Here are the facts... can anybody tell us why she deserves to be ostracized?
Paula has compelling personal story. In 1989, she was divorced with two children and $200. She started out selling sandwiches to workers and rolled it into an empire. I saw her and her boys at Uncle Bubba’s once. That’s as close as I have come to a celebrity.
Paula was at a deposition. She was asked if she had ever used the n-word. What was her attorney thinking? Why would he let her answer that question? What does that have to do with anything? Every person in the U.S. and the English-speaking world has used it at one time or another.
Paula answered honestly. There was a bank robbery. A man with a gun. The n-word was spoken. America gasped! How could she? She immediately became an outcast. Her cooking show was cancelled. Wal-mart dropped her. Her pots and pans were marked for clearance. She was skewered on late night TV.
This could have been any one of us.
Here in NY...N is used to define the bad ones. No one would even think of saying that about a decent one.
hussein voter payback.
The left doesnt care that she used the word, its just an excuse to destroy anyome they perceive as a conservative. Note the requirement that conservatives must lead perfect lives or be destroyed. But no one leads a perfect life so like the article states we are all Paula Dean. Use the n-word 20 years ago- condemned. Alec Baldwin uses a gay slur 20 minutes ago, no consequences. Ancient Rome used to throw Christians to the lions, now they feed them to the Leftists in the media.
Amazing how many people live in glass houses.
All of us crazy azzed crackas is Paula Deen.
It’s amazing how people can get so upset over a certain word, but have no problem with other words, namely calling conservatives Nazis, etc.
We are Randy Marsh.
Her problem in all this was her ill fated apology and looking for sympathy, she should have known she would never get it, and that her being from the south would be used to reinforce the white southern racist stereo type that progressives are. She should have laughed at the first time it came back on her and acted shocked and said, What?? Wait a minute here, thats was a long time ago and I dont know where youve been lately but thats what American blacks call themselves every day, on every school campus, on every cable TV show and in every rap song, right now! Not 25 years ago and she should have went further stating that this a false power that some in our society condone, giving one ethnic group the power to say words among themselves that other ethnic groups are forbidden to say, and that this word is more engrained in the pop culture and is used today more than it ever was in past .etc. Blatantly laugh at and expose the hypocrisy That should be the debate.
No tears here. She supported the half negro in the White House.
I still say Michelle Obama is behind this..
Of course, she may have soured on the Obamas, too, in later days. Just over a year ago, Deen and Michelle Obama released competing cookbooks, Deens about southern home cooking and Michelle Obamas about eating healthy. Deen reportedly told a the Washington Examiner that Michelle packed away the food when the cameras stopped rolling, which left the White House incensed. Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, [Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even during commercials. Know what [the Obamas] favorite foods are? Hot wings. She paints a picture of Obama thats a far cry from the first lady who was photographed holding a worm she pulled from a vegetable garden yesterday. According to the Enquirer, Obama now regrets going on Deens show. Michelles spitting mad, a source told the paper. She thinks Paula is trying to smear her and her family just as the 2012 presidential election race swings into gear. - See more at: http://nakeddc.com/2013/06/22/alleged-racist-paula-deen-gave-lots-of-help-to-barack-obama/#sthash.BwKU6vmK.dpuf
Anyone who thinks the “N” word was only ever commonly used in the South is clueless.
I’m not Paula Dean. The only time I have ever used that word was when I was singing to rap lyrics
“Black stripe, yellow paint, them *******s scared of it but them ho’s ain’t”
The lady suing Paula never heard the expression “sticks and stones may break my bones, ect.”
and Paula should have quit the apology tour early.
Some people look for reasons to be offended.
Like Mr. Phillips, I, too, am from a small southern, 1950s town, a cotton mill town. I’m about 10 years older than Ms, Deen, and Mr. Phillips, and I remember the “n-word being commonly used by almost everyone I knew. It was not used in a demeaning way, it was just what black people were called then in the south. I was probably in the 3rd grade before I knew there was any other designation for black people.
We had maids, who functioned mostly as baby-sitters for me, and later for my little brother, in order for my mom to work. A black woman named “Leena”, used to keep me, rocked me to sleep, did diaper duty, etc...I remember her very fondly.
We had some maids that were not so good, some stole clothing by putting them on under their clothing and taking them home. But of all of them, they did very few domestic chores.
They were all well compensated, and provided with transportation to and from home.
It was the 50’s, and things were what they were...I was a kid. But I did learn one thing, they were all individuals, and were judged on their own merit, character, and honesty.
Somewhere along the line that got skewed into the belief that whites must love and embrace all blacks, lest ye be “racist”.
My take is, I like some people of all races, but I don’t like all people of any race, including whites. Because, it’s their character and honor that matters, not the color of their skin.
Liberalism requires that we love and accept people of all races, without regard to their character. What a shallow principle that would be.
They say we shouldn’t “profile”, when the human ability to detect undesirable or incompatible character and behavior based on trends, history, personal experience, danger, and common sense is what separates from the animal world.
In this “you will like me, or else” world of childish thinking, we are expected to become obedient robots of the left...to be thrown into the very same meme of the very slavery that the left so rails against and uses to guilt-trip us all into the boxcars.
All that, to say this; I seldom watch Paula Deen’s show, as I don’t cook. My wife - a agreat southern cook, herself - enjoys the show. But, I do think she is being thrown under the bus, not for here admission to using the “n-word”, but for simply being a “southerner”...with money.
The word is a trap. If a protected government-approved minority says it, nothing happens. If an evil White oppressor is accused of saying it, or admits to saying it 16 years ago, the White is racist and must bow down 15 times and resign.
As for me, if the word is in the dictionary I can use it.
Anytime I want.
Now then, Bob Tuschman is the GM & SR. VP of the Food Network - he sets the daily schedule on the Food Network. It’s likely that HE canned Paula Dean. I consider him a vile little dweeb.
Where is his reason to fire Paula? It does not exist and I sincerely hope Paula Dean sues the Food Network for damages.
Very little Food Network viewing at this household anymore...
I T I I A S. (Words are bad. Let’s stop using words.)
No doubt in my mind she is being ostracized because she is a Southerner.