During a deposition Paula Deen admitted using the infamous N-word nearly forty years ago. Hypocrites who probably are more racist than Deen are piling on, irate, sanctimonious, and attempting to demonize this Southern white woman who has a cooking show on television.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter came to Deen’s defense as a Southerner himself and put the appropriate spin on Deen’s candid remarks. Forty years ago it was normal using the N-word publicly or privately, and if we held everyone accountable for racist comments made in the last forty years, particularly southerners, there would be nobody untainted.
Sponsors are beginning to treat Deen as a disease and have been bailing on her. Naturally Deen is an easy target for righteous indignation, and people have been stepping forward with great pomposity lecturing about the evils of racial abuse.
Give me a break!!
Paula Deen is as harmless as a teddy-bear. She admitted to something nearly EVERYONE probably has done one time or another in some capacity, and for crying out loud…we are talking FORTY YEARS AGO!!
Deen was contrite, wounded, apologetic, and humble and still the pontificating blowhards are demanding more from her as if she is guilty of the greatest crime in human history. What needs to be done is to accept her apology, forgive her, and move on. The axe grinding against her is just ludicrous.
There have been much worse things said, there have been much worse things done, and there are real racial issues that should be addressed going on right now….not over blowing words said forty years ago.
The media has been absolutely merciless against Deen. One would believe the N-word must have been uttered just last night with all the hoopla being generated. It is a very insufferable standard to implement for being as old as the offense was.
Many white Americans still have a guilt complex regarding the evils of racial prejudice from years ago. Being tainted with accusations of racism against blacks in particular is a very shameful status to the majority of white people. To a woman as Deen, it is a devastating feeling to think that many people now believe she is a racist.
Fortunately not everyone is throwing Deen under the bus and they have come out to support Deen in her moment of trouble. That is a brave thing to do since accusations can be easily leveled against anyone coming to Deen’s support.
This writer supports her and believes others should stop all the political posturing and feigned fury and forgive her since Deen asked for it.
It would be the decent or Christian thing to do.