Power 107.5

Communication is the key to understanding right? Sometimes some communication can be received the wrong way. When it comes to the issue of race we have to sometimes discern intentional comments from those that just so happen to seem like the wrong thing to say. Hear is a perfect example.


As a friend of mine was returning from her lunch break yesterday, a coworker asks, “Hey, what did you get for lunch?” My friend says, “A smoothie.” Her coworker replies, “What kind of smoothie? Watermelon?”

A watermelon smoothie? Seems odd, right? What if I told you that my friend was Black and her coworker, who upon hearing this story, I assumed was White, is Korean? Now the stereotype that Black people love watermelon comes into play. Did she make that comment intentionally as a joke? Or was she unaware of the stereotype altogether? READ MORE