MTV Decoded is a weekly series on MTV News where the fearless Franchesca Ramsey tackles race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways.
This episode, she talks about the fried chicken and watermelon stereotype. How the heck did two foods that are so delicious get turned into something so negative? Well, it turns out the history is pretty disgusting. How does the past affect today’s stereotype? And what do fried chicken & watermelon jokes actually mean?