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I mostly found out because when I was looking up the stereotype about fried chicken (someone made a faux pas, I forget who), someone was also talking about the watermelon stereotype… but I’d never heard either of those in New England.
Yeah, I never heard of the fried chicken thing either until recently and even that I’m unsure of what it means/have no reference for it. So maybe our lack of knowledge is a New England thing? That’s interesting. I mean, of course I was aware of racism growing up but the only insult I ever remember hearing was one time my grandmother using the words nappy haired and I knew she meant it as a bad thing so I flipped my shit on her and screamed at her for like an hour. But I grew up with children of all races so I personally never saw racist stuff aside form that one time.
I’m not proud of yelling at my grandmother by the way. But we had that kind of relationship, where we could yell at each other and still love each other. I loved her very much. I just got really mad that she said that.