Skip to comments.Paula Deen SACKED From Food Network Hours After She Makes Grovelling Apology Over Racial Slurs
Posted on 06/21/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by drewh
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One big Pile of Steaming Petard!! with BUTTER!!
My Mom was born in the early 1920s in Indiana. When she was growing up, it was against the law in that county for a black man to be in the county between sundown and sunrise. She said the law was changed when she was around 10-12.
I remember as a kid growing up I was proud to live in a country where you were free to think and express yourself as you wish. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”.
Southern accent and gleefully cooking in animal fat meant she was pretty much doomed to be thrown under the bus.
The irony is that southern soul food, for which she has been an ambassador of sorts, is probably one of the few areas of genuine shared culture that blacks and whites in this country have.
She should have just stuck to her original statement she made in court and refused all TV interviews and kept her dignity and let it die down. But they always have to buckle under to the pressure and start grovelling. It never works.
For every time Paula said the “N” word the black comics on the comedy channel stand up say it a 100 times.
“I dont care much for Paula Deen but she did not deserve what theyll going to do to her.”
Agreed. I honestly don’t think Paula Deen is a racist, she voted for Obama, for heaven’s sake. I called somebody a retard (I was alone) for pulling out in front of me the other day but that doesn’t mean I hate retarded people, (sorry, mentally challenged). That said, I hope this serves as a learning example to celebrities about stating their political opinions. She came out as a liberal democrat and alienated half her fan base. Now, with this new racist allegation, she’s alienated even more fans. Celebrities, keep your opinions to yourself and do what you do best, sing, act, cook, whatever.
If youre a Spanish teacher, you may want to be careful when teaching colors to your students.
Petrona Smith, 65,was fired from New York Citys PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult. According to Smiths lawsuit, she was using the word negro for the color black, since she was teaching a lesson on colors. She is now suing the city.
They havent even accounted for how absurd it is for someone whos black to be using a racial slur to a student, said Shaun Reid, Smiths attorney. Talk about context! Theres a lot of things wrong here.
I was in a business meeting and I don’t remember what brought up the subject but I said something about “Indians” referring to what is now “native Americans”. Some liberal bit.. lit into me; when she finished I told her that I was Cherokee and we always referred to ourselves as indians, and some white woman wasn’t going to stop me. She shut up.
P’etrona Smith, 65,was fired from New York Citys PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult. According to Smiths lawsuit, she was using the word negro for the color black, since she was teaching a lesson on colors. She is now suing the city.’
I hope she wins. PC is beyond ridiculous. I’ve heard the Labour Party in the UK says the word blackboard is “racist”.
I’m Cherokee / German..........ever time I get drunk...I try to scalp myself
“Celebrities, keep your opinions to yourself and do what you do best, sing, act, cook, whatever.”
Agreed. At one time, most celebrities generally understood that and it made sense. We don’t come to them for our politics any more than we go to buy gasoline from a Chinese restaurant.
Apparently, "they" must be scared of a backlash on the merchandising front.
“(She)grew up in a segregated era in the south and Im sure they feel totally different than the normal person.”
Say, what? People who grew up in the South are not normal people? I find youre comment incredibly offensive.
LOL I am such a mongrel. My dad was 7/8 Cherokee and 1/8 German, my mom was at least 1/4 Jewish and the rest English, and the rest Irish and maybe Scottish.
Lincoln, himself, petitioned Illinois not to allow freed blacks into Illinois. He also supported laws that forbid marriage between blacks and whites. Lincoln was always against slavery but never supported blacks as equals. He was not an abolitionist that supported the freeing of all slaves as equals.
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.
I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”
There is an old video of Elvis Presley doing a press conference. Some reporter asked him what he thought about the Vietnam war. He replied, “Honey, I’m just an entertainer, I’d rather keep my opinions about that to myself.”
“Unless it is being a black racist then it is superior to non-racists.
Yep...they’re being niggardly in who they apply blame to.”
that’ll set their lurking hairs on fire!
This restaurant has a cook book for sale, probably buy online or call them and ask about purchasing.
Best cook book from IMO best southern cuisine cooking.
If not that one, then Pirate House in Savannah has an excellent cook book. Those two are my most used.
The only recipe I can’t get (it’s their very unique specialty) is the “Low Country Egg Rolls” which is egg rolls just like in chinese restaurants, except it’s filled with seasoned collard greens and pull pork. I’m drooling just thinking about them.
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