Friday, April 04, 2008

Race Relations and Something About Berries and Juice

"The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice"

I just don't get it?

Shouldn't it be, "the riper the berry the sweeter the juice"?

What does color have to do with it? Would you eat a black strawberry? Even if I told you it is sweeter or juicer? Or a black blueberry? Raspberry? cranberry?
No cause usually when they are black they are rotten with the beginning of green fuzz growing on them cause they rolled behind the fridge.
Now for a ripe black berry the statement might be true, but the statement refuses to qualify the type of berry making it a generalization and a stereotype as berries come in lots of different colors, sizes, juices and shapes.

If we apply the logic the riper the berry the sweeter the juice then whoever is the ripest or the most extreme of a racial stereotype then becomes the sexist person? What? The albino love machine?

I am not even sure what the statement is supposed to mean in the first place anyway.

I am convinced it is just another one of those stupid things people say and have no idea what they are saying?

When statements start with, "You know what they say_______" Everything that follows tends to be bullshit.

Can anyone explain this one to me?

I would consider myself an equal opportunity omnivore. I eat ripe fruit for its sweet juice regardless of the color and believe me I have had some juicers and some sweet ones and this statement in sample population has proven worthless.

7 comments:

oestrebunny said...

I concur.

EC said...

As long as it is fresh I eat it :)

With fuzz? Not so much

Rocketstar said...

The hard part is where is the line between ripe and rotten? When does ripe turn into rotten?

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I like the Albino Love Machine - it totally rings true.

Kristi said...

I want to know if you're actually talking about berrys or if you're talking about black people.

JLee said...

I used to like black bananas when I was little which would gross everybody out! I don't now, but they're good for banana bread ;)

Colette, aka Lil Sis said...

LOL! I just want to know how your mind spends so much time on randomivity? LOL