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Who's this little cute little kiddy with the mouth of Trumpet snackin' on a pair of watermelon sneakers? What am I supposed to think about?? Other than I didn't know how to spell watermelon with one "l"?? These are the cartoons of years ago. Stereotypes; whatever!!!! At this stage of the game, who cares?? Is everyone OK at the moment?? That's all that matters. God is good!!!!
Not a watermelon.
The kid is holding a pair of sneakers and the symbolism of the African American fascination of expensive sneaker (Nike, Reebok, Puma, Addidas, Under Armour etc) godly worship.
I agree with you both and like to add that the other symbol of the watermelon may also be our fascination [with things specifically] and the way massa's continues to control it. We must re-examine what's fascinates us to the point we allow ourselves to be controlled. It is a vicious cycle-which comes in different forms of behavior. But!
If money is the root of all evil
then greed's the seed
This ain't livin'
we take it because ain't nobody givin'
America is a rich man's vision
but a poor man's prison
*snip* If He sends me to hell, then oh well
Cuz I just did 19 years in the ghetto as a black male. *snip*