... Trouble is the last three words in your post... Some just won't do that!! As long as folks get paid or special status/treatment for being a victim, no matter the past infraction, they will continue to lean on this!
Yes sir.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:24 PM   #45
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Becoming a fireman at 41 years old is probably not the easiest thing to do. I seriously doubt he meant any offense.

People living in the past that have never seen a pickaninny poster should turn down the sensitivity dial and examine the mans intent.

Just because the race baiters are making everything you see, hear, or do about slavery, or oppression doesn't mean it is reality. The minute we all get along and realize those days are over they are irrelevant and out of a job.

30 idiot skin heads at a rally do not accurately represent 30 million nor do the 30 idiot BLMers. As a whole we get along with one another just fine in our day to day activities.

I can't hardly remember the last time I was approached by a klansman and invited to a cross burning, or lynchin party. I do remember the last time my neighbor, of another color invited me to a BBQ. Oh Crap! Is BBQ on the list maybe I was racist just now for mentioning that food group?

Stop buying into all the rhetoric and the crap will stop. Don't give words and symbols power that they don't deserve and put the race baiters out of business.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:28 PM   #46
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Good thing he didn't bring bbq ribs, they woulda lynched him.....
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I guess if he had brought fried chicken from churches it would have been over looked , till after they ate !! bet they still watch reruns of ROOTS !!
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:55 PM   #48
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It depends on the relationship he has with them. If there was already some animosity towards him I could see it being taken as distasteful.
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some folks is jus lookin' to have somethin' to get all butthurt over...
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