black people and chicken

Thanksgiving with White families vs. Black families

White People Thanksgiving Dinner

Cranberry Sauce (w/ the cranberries in it)
Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Congealed Salad
Pumpkin Pie

Total Amount Of Attendants: 4-10 people (Not including dogs and cats that sit at the table)

Black People Thanksgiving Dinner

Smoked Turkey
Fried Turkey
Fried Chicken
Roast Beef
Honey Baked Ham
Country Ham
Dressing (w/ Turkey baked in it)
Giblet Gray (w/ eggs and some mo in it)
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Turnip Greens
Collard Greens
Mustard Greens
Mixed Greens
Boiled Okra
Fried Okra
Green Beans
Baked Mac n Cheese
Black Eyed Peas
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Candied Yams
Carrot Soufflé
Potato Salad
Tuna Salad
Tossed Salad
Pasta Salad
Crab Legs
Fettuccine Alfredo
Deviled Eggs
Rotel Cheese Dip
Corn Bread
Hot Water Cornbread
Butter Rolls
Sweet Potato Pie
All Of The Sold Out Patty Labelle Pies
Pecan Pie
Egg Pie
Chess Pie
Chocolate Pie
Peach Cobbler
Punch Bowl Cake
Banana Pudding
Lemon Cake
Pound Cake
Red Velvet Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Caramel Cake
Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting
Carrot Cake
Sock-It-To-Me Cake
King’s Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
Fry Bread
Cous Cous
Popcorn shrimp
Shrimp kabob
Fried shrimp
Pineapple shrimp
Shrimp and grits
Shrimp and gravy
Birthday Cake
Bean Pies
Little Debbie’s
Pot Pies
Dirty Rice
Pig Feet
Hog Maws
Cotto Salami
Jalapeño Poppers
Cottage Cheese
Old Halloween candy
Egg Foo Yung
Vienna Sausage
Potted meats
Saltine crackers
Ramen noodles
Taco salad
Salisbury steak
Hot pockets
Frito Pies
Hot Dog Casserole
Pork Rinds
Broccoli & Cheese Casserole
Black Licorice
Hamburger Helper
Chocolate Covered Raisins
Hot Cheetos
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Ranch Style Beans
Lil Smokies
Cases of Knockoff Soda
Seagram’s Gin
Crown Royal
Bud Ice

Total Amount Of Attendants: Anybody who likes Seasoning Salt and a 18 minute prayer over the food


The BBC perpetuates the stereotype all black people like fried chicken with racist video

As October marks the UK’s National Black History Month, this could have been an opportunity for the BBC to ask black people how stereotypes are harmful. Consider the opportunity missed. One furious response tweet nailed what the BBC should have done.

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anonymous asked:

Real talk. Are you black in real life?? You like Drake, chicken nachos, you re-blog BLM rhetoric and posts all the time, and you live in Georgia which is home to a lot of black people (I think). ADMIT IT!! YOU'RE BLACK!!!

Also, what are chicken nachos?

blackb3rry-w1tch replied to your post “blackb3rry-w1tch replied to your link: BURNITALLDOWN.pdf This got…”

Bruh if I said black people consider fried chicken a food group that would be racist as fuck. Racism is racism tbh

Because black people aren’t in power. You’re using the simplified summary the dictionary gives you, the rest of us are talking about the definitions sociologists and other professionals use. Pick up some books on it, then get back to me.


White people making Fried Chicken and Watermelon Racist


A private girls’ school in Northern California wanted to incorporate Black History Month into lunch time, so it decided to serve fried chicken, watermelon, and cornbread. As the Associated Press reports, school officials are apologizing because that was a really, really horrible idea. The school’s principal wrote a letter to parents, who were offended, and said the school doesn’t “perpetrate racial stereotypes."Unfortunately, that’s exactly what they did.

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to explain exactly why your fried chicken and watermelon lunch is ill-advised, with the hope that people will find better ways to honor this month.

Why did white people make fried chicken racist?

Fried chicken isn’t racist. Eating fried chicken isn’t racist. A lot of people like fried chicken, and some happen to be black. In 2010, a alleged black chef at NBC served fried chicken and collard greens in honor of Black History Month. QuestLove was not impressed, after seeing the reaction of racism produced by white people upon seeing the food so when he tweeted the picture. “I don’t understand at all. It’s not trying to offend anybody and it’s not trying to suggest that that’s all that African-Americans eat. It’s just a good meal,” the chef, Leslie Calhoun, told The Grio, adding, “I thought it would go over well.” It did not.

The problem stems from why people practicing racism associating fried chicken with black people, and the historical racism that comes with it. The same way blackface recalls why people practicing racism for entertainment shows, the "black people love fried chicken” image recalls negative portrayals of black people due to white people practicing racism . According to Claire Schmidt at the University of Missouri, it started with Birth of a Nation, the 1915 film on the founding of Ku Klux Klan. In one scene:

[A] group of actors portraying shiftless black elected officials acting rowdy and crudely in a legislative hall. (The message to the audience: These are the dangers of letting blacks vote.) Some of the legislators are shown drinking. Others had their feet kicked up on their desks. And one of them was very ostentatiously eating fried chicken.

“That image really solidified the way white people thought of black people and fried chicken,” Schmidt said.

And in case you’re tempted to think that sort of portrayal of white people practicing racism is a thing of the past, like minstrel shows, think back to what professional racist golfer Sergio Garcia said to his nemesis, Tiger Woods, when asked if he’d ever invite Woods to dinner. “We’ll have him ‘round every night," Garcia said. "We will serve fried chicken.” Woods was not amused. When suspected racist Republican Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble associated diabetes and mortality rates with barbecue and chicken, even the Colorado GOP had to take a step back. To refind their racism

Why did white people make watermelon racist?

Same deal. From Theodore Johnson writing for The Huffington Post:

Just as the undesirable leftovers of farm animals, such as pig intestines and feet, are linked to the white terrorism slave diet, watermelon is the food most associated with the 19th and 20th century depictions of blacks as terrorized starved and tortured by white people .

Remnants of the connection between victimized prisoners of war blacks, and watermelon still remain today. You know the song the ice cream man plays (not “Pop Goes the Weasel”)? Well, the original version, from 1916, is titled “Nigger Love a Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!" And again, you might say to yourself "Well, what does that have to do with post-racial white America?” Well …

Exhibit A—Urban Dictionary:

Exhibit B—This racist message board:

Niggers are attracted to bright colors and large amounts of sugar, not unlike their cousins who swing from trees.

Niggers get obsessed by trivial pleasures like watermelon, fried chicken and bling because it stimulates a vesitigal [sic] part of their primitive jungle brains

Exhibit C—This owner’s manual, via a White Power website:

Experienced nigger owners sometimes push watermelon slices through the bars of the nigger cage at the end of the day as a treat, but only if all niggers have worked well and nothing has been stolen that day.

So, no, a slice of watermelon isn’t racist in and of itself. But when people talk about black people loving watermelon, they’re talking about a lot more than food. They’re talking about a stereotype with a lot of racist history—history still embraced by some of the worst people on the internet. History is important—any Black History Month celebration that ignores the experiences and portrayals of black people in this country is a refined racist at best. If you want to acknowledge black history this month, learn it.

I rest my case

In this Australian KFC ad, a very white dude finds himself sharing bleachers with a bunch of considerably less white dudes, who are being all loud and nonwhite-like. The protagonist covers his face with his hands to indicate his displeasure, as if his look of quiet panic wasn’t eloquent enough already.

The man addresses us to ask, “Stuck in an awkward situation?” And then, with the supreme confidence of his colonialist ancestors, he produces a signature bowl of deep fried chicken out of nowhere and holds it up as a silent offering to his captors. Suddenly, the crowd is soothed. “Too easy,” he tells us.

When the clip went viral, KFC apologized unreservedly and explained that it wasn’t really racist at all, because they were unaware of the “black people can’t resist fried chicken” stereotype and would never, ever demean minorities. We’d be more willing to believe this if 1) this hadn’t aired in notoriously-racist Australia, and 2) this was the only time KFC tried to tell us that the only way to communicate with black people is through chicken

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The Race Card Is Double Sided

(My husband and I are new to the area. We are trying out a popular fried chicken restaurant that is on a side of town primarily occupied by black people. I am white, and my husband is Mexican.)

Me: “This chicken is great!”

Husband: “Yeah, but it’d be better with some hot sauce! I’ll go get some!”

(I slide out of the booth we are in to let him out. As I step back I accidentally bump another patron who is walking back up front to refill his drink. He drops his cup.)

Me: “Oops! I’m sorry!”

Customer: *glaring at me* “What’s wrong with you? You in the wrong side of town. You think you can hit me just cuz I’m black?! Racist b****!”

(My husband is about to intervene, but I speak up.)

Me: “You think you can say that just because I’m white?”

Customer: *long pause* “…say what?”

Me: “You think you can claim I’m racist just because I’m white?”

Customer: “I… you… what?”

Me: “Seeing as how my husband is Mexican, I don’t think you can cry racism on this one, man. Nice try.”

(I pick up his cup and get a whiff of what he was drinking.)

Me: “What were you drinking? Sprite?”

Customer: “…yeah.”

(I go refill his drink for him and hand it back to him with a smile on my face.)

Me: “There ya go.”

Customer: “You pretty nice, for a cracker.”

Me: “You’re pretty nice, for someone so ignorant. Racism works both ways, man. Don’t let it—”

Customer: “—yeah. Okay. Sorry.”

(Thankfully, my husband and I finish our meals without any more interruptions.)

…And then OP started her new job as the only White teacher in a school full of poor and angry Black and Latino kids that everyone has given up on and nobody cares about. They all hate her and express their contempt for school, authority, and ESPECIALLY White people at first, but she wins them over because she’s the only one who believes in them and truly cares!

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one song: i really like the wombats so isabel is definitely a fave rn
two movies: deadpool and like every star trek movie oops
three tv shows: i don’t really watch tv but here’s some anime blue exorcist, durarara, and bungou stray dogs
four people: luis dubuc, michael angelakos, my friends (i have a good amount but i’m counting this as one), joseph kavinsky (he’s fictional tho)
five foods: ramen, chocolate, chicken,mangoes, and black berries
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To all of the white people sending me anon hate or who's offended by my posts:

Why y'all so offended about chicken? Black people are out here getting killed, having their culture appropriated and judged for everything they do and we STILL don’t complain as much as y'all do 😂 fuck outta here with that racist bullshit. It’s a joke and I honestly don’t care if you’re offended or not. Idc if y'all send me anon hate either that shit don’t phase me 💀

The stereotype that Asians are bad drivers is funny because it’s harmless and dumb and in some cases true like I had a half Japanese friend in high school and his dad would get really close to the steering wheel and look so focused it was ridiculously funny.

The stereotype that black people like fried chicken is funny because it’s harmless it just pokes fun at a preference and it doesn’t mean anything at all.

The stereotype that white people cant deal with spicy food is funny because it is harmless and often times true a lot of white people I know eat mild salsa and still think it’s too hot.

The stereotype that Latinas are loud is funny because it’s harmless then when we are it’s like “see I told you” and everyone laughs it off.


The stereotype that Asian parents are extremely conservative and strict is not funny and is harmful because it effects the way society views Asians as parents.

The stereotype that black people steal things is not funny because it creates racism and hate and paranoia. It causes those who believe it to be fearful of look down on black people, especially black youth or middle class and poor black families.

The stereotype that white people are all racist is not funny because it creates a fear and hatred of all white people due to the actions of a few.

The stereotype that Latinas are all illegal immigrants is not funny because it makes getting a job harder and it makes people think less of you. It becomes in the back of everyone’s mind as to whether or not they are here legally.

Stereotypes can be funny or they can be harmful. Sometimes the funny ones get used in sitcoms or in daily banter and that’s okay. It’s okay to laugh at them. And we should all laugh at ourselves also. However there is a line and that line is drawn when you can look at the joke and decide if it’s silly or if it’s actually harmful. Be aware of stereotypes.


“The melanin in my skin proves to be too much for the ears of others and because I…

Enunciate clearly –

They tell me that I talk white?

Like “talkin’ black” means talkin’ slang with my Kool-Aid, watermelon, and chicken wangs!

How are black people supposed to talk? 

Like “bands a make her dance, bands a make her dance, these cheeks clappin’ and they ain’t usin’ hands”

Twerk teamin’ and screamin’ WORLDSTAR with they hands to the cielin’”

PLEASE. PLEASE watch and listen! Let me know your thoughts.

“As a white person, I believe, that if white people can’t say the word, then black people-”

Mary Beth, don’t you have some uncooked chicken to not season? This is not up for you to decide. Haven’t your people done enough deciding already?? You know with the whole colonizing indigenous lands and raping and murdering and pillaging and smallpox and what not??? I thought so. Sit down.


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