Actually, Direhunt's original question simply asked why the stereotypes about blacks liking fried chicken and watermelon exist.
Just taken by itself, that is not an unreasonable question, nor is it racist, nor does it promote negative, or racist stereotypes. There are historical reasons for the stereotype, some of which I mentioned in my earlier post. I would not necessarily expect that someone from outside the U.S. would be aware of this history. And, as fresco helped to point out, the chicken and watermelon caricature is part of a stereotype bundle which has historically been associated with anti-black racism, it was used to degrade black people. Again, someone from outside the U.S. might, or might not, know that.
So, I didn't find Direhunt's basic question offensive, and I was willing to answer it.
What certainly seemed off-the-wall, to the point of being amusing, was Direhunt's stating that he/she did not want any "liberal/neo-hippy subjective faggotry" explanations in answer to the question. Blacks were actually one of the few groups that Direhunt managed not to insult
--he/she certainly tried taking swipes at everyone else, including the people posting here.
I don't know whether this was trolling, although Direhunt certainly is provocative. And I personally don't care what that person's motives were. It's rather pathetic that a person would have to set up a situation just so they could rant and curse at the people responding to their thread.
BTW, do we have any neo-hippies around here?