Skip to comments.Guilty of Being Southern
Posted on 07/02/2013 6:20:33 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Lets start with Paula Deen, who admitted to having used the n word 30 years ago. If it had been, lets say, Alec Baldwin instead, the media would have quickly given him a pass, because, after all, hes one of them. Alec is a media guy. Hes smart and talented and thinks what they think about life. Hes also a northerner. He was born on Long Island! And my God, theres no racism there.
Racism is a disease people catch when they cross the Mason-Dixon line.
Paula is from Georgia, and from that one slip, which she admitted and for which she apologized, was imputed all kinds of guilt. She was guilty of being born Southern, plain and simple. And the punishment shes facing is so disproportionate to her three-decade-old lapse that it cries for someone in the media to defend her. No one has. No one will.
The Food Network will soon learn that their knee-jerk decision to fire her without any proof of discrimination, any proof of a racist past or present, will backfire. And fans who know she was fired, and canned by sponsors, for being born in the South, and for being proud of it theyll be waiting for her return, and will reward the network that hires her.
And it wasnt just white folks heading South. The nations African-American population grew 1.7 million over the past decade and 75 percent of that growth occurred in the South. The percentage of the nations African-American population living in the South hit its highest point in half a century, as more black people moved out of declining cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
If the South is such a racially backward place, Justice Breyer, why are so many African Americans moving here?
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Well, Im a good ol Rebel...
I’m the son of a son of a son of a Confederate soldier .
My only regret is that they did not win .
Many of us are willing to give it another go .
What’dya say ?
Apart from homemade, the best “restaurant” grits I’ve had were from the Southern waffle/breakfast chain “Huddle House”.
When Dee Brown got drafted by the Boston Celtics, all his teammates/ friends said, I paraphrase, “oh, you going up south, huh?”
Every pile of grits needs a fried egg cut up in it.
I’ve tried to keep quiet about the Paula Deen situation, but I’ve seen so much “dirt” being tossed around, I figured I might as well shed a little light.
I’ve worked at Ms. Deen’s restaurant for close to nine years and I’m as “BLACK” as they come. I was never forced to enter through the back door. It’s a rule that ALL employees enter through the back door so we don’t disturb guest while they’re eating. I’m currently a waiter there, which is about as front house as you can get. I didn’t have to beg to be a waiter. In fact, I was ASKED to be one. Many of her staff in the front house are black. Young black kids in college. Bathroom usage is for ALL employees, but we(ALL EMPLOYEES) only use the back of the house restrooms during service so that we don’t disturb guest. One of Paula’s longest working employees, an elderly BLACK woman, was invited to be a guest at Paula’s house after this lady had surgery. Paula looked out for her. The restaurant looks out for ALL OF US by providing health and dental insurance and 401 K plans. Not too many restaurants doing that. We’re also allowed paid vacation. As a BLACK man who has been with the company for some time now, I’m simply saying don’t believe all accusations you’re hearing....cause they’re just that. Accusations. And no, I’m not just saying this to brown nose my employers. I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t believe in casting stones at an individual for making a mistake.
A happily employed and thankful young man.
Okay, I forgive her. ;-)
Well, look at Anthony Bourdain. I’ve love watching him drink himself comatose in 50 countries.
But he HATES Paula Deen. Because she cooks unhealthy food. [yeah, she does[. So he was livid when she got diabetes. He celebrated and berated her.
What if the tables were turned and Bourdain got liver cancer. Do you thing she would be high giving? He is disgusting individual although I do watch his programs.
While on Midshipman summer cruise, a buddy from my NROTC unit at Ga Tech had shore leave in NYC. He was with several other middies, some from NYC, who had called several girls they knew to go out with the group of middies.
My buddy, a white Georgia boy, related that he was talking with one of the NYC girls. When she learned that he was from Georgia, she began berating him for the way he & his people would beat up any black person they saw walking down the street.
He protested that was not the case. The girl became even more angry, insisting that she read the newspapers and she KNEW the truth! Finally, she refused to even speak to him.
This was the summer of 1966.
I recall the occasion. Philadelphia, MS occupies a special place in the Civil Rights story. Oh...and don't forget Violetta Liuzzo, who was killed on the highway north of Selma, AL.
Then, there is Lowndesboro, AL -- the march from Selma to Montgomery passed through there and Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist church bombing case was tried in the Lowndes County courthouse.
I lived in Lowndesboro from 1985 to 1993...and I've never met a finer group of people -- black and white. I knew a gentleman who served on the church bombing jury. He was adamant -- "they didn't prove their case." I believe him.
It's been often said that the North "loves the black race, but hates the individual" while the opposite was true in the South.
In my experience, both sides of that aphorism are largely true. Individual blacks are judged on their merits in the rural South, accepted or dismissed based on their character. Meanwhile, discrimination can run rampant in the North.
Mostly good-naturedly, but with sincerity, they kidded me about my need to overcome my racist upbringing.
Though these were clearly the children of our country's elite, they apparently didn't notice my complete lack of Southern accent.
I was born in CA, as had been my parents, and had only lived in the ATL area for 4 years.
Just like this forum
Purge America’s politically correct warts on the back of demonizing white southerners and their heritage
Far and away the demographic most likely to be socially conservative..
That flaw amongst conservative elite is what dooms us and does little to distinguish us from foes
Meanwhile Mike Tyson publicly muses he’d like to see Sarah Palin’s vagina ripped apart by a well endowed black stud....
Womb shifting as that ape freak stated
And no recrimination
What a doomed sick nation
Grits are like tofu
You should come to Wilson county TN
I was just in Oregon
Lots of them there too
It ain’t just libs who demonize Dixie
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