Did you know the watermelon is from Africa? Or that it’s actually a berry? And that they’re delicious AF? Yet given its history via racist white America, the watermelon can be triggering for black folks.
As a gastroenterologist, I attended a medical conference during the summer. The conference adhered to the typical medical-convention script—lectures during the day and dinner receptions in the evening. One night, I attended an informal dinner reception that had a spread of food of all different types. I was starving,…
One Detroit firefighter is out of a job after he decided to give a gift of a giant watermelon, all topped with a pink bow, as he introduced himself to who would have been his new colleagues at Engine 55.
I am not afraid of stereotypes. I know that many of them are rooted in racism and false perception, but I do not concern myself with that. I embrace them. They are funny to me.
One Texas restaurant owner may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, and has now become the target of harsh backlash after posting a “special” for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday that reeked of just a teensy bit of racism and ignorance.
Jon Girodes, a Republican New York state Senate candidate who made headlines after apparently planning to offer Kool-Aid, KFC and watermelons at a campaign event in historically black Harlem, has been arrested in connection to an alleged rental scam, NBC 4 New York reports.
As many of us politicos have come to know, the Grand Old Party is overflowing with stupid white men. In this campaign season, though, Donald J. Trump has been sucking up so much of the election coverage, the rest of those of that dumb-dumb-diddy demo have been overlooked.