Watermelon-Eating Obama Display Simply Sign Of Ignorance

Stereotypes die hard.

Stereotypes die hard.

Something is seriously wrong with this man:

Danny Hafley of Casey County, Ky. said this week that people are reading the mannequin in his front yard depicting President Barack Obama eating a watermelon completely wrong.

“The way I look at it, it’s freedom of speech,” Hafley¬†told Lex 18 in a recent interview, going on to state that he had included the watermelon not in attempt to play to any racist stereotypes, but because the statue “might get hungry standing out here.”

Uh huh.

To see the interview with this fool man, click here.

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4 thoughts on “Watermelon-Eating Obama Display Simply Sign Of Ignorance

  1. I’m surprised he didn’t have a watermelon in one hand and fried chicken in the other. I am so tired of the stereotypes that people harp on. It’s that type of ignorance that sets us back. I am hopeful for a necessary change in the way some people think. Thanks for sharing this.

    x melissa little

    • Earnest Harris says:

      And the feigned ignorance of the guy who put up the display. He knew this was insulting. The other thing I never understood about this stereotype is that EVERYBODY east watermelon, but blacks are made fun of for eating it. SMH

  2. You know how the vendors give samples at the farmer’s market? Well, there was a guy handing out samples of watermelon. My daughter and I were munching on a sample when the vendor offered a sample to a Black guy – he turned it down. That’s the USA we live in #smdh

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Yeah, truly sad. My son even avoids eating it in public so as not to feed the stereotype. The power of racism.

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