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So what DID she mean?

June 26, 2013 - Theresa Proudfit
My co-worker Lisa Reed just put up a blog entitled "Paula Deen didn’t mean it". Discussing The Food Network's decision not to renew Deen's cooking show because she used "the N-word". The southern cook whose popular show has millions of followers spoke with Matt Lauer on The Today show this morning.

Her defense, "she used the ‘N-word’ just once and that was “a world ago – 30 years ago” – when a black man at a bank where she was working put a gun to her head."

So had it been a white man with a gun to her head she would of called him a honky or a cracker? She testified in court that she did use the word. I sincerely doubt it was a one time thing.

Okay am I not writing this blog to judge Deen as a person or to start a debate with a co-worker, but come on Lisa, what exactly did she mean then?

Paula Deen works on a very popular cooking show and the Food Network should question the moral fiber of their talent.

Deen said “Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No.”

She also said “I believe that … every one of God’s creatures was created equal. I believe that everyone should be treated equal. That’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life.”

Really? I'm skeptical.

There is good and bad in every person and in every race. But using derogatory language towards another individual of a different race is going to be seen as racism. Even if she "didn't mean it".



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