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Black People And Watermelon

it is sad that a sign of freedom was twisted into a weapon of oppression and used by the weak minded to try and keep the rift between the races

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This was an advertisement for a piece of art back in the 1920s. It is a picture of an infant-like African-American holding onto their stereotypical favorite food, a watermelon. It is wearing a diaper and holding a bottle, like a baby. It looks like a baby because babies are lower down on the human pyramid, implying that people in the 1920s had thought all black people were lesser than the white. Slavery may have been abolished, but black people were still looked down upon.

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Facts about health, intersting health information WTF Facts : funny, interesting & weird facts... this is probably why i am always stressed and have anxiety. I hate watermelon

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I think this photo predicts a part of my future rather well ! Always tea. And always people.

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American advertisement depicting/ degrading African Americans

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Dig for victory: vegetable growing during WWII in pics

Shop assistants from Boots the Chemist hoe and weed a field of mangold, September 1942. The women worked on the land in their spare time as part of a scheme set up by Cheltenhams shops to help in the war effort.

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The Gullah/Geechee people speak a creole language similar to the Sierra Leone Krio of their origin.The southern way of frying foods came from the Gullah. photo: Charleston SC Gullah street vendor, about 1900.

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The Watermelon as a Symbol of the Simplicity of Slaves (click thru for analysis)

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The infamous, and banned, 'Freestyle Women's Relay' team from Tasmania, in their controversial swimsuits - swimsuits that other competitors claimed greatly enhanced their lap times. The judges agreed.

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from Abagond

The watermelon stereotype

For people who don't believe pairing watermelon with black people is racist stereotyping...

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