School district's watermelon eating contest goes wrong... The kids who volunteered were all black...

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    Steelton-Highspire watermelon-eating contest causes furor in district

    It appears the only people not outraged were the organizers and participants. Maybe these kids just like watermelon. :dunno:
     
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    We had watermelon contests when I was in school. No racism involved. Every kid volunteered. :)

    Viva la watermelon! It's watermelon season! :113:

    I don't like that link, aaron. That site says it's a pic, but it's not a pic I don't think. User beware!
     
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    I love watermelons!

    Or pretty much any melon for that matter! (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink)
     
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    It's actually a local news site. I worked in that area for a few years, and live only a few minutes away. That's what I found silliest about this "controversy". I know the area. Most of the town is black. Of course the kids who showed up would be black.
     
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    Okay! Can you see the pic of them? If most of the kids are black, there ya go, derp!
     
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    Most of them weren't black. ALL of them were black. :lol:
     
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    It's not watermelon season here yet and I can't wait for it to come. I love watermelon! You're in Florida right? I guess you get them a lot earlier. My guy used to drive a big rig and one of his favorite runs was to go down to Florida and pick up the watermelons. The owner would always give him a couple to take with him.
     
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    Actually watermelon is really good for you. I keep on in my fridge all summer as a boost on hot days. It's a shame that an old stereotype has had to ruin something so delicious for a specific group of individuals.

    What does that mean? Watermelon is the Lycopene Leader among fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.

    Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives watermelon its red color, and it is only available in a few other foods, including tomatoes. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. Researchers are finding increasing evidence that proper diet and nutrition are important factors in disease prevention. Watermelon contains higher levels of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable (15 to 20 mg per 2-cup serving) and is part of a healthy diet.

    Watermelon Board | Lycopene Leader
     
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