Burst Your Bubble

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

Filtering by Tag: Yusuf Hawkins

EP60 - From the Heart to the Rind: The Watermelon Stereotype

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There's a stereotype that all black people love watermelon, but where does this trope come from? In this episode we'll talk about how since the Civil War the black community has been negatively associated with watermelon throughout pop culture,  from minstrel shows to newspapers, music and cartoons, and paper goods to TV. And whether we realize it or not, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, the stereotype and trope remains today - because that’s American culture and American history.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP22 - Yusuf Hawkins and Jungle Fever

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Let’s talk about Yusuf Hawkins, the black teen Spike Lee dedicated Jungle Fever (1991) to and how his story influenced the movie.

And for this episode there’s a special Spotify playlist on music influenced by and/or about Yusuf Hawkins: spoti.fi/2zZ8u3Y

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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