In case you hadn’t heard, Dean Grose, the mayor of Los Alamitos, CA, sent out an email containing this picture with the caption “No Easter Egg Hunt this year.”s-watermelon-largeApparently he was “unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.” Puh-Leeze! That’s just gross, Grose. I’m glad these stereotypes are coming to light though. It’s hard to deny that they exist when they keep popping up all over the place.

7 thoughts on “watermelons!?

  1. Outrageous! This, along w/the NY Post cartoon w/cops standing over a dead chimpanzee saying, “they’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” Plus! The NY bakery and their FREAKIN’ Drunken Negro Cookies!!! What next? We are not even done with February. I happen to like watermelon, though:) However! As for the NY Post; sorry just doesn’t cut it anymore. The damage is already done. I AM JUST SO SICK & TIRED OF RACISM!

  2. Oh my. That’s crazy. I’ve been out of the loop and didn’t see this in the news. Blech. I’m tired of it too.

    Meanwhile, I got to spend an amazing week at an Army Female chaplain conference. Wish you could have been there! Women of various race and faith groups gathering together to worship and train and get to know each other. Awesome!

    Tiffany, I wish I could tell you all about it. 🙂

  3. Watermelons, monkeys? I thought those stereotypes were regulated to black folks, not “mixed” folks

  4. Hey now, just because we have a president of color does’nt mean we’re out of the racist woods yet. A couple of days ago I was let in on a very thinly vieled racist joke (directed at someone who is a member of the racial group I belong to by someone who is not), then this gentleman (ha) attempted to awkwardly ( perhaps he was thwarted by my look of horror and my somewhat blunt response to his punchline) hit on me. Later in what I can only guess was his attempt to break the ice ( I was no longer responding to him at this point) he let me in on a few of his biased views about an ethnic group outside of my own. Awwww, he was trying to find something we could have in common. What the heck would that be,ignorance?When I tried to let him in on an alternative way of looking at what he perceived to be the differences of others, his eyes just glazed over. Oh yeah and this was at work and the guy happened to be a supervisor. So yeah, we still have a long way to go.

  5. Oh yeah the last message posted was from desiree, but I guess I should call myself desi c., since there is a fellow desiree who has been posted.

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