LW5 - Michelle Bujold | Stereotype Example: a black child eating watermelon. This image sets incorrect expectations that all people of color like watermelon - a trait that's become ingrained in stereotypical associations with black people.
This was an advertisement for a piece of art back in the 1920s. It is a picture of an infant-like African-American holding onto their stereotypical favorite food, a watermelon. It is wearing a diaper and holding a bottle, like a baby. It looks like a baby because babies are lower down on the human pyramid, implying that people in the 1920s had thought all black people were lesser than the white. Slavery may have been abolished, but black people were still looked down upon.
Watermelon Cake Recipe. You will need: 1 box white cake mix, 1 (3 oz.) box of watermelon Jell-O powder (reserve 2 teaspoons for frosting), 1/2 cup watermelon puree, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup oil, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional), & red food coloring. Click photo for link to recipe.