Fried chicken in the U.S. is also called Southern Fried Chicken because of it's association with southern states. Watermelon production in the U.S. is mainly in southern states.
The Scots, and later Scottish immigrants to many southern states had a tradition of deep frying chicken in fat, unlike their English counterparts who baked or boiled chicken...
When it was introduced to the American South, fried chicken became a common staple. Later, as Africans were brought to work on southern plantations, the slaves who became cooks incorporated seasonings and spices that were absent in traditional Scottish cuisine, enriching the flavor. Since most slaves were unable to raise expensive meats, but generally allowed to keep chickens, frying chicken on special occasions spread through the African American communities of the South. It endured the fall of slavery and gradually passed into common use as a general Southern dish. Since fried chicken traveled well in hot weather before refrigeration was commonplace, it gained further favor in the periods of American history when segregation closed off most restaurants to the black population. Fried chicken continues to be among this region's top choices for "Sunday dinner" among both blacks and whites. Holidays such as Independence Day and other gatherings often feature this dish.
So, because of the past history of African Americans as slaves in the southern states, some foods that were originally part of the slave diet, or popular in the South, became part of the traditional diet for these people even after they had dispersed to other parts of the country. As is true in all ethnic groups, some traditional foods continue to be enjoyed by subsequent generations.
Stereotypes are never
accurate because they can never apply to all members of a group. All black people do not like watermelon and fried chicken, and those foods are enjoyed by many people who do not happen to be black.
In addition, the association of blacks with the eating of watermelon and fried chicken, particularly when done by white people, has often been part of a larger negative stereotype, with decidedly racist overtones, which was used to degrade blacks. It was generally meant to be uncomplimentary toward blacks. This too is part of America's unfortunate social history.
I hope that answers your question, Direhunt. I also hope you now understand why some people became angered at your question. The question itself is associated with a negative stereotype which many find to be offensive.
I have answered your question in a courteous manner, Direhunt. Given your attitude, and your boorish comments toward other posters, it is really far more than you deserved.