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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I’d like to know what she did to p!ss off the media?
“Well, I’m a good ol’ Rebel...”
She said Jesse Jackson “forgave” her, and I heard Jimmy Carter threw her some support; but then, they’re pals.
The most racist people I’ve met are all New England leftists. Sure they put on a good show, but when they’re in private conversation they say the most despicable things.
Most Southerners I’ve met talk openly, and joke around with “less than sensitive” racial humor, but probably wouldn’t ever be malicious.
Just my personal experience.
Regular grits are an acquired taste unless you have a half a cow worth of butter in them. CHEESE grits on the other hand, especially with bacon bits, are just wonderful.
She said Michelle Obama stuffed her face the whole time she was in the studio, now the Obamaites are out to get her.
Blasphemy. That’s what got her in trouble
Thou shalt not blaspheme the fat assed first lady.
The northeast is much more segregated than the South; we use natural obstacles (rivers) and man-made ones (freeways, railroads) to keep our blacks in welfare reservations.
Then we lecture Southerners about tolerance...
The South has been the symbol for all that is evil in America according to the uber-liberals. I think they hate hearing a Southern accent. Liberals are very big on stereotyping people and who is stereotyped more than Southerners?
Which brings me to this question— is there a Southern owned television network? Are the country music channels owned by Southerners? Even though I live in Massachusetts, I would like to see a more even distribution of American culture. Does everything we see have to come from New York or L.A.?
Ohomo needs many more Paulas to keep up the fiction that this is a cracker nation. Who will be next against the wall?
She said Michelle Obama stuffed her face the whole time she was in the studio, now the Obamaites are out to get her.
Frederick Douglas chastised northerners for this 150 years ago; the hypocrisy involved was obvious back then.
She didn’t piss off the media, she pissed off Mrs. Obama. Said she couldn’t stop eating, or some such.
I think you got it right. I think this whole attack was orchestrated to let people know and fear the retribution that will follow and the extent that they will go to. Do you think anyone else will publicly critique His or Her Arrogance?
I grew up in Virginia and I can tell you that yes there was a lot of racism there but it is even worse now and it is not white on black but black on white. I was shocked when I went back there recently and saw how things have devolved. I caused a big stir when I ordered a meal at KFC and said I wanted all white meat. The large woman behind the counter looked like she was going to come over the counter and beat me. You could have heard a pin drop in that place. I was informed in a surly tone that I was supposed to ask for all breast meat, not white meat.
was gettin ready to fire back at you until I read your Georgia comment....sorry you don’t like grits....it is one of my favorite dishes
love plain old grits....ask any Italian they’ll tell you that polenta is terrific....we won’t tell them its just grits
” I think they hate hearing a Southern accent.”
Was stationed in Connecticut while in the Navy....Very true! It is shameful the way i was treated...beautiful countryside...people..not so much.
Now hold on a minute...if all you've had are Army grits, you ain't had grits, my FRiend! Army cooks could ruin hot water soup, and I never had decent grits in any chow hall, in y 11 years in boots.
Also, if they were loaded up with sugar, syrup, or anything other than butter, salt and pepper (hot sauce or sawmill gravy are acceptable under certain circumstances), you didn't have grits. I saw many a Yankee over the years think because they look like cream of wheat, they were...big mistake.
Cracker Barrel has about the closest thing to decent grits of any national, cookie-cutter, chain restaurant, but they're hit and miss. Next time you're in the South, stop at a Mom n' Pop greasy spoon or a truck stop, and chances are you'll be able to find good grits.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Well,my first...and last...experience with grits was with *Army* grits.Given what I know about what Army cooks can do to just about anything maybe I haven't given grits a fair chance! ;-)
But NASCAR...I just don't get it!
I’m from the south and *I* don’t get NASCAR.
Haul A@@ and turn left.
I’m just not seeing the point.
I have lived all over this country. Born way back when Kalifornia was a place to be. Moved to New England when I was very young and son of a GI Brat. All of my ‘formative years’ were spent in New England.
Now, I live in the “CENLA”, er, Central Louisiana area, all 85 feet above sea level, and a swamp not a quarter mile from the house. Imagine the shock of someone who had a very good training in the English Language, hearing how it’s been bastardized, in New Orleans!! Sure, I lived through New England hurricanes on Cape Cod, which was still above sea level, last time I checked. Then came Hurricane Katrina, and all the fishbowl jokes were jokes no more. I learned what ‘grits’ were, in Portland Oregon. It seems that a lot of the wagon train drivers were Southern, and brough their culture with them to Oregon, (the end of The Oregon Trail sits just above the falls in the Willamette River, at the south end of town. So, I had my toe-dipping in Southern Cuisine in the Pacific NorthWest.
Concluding, I have lived here in LA, the longest of any places I have been. I have a reason to anchor. Do I consider myyself “ a Southerner”. I remember so often, I have tried ‘to grow where you are planted’. I believe that when I finally rest, just might be ‘planted’ here.
As to the whole “Paula Deen/southerner” idea, “I am Spartacus!”
There’s a reason southrons are fat.
Most racist part of the country is the Northeast. The biggest race riot in American history were the “Draft Riots” in NYC when Lincoln said white men were being drafted into the Union army to help free slaves. Those mean ole Yankees hung every black in sight and said no way in hell would they be conscripted in any Army to free anyone, especially “n******. As far as accents go, I am 63 years old, lived all over the world many times over and never tried to lose my southern accent. I carry it as a badge of honor. I despise Southerners that are ashamed of their heritage. I have been told I sound a lot like fellow Tar Heel Richard Petty and of course he was my favorite NASCAR driver when I was growing up.
If it ain’t Dixie, it won’t do!
<”Thou shalt not blaspheme the fat assed first lady”<
If I wanted a “fat assed First Lady”, I would have Voted for Clinton in 1992 and 1996.
A quick story...I lived for 20 years in an upper middle class suburb of Boston.Some would even call it wealthy (but I'm not wealthy for sure).It's also *very* "progressive",if ya catch my drift.A few years before I moved out someone proposed building some "affordable housing" in one of the nicer parts of town.Well,as I'm sure you expected...the neighbors went ballistic."It's too dangerous"."Think about the environment"."The traffic would be terrible,kids would be hit and killed".Stuff like that.Of course that wasn't the *real* reason.
Also...same subject...google "Commonwealth Day School" and pay particular attention to the hits you get from The Harvard Crimson (yah,*that* Harvard).You'll see a tale about the racism of the best and the brightest of Harvard University.It even involves (in a bad way) Julia Child and Laurence Tribe.Priceless!
Somebody should start Southern Living cable TV channel. There’s 50 million people in the South To cater to. If the folks in New York don’t like it, too bad!
I was talking about the food variety...never heard of the other kind.I find that concept strangely intriguing. ;-)
I don’t know but I haven’t watched the Food Network since this dust-up happened and I’m not going to until they apologize or rehire her. I have to go to Walmart sometimes but I’ll check everywhere else first. This is a high tech lynching, pure and simple.
I wondered. They just seemed to pull this out of a hat and then went for the jugular.
My first boss out of college was a graduate of Amherst. I remember how impressed I was that he spent his vacation that summer as a Freedom Rider in Mississippi (it was 1963).
When he returned, to his dismay, he discovered that his landlord had rented the apartment next door to a black man. He was absolutely livid -- "I'm not gonna live next door to a GD nigger!"
So, he moved out.
It was my first lesson about liberals.
It is the same way here with Hispanics, they are sooooooo racist, first against blacks and then against whites.
LOL, me either. I’m not from the south but spent every other summer there.
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. ;-)