On Paula Deen and the N Word

So yeah. I defended Paula Deen before I had all of the facts. I was traveling, so what? Now that I’ve read up on her comments, have mercy!!!

Via the Daily Beast:

2. She really wanted to stage that Southern plantation-style wedding. But she didn’t because the media wouldn’t understand.
Jackson said she was put in charge of arrangements for Bubba’s wedding, which Deen apparently said she wanted to have a “true Southern plantation-style theme.” What, pray tell, does that mean? “Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n—-rs to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts, and black bow-ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around,” Deen reportedly elaborated. Alas, the wedding Deen envisioned never came to be. “We can’t do that because the media would be on me about that,” she reportedly told Jackson. In her testimony, Deen said that she actually was referencing the “beautiful white jackets with a black bow-tie” she saw the wait staff of “middle-aged black men” wearing at a restaurant she visited “in Tennessee or North Carolina or somewhere.”

This chick is a crazy whacked out racist bitty. Food Network was right to non renew her. It’s just too bad they didn’t look into her a bit more closely eh? But guess what y’all?!

She’s a Democrat. Betcha that little old juicy detail won’t be trumpeted by the media.

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    Desiree 22 June, 2013 at 07:44 Reply

    via the DAILY BEAST…consider that source…sorry, I must disagree with you, but I totally stand with you on all of your political views. Keep up the fight!

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    Bill Gibson 22 June, 2013 at 07:47 Reply

    African-Americans, Blacks, or People of Color, or whatever they choose to be this week frequently refer to one another as “nigger”! Redd Fox as Fred Sanford on TV had a line “That nigger is crazy”..So the only time it bothers the Black folks is when a “honky”, “whitie”, “cracker”, and other names they call us white people is when we use nigger word? Political Correctness has just about ruined this land. Whether Paula Deen is on the air any more or not doesn’t bother me,. It’s the reason her bosses are dumping her honky ass! She violated her Freedom of Speech right according to one group of people.

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      StacyOnTheRight 22 June, 2013 at 08:16 Reply

      I already posted on Facebook, which doesn’t show up here that I don’t care if she said nigger 20 years ago. It’s the rest of it that is appalling.

      All of it together is pretty shameful. And I absolutely oppose the use of that word by blacks in a vain attempt to desensitize others to its use. It’s not working very well is it?

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    Jackie 22 June, 2013 at 07:47 Reply

    No her being a die hard democrat will not come out. As soon as I heard the story I looked up her party affiliation and wasn’t surprised at all.

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      StacyOnTheRight 22 June, 2013 at 09:08 Reply

      Does the woman that is suing her have a national tv platform? If so, I’ll rip into her as well. Calling names is wrong period. But two wrongs don’t make a right. Should I go and catalogue every single name called on the face of the planet? Would that make you feel better?

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      Sugar 22 June, 2013 at 09:10 Reply

      The woman who is suing her is white…..It matters when it come from any direction. My opinion is ay whatever the heck you want! It is your freedom and right, but understand and accept the repercussions of what you say…

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    Anne Hogan 22 June, 2013 at 08:47 Reply

    I would have to add that Paula D. simply does not live in the real world – she has no clue that she is racist. This does not mean I agree w/her or that I am defending her – in my opinion she is not very smart, but on the other hand, look where she is today.

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    Jay 22 June, 2013 at 08:55 Reply

    I hope you will be telling us about all the times you used derogative words toward whites, in the past.Please print those names in your post. Also ,do you EVER say the N_____word yourself?Print the answer.
    And no , I am not a Paula fan.I am a far right conservative.
    You seem to be conservative when it serves your purpose. How many race cards do you still have in your deck?
    Please tell us you are a Patriot first and not black first. I am black but not first.

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      StacyOnTheRight 22 June, 2013 at 09:07 Reply

      Jay. You sound angry. Examine who you are angry with and attack them. To answer your questions:

      1. I don’t use derogatory words or racial slurs towards whites. Even in private. It’s low class. (And wrong)
      2. I refuse to use the word nigger, nigga, or any derivative thereof. See #1 for the reason why.
      3. Being a conservative doesn’t mean that I can’t fight ignorance when I see it. This is my blog, therefore, I’ll post what I want. You don’t have to read it or spew your hate here, but since you did, welcome.
      4. I have a ton of race cards. I don’t have to play them, because my intellect offers other avenues with which to engage. Calling out racism isn’t playing the race card. Please educate yourself on what “playing the race card” actually means.

      Your comments belie your assertion that you are a far right conservative.

      And of course you are a troll that sends others here to spam my page with their hate. Which is saved and archived for use later.

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        bob brazill 22 June, 2013 at 11:16 Reply

        watch the movie “Lenny” for a way we should all think about language. I do not allow profanity in my home; but I know that there may be a time and place for it. In general, our culture has in the words of Daniel Patrick Moynahan, (a classic democrat) deviated downward. Words that thirty years ago if used in polite company would promote horror, are now peppered in everyday conversation. Can racial or religious or sexual humor be acceptable? In the right setting amongst open minded people I believe that it can. Remember “Blazing saddles”? Part of the spoof was against racism. Now, the movie’s dialogue is heavily bleeped .

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    StacyOnTheRight 22 June, 2013 at 08:58 Reply

    Anne, you make excellent points. I have never thought her to be high minded or intellectually stimulating, but that wasn’t the point was it? She loves to cook with real fat and I like that. She made food that tasted good and she enjoyed cooking and EATING it in a way that I really identified with. Her personal activities are repugnant, but that can never change how much I enjoyed watching her eat fried mac and cheese and the way she says “buuutah”. That is why she is so wildly successful. Americans are so tired of being told that butter and cheese and cooking and food and just everything are bad and evil. And her furniture line on Joss and Main is so fantastic.

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    Kaye 22 June, 2013 at 09:09 Reply

    Would we be having the same conversations if a black person had said that about a bunch of white Shirley Temple’s dancing around at a black wedding?!?!? I think not!!!! They reference themselves by using the “n” word all the time in their movies, music and conversations, so why is it such a giant big deal now!!! I am not a fan of Paula Dean but we have bigger issues in this world…. This isn’t one of those!!! Move on!!!!

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      Sugar 22 June, 2013 at 09:19 Reply

      Yes we have bigger issues in the country. Unfortunately those issues will ALWAYS be overshadowed by race issues. I am a black female conservative and I will defend Paula Deen’s or anyone else’s right to say what they want. But EVERONE,be they black white or purple need to ready to deal with the repercussions of making unsavory statement. I am appalled that as a business woman Paula Deen wasn’t smart enough to keep such comments out of the work place. But then again it’s her word against the complainant. I keep hearing people ay if the roles were reversed would anyone care?? Well if it bothers you then care and say something, if it doesn’t then don’t. If I’m in a crowd and someone yells “nigger,” i dont turn around because I know they aren’t talking to or about me! Yes, political correctness has killed any hope of an honest conversation about race.

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      Susan SNodgrass 22 June, 2013 at 11:03 Reply

      I agree, Kaye. I hate that word and it should never be used by anyone, black or white, but this would not be happening if a black person used a deragatory word about a white person. We all know that.

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        RICHARD 22 June, 2013 at 14:00 Reply

        Listen to ANYONE under the age of say 25 ( regardless of color) have conversations. * eight out of ten times you will hear the “word”……………………….WORDS ARE JUST WORDS. The problem is, what “meaning” the listener assign to those words.

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          StacyOnTheRight 22 June, 2013 at 14:37 Reply

          Yes. It’s so common to hear young people if all stripes just toss it around. I don’t fault her for using it specifically. It’s the other stuff. There’s a lot wrong going on with Paula.

          And so much right with the cooking!

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    Jimmy Kennedy 22 June, 2013 at 10:10 Reply

    first time visiting your blog stacy. Thank you for being a well informed, and insightful young lady. truly someone that would make a fine role model for our youth. btw is it ok that I called you “young lady” never can tell what’s appropriate anymore 😉

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    TJ Anderson 22 June, 2013 at 10:16 Reply

    Stacy, I am a HUGE fan of yours, and will remain that way even when we disagree on minor things. That said, I must admit that I was a bit miffed that Paula D. got slammed for being open and truthful under oath. She could’ve lied or obfuscated. She didn’t. She’s probably too honest (perhaps stupid?) for her own good. That said, what irritated me greatly was the pervasiveness of double-standards with regard to “offensive behavior.” I watched Obama get a pass for sitting in a radical, racist church for 20 years, absorbing the hate spewed by Jeremiah Wright, Sunday after Sunday. I watched Obama accuse police of acting “stupidly” for arresting his Cambridge professor friend, Louis Gates. I watched him wade into the Zimmerman case by saying if he had had a son, he would’ve looked like (thug) Trayvon Martin. So, it’s NOT just the double-standards applied to the use of racial slurs. It’s double-standards in every way, shape and form when it comes to race and class warfare. Does any of this resonate with you?

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      StacyOnTheRight 22 June, 2013 at 10:54 Reply

      You make excellent points. But two or three or 100 wrongs don’t make a right. I’m glad that she told the truth, but that’s what we are supposed to do under oath.
      I’ve condemned all of the other stuff, but that’s not germane to my posting here. The double standard exists. I’ve pointed it out. It is what it is.

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        TJ Anderson 22 June, 2013 at 12:44 Reply

        Thank you for the thoughtful response. Your thinking is always consistent and positive, which is why your influence is also always consistent and positive.

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    Maggie 22 June, 2013 at 10:19 Reply

    When I was young, my mother would have washed out my mouth with soap and made me apologize if I would have done what Paula Dean did. She probably would be in jail today, but I digress.
    As I grew older and really understood that some words hurt people , I do not use them. Yet two things come to my mind, I have been guilty of telling jokes that may be offensive ,heaven knows I personally have been the brunt of many a blonde jokes, and daily I have to endure remarks by people like Salamishah Tillet, an asst prof at U of Pa who totally insulted me last week because I am against late term abortions. She advised the world I was a “white racist” and was afraid whites would be extinct . This was last week she said this, not years ago, and she did not say she was sorry. I have not seen or read one word about her losing her job or the media going bonkers about this. The people on the panel with her did not obejct, they just sat there.

    Perhaps it is time we got back on track and started to wash out some mouths with soap.

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    TJ Anderson 22 June, 2013 at 10:22 Reply

    Sugar, I think you also summed-up where my head is at. We need completely open dialogue about race, class and where America is being taken. But, I’m afraid we’ve been successfully muzzled into just allowing the “conversation” to be dominated and steered by hard-core Leftists. If that oppression of thought and speech persists, we’re doomed as a multiracial nation.

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    Mina 22 June, 2013 at 10:33 Reply

    I suspect that this is part of the culture she grew up in. My mother and father were a little racist, but I never liked it, and I never used the “N” word. In fact, when I was in High School, my mother and I had a MAJOR falling out over the fact that I chose a black guy who played the piano like no one I had ever seen to accompany me (I played the flute). But, I have many relatives in Eastern N.C. who frequently used to use the “N” word just to identify that they were talking about a black person. It wasn’t necessarily used to demean — that’s just what they called them. A couple years ago or so, a cousin from Eastern NC had posted something about a monkey referring to Obama. I thought it was funny and shared it with a friend — and she jumped all OVER my case. I had had NO idea that the word, “monkey” was a racial slur. I guess I’ve led a sheltered life!! I try to stay away from the racial bigotry as much as possible.

    This is NOT to say Paula Deen has done anything wrong. But, I did want to share with you that part of this may be the result of the culture she grew up in.

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    susansnodgrass 22 June, 2013 at 11:07 Reply

    I hate this word and would never use it at all to anyone. But, we must acknowledge one thing: if this were a black person saying a deragatory word about a white person, would everyone still be up in arms like they are now? I really don’t think so and I’m not being ugly, either. Paula Deen never should have said that word to anyone.

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    Andy Trimble 22 June, 2013 at 11:15 Reply

    to bill – that was Richard Pryor, not Redd Foxx, who had an album called “that nigger’s crazy” but later, Pryor rejected the use of that word, and urged the black community to stop saying it. Using racial epithets is the last bastion of people who cannot speak intelligently.Paula Deen is a typical, liberal, racist, who is obviously not very bright.

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    Andy Trimble 22 June, 2013 at 11:21 Reply

    to Kaye – actually, we don’t have “bigger issues” in this world. This issue is about what Jesus described as the 2nd great commandment. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus came to tell us, and specifically SHOW us that all mankind are God’s creation and deserving of love and respect. Jesus did DIE for all men and women, didn’t he? Peter had a great epiphany when he first saw Gentiles get born again, and he said, “I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons.” Respecting people, regardless of their race and stature in life is a BIG DEAL to God. I suggest we take heed.

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    Ddoor 22 June, 2013 at 11:24 Reply

    Everyone person on this earth has had a racially biased or bigoted thought. Political correctness will never stop this. Ms. Deen made the poor choice to verbalize the ideas and prejudices she was raised with. I liked her in the beginning but over the years thought she had the tendency to “run at the mouth.” She made a mistake and is now paying the price.

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    D 22 June, 2013 at 11:27 Reply

    I’d be willing to bet, God has forgiven her. We all are a product of our environment that we grew up in. Times have changed and we have to make amends for the bad things we do in life. She did that with her apology. You can choose to hate or love. I choose the latter. I will refuse to watch Food Network any longer. Who among all of those people hasn’t done something wrong? But yet they crucify her…why?

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    Phil 22 June, 2013 at 11:35 Reply

    I thought the Michael Richards aka. Kramer incident was more of an emotional breakdown instead of a racist rant. Paula Deen’s incident was truly a racist rant for picking on little kids. Kramer didn’t make any derogatory remarks and racist rants towards black people, he was drunk and people were calling him names and went too far to get back at them by using the n-word.

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    David 22 June, 2013 at 11:57 Reply

    Like you I heard about her network not renewing her contract. I told them they’d lost a viewer because of their political correctness. After your information I will remain a non-viewer not in support of Paula but because I don’t want to support that network of bigoted liberals.
    As I write this I’m listening to you on a Hannity replay of the Black Conservatives. You all are fine folk I’d be proud to know. I’ve admired David Webb for a while since I heard him on Cam & Co. where I first heard you.

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    Vicki Reyna 22 June, 2013 at 12:23 Reply

    Stacy, I, like you, at first defended Paula and felt it unfair that she was being terminated by Food Network because so many other of their shows are pretty offensive like the one with “B****in” in the title plus I am very unhappy with them over their treatment of Gina and Pat Neely. They have moved them around so much their fans can’t keep up with them so I am thinking Food Network doesn’t care about the racism part of it but just do not want bad publicity! I just felt that each of us has said and done things we regret in our past and the fact that she was truthful and it was in the past, maybe everyone should show her some mercy! But after reading some of the other things that apparently have gone on in the restaurant and her family surroundings, it is pretty apparent that this is a current thing to. I grew up in Mississippi during the 60’s and I know that many people just did and said some things that were so wrong because it was just how they grew up. But each of us have a CHOICE no matter how we grew up. We can CHOOSE to do the right thing and each of us know in our heart that calling other people groups by a derogatory name or treating someone different because of the color of their skin is wrong! I was saddened to read some of the things I read that went on in Paula and Bubba’s restaurants and I hope that this incident will cause them to rethink how they view people! I am glad that you brought up the Democrat issue! She actually not only voted for this President but helped him in many areas! One thing I don’t think a lot of people seem to realize….when all of the civil rights issues were playing out in the South…..those in leadership here who were calling in the National Guard and preventing children who happened to be black (I say that because they are children first….all children are children first…..we are all humans who happen to have different skin colors but we start out the same….part of the human family!) from going into schools or churches….all of those Sheriffs and Highway Patrolmen and most all of the Governors, etc were DEMOCRATS!~ When I was growing up I don’t know of any Republican names even on the ballots! When I moved back to Mississippi in 1990, the Democratic Party still was the biggest party in Mississippi. There were few Republican candidates even listed. Today, if I want to vote for my Sheriff and other local offices, I have to vote Democrat in the first voting cycle. Most of those offices in Mississippi are still listed in the Democratic Party even though the person running is definitely a conservative, they don’t change their affiliation with the Democratic Party because that is just the way it has always been!! For those who are black and those up North who think they know everything about the South….THE DEMOCRATS WERE IN POWER DURING ALL OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLENCE, etc perpetrated on the blacks trying to stand up for their freedom!! When Martin Luther King, a godly, true HERO, marched in Grenada, Ms where I live….it was DEMOCRATS who were the people (and Law Enforcement) fighting him and making derogatory remarks against him! NOT REPUBLICANS>>>>>>DEMOCRATS!!!!

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    Carlota 22 June, 2013 at 12:26 Reply

    I did not know that Paula Deen is Democrat if so I won’t defend her any more. While I see nothing wrong with what she said and I think she is not racist for sure she voted for the black president you have there. If someone call me “Latino or Hispanics” I do not feel offended I am and period. I think that we should not be so self-conscious and be proud of who we are.

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    Badger 22 June, 2013 at 12:29 Reply

    And the liberal media has accepted and embraced the pro-porn movement, which Deen and her Bro allowed/promoted in their workplace. Misogynism was once not tolerated by feminists nor the media. Porn degrades women. Period. But the porn loving liberal media did not take exception to the good ol’ boy/girl mentality of this family. (I am guessing they fit right in.) But when Deen’s racist behavior became known, the liberal media canned her…and rightly so. What amazes me is that she was not the nice southern lady everyone thought. Did the liberal media hide her not so clean life/image? How could they not know, working closely with her all these years? She was just another good ol’ girl who had some bucks, personality, and cooking skills. But she was void of the character everyone thought she had. .

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    skye 22 June, 2013 at 13:51 Reply

    I would bet that almost ALL BLACKS have made comments that we, as anglo saxons, do NOT like about us. Name calling us and yelling kkk or some other offensive term and until we as lighter skin ppl say BS, we are not going to take that anymore, this one sided, giant slide effect will continue. We get fired and the name calling blacks move up, u know screw up, move up, bc it’s okay for YOU! NO IT IS NOT OK AND QUIT CALLING US NAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Badger 22 June, 2013 at 16:06 Reply

    Vicki’s comment above was excellent and gives the reality of southern politics, then and now. The late Dem. Senator Robert “KKK” Byrd represents the political culture she describes. But why was Deen…a mysoginistic, racist TV personality with a nasty mouth given so much respect and opportunity as the #1 star on the Food Network? Easy. She was an Obama supporting good ol’ girl who had like values to those around her that made her famous in the TV biz. The suit revealed her and Bubba’s dark side. It also suggests that Deen and her TV lib friends put up with or engaged in racist talk with regularity while tolerating/or even promoting the pro-porn, sexual harassing culture that went on in their business. Liberal Dems are very good at excluding themselves from the same rules they demand others to live under. I am a white male who has tired of all these double standards the Left puts forth. Porn is appealing to men and some women. But it doesn’t make it right. Racist talk, regardless what race it is direct toward is always wrong. The Food Network made the right decision, but only when their hand was forced. And, furthermore, this suggests that to climb the ladder of success the only requirement is that you have an open “love” for Obama and the conflicting twisted agenda he espouses.

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    Alice Martin 22 June, 2013 at 17:25 Reply

    So she made this comment directly to Jackson? That seems suspect, I mean this is a lawsuit, were there any witnesses to the comments? I don’t know that yet. I also find the remark crude, racist and downright ignorant and here comes the but….I don’t trust the daily beast and I want to wait until all the facts are in before calling her racist. I understand in her deposition, when she was asked if she ever used the N word, she replied “yes” when referring to the man who robbed the bank where she worked as a teller, with a gun to her head and it was years ago. She also grew up in the south where she was raised around family who used the word and probably worse. Perhaps, as she stated in her deposition, she has grown over the years and has realized the error of her ways…this may or may not be true. I just don’t know enough about her yet to weigh in. If there are varifiable witnesses to the comments than that’s another story and indeed and she should be fired. Also, let me just interject that I have watched her show a couple of times but find her recipes way too fattening for human consumption.

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    Badger 22 June, 2013 at 18:32 Reply

    It is true. There are a number of presumptions all of us are making about her without having all the facts. What we know, so far, does weigh heavily against Deen. Private and public behavior should be considered here. What we do and say in our own homes is one thing. What we do and say in public is another. Any consumption of porn is not helpful to society (read: especially toward women) at large, imo. But the mild libertarian in me says a legit case for some tolerance on this matter can be made, specifically when it applies to what we do behind closed doors. Furthermore, private freedoms are essential to a free society. However, Deen’s association with this at her business was in the open and negatively affected her employees.

    I don’t see any justification for private racist talk in one’s home. However, again, it is a free country and what we say and do in our own homes or privately among close friends should have little government oversight. Liberty is a basic component to our core beliefs as conservatives and, I believe, represents the Biblical pattern of free will God gives to each person. But it is clear Deen extended her racist talk into the public realm at her business. Adding further harm to her environment and employees. We don’t know all the facts in this case, yet. But what was said and done in private should be treated differently than her public comments or behavior. I am not justifying “darK” behavior privately done. I am just saying it needs to be looked at differently from a legal perspective than public social conduct.

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