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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima - Yahoo! TV



    Conservatives: She isn't racist.
    Liberals: Of course she's racist.
    Libertarians: You don't have to work for her if she's racist.
    Independents (with Conservative lean): This isn't racist because she asked nicely.
    Independents (with Liberal lean): You guys kidding right?
    Other & Unknown: Unintelligible post.
    Zyphlin: 6,300 word essay.

    I did enjoy Fox News' take on this.



    I genuinely did. They basically hammer out what is so wrong with this entire situation. The problem isn't so much her use of racial epitaphs. It's the entire culture which she allowed to exist in her place. Porn at the work place? Racial attacks? Homophobic remarks? If your boss is willing to use racial epitaphs, have plantation styled weddings, dress her workers as Aunt Jemima, that's not something which stops 20 years ago unless a person can show a track record of having changed. Paula Deen just seems to have been doing the same **** for 20 years and hoping nobody caught on.

    The Food Network did what any business would and should do with people like this. Let them cater to racists if they want on their own platform, works for Glenn Beck.
    I honestly am not offended. She was just thinking she was having a little fun playing with theatrics. I'm sure it was all couched in what she thought was humor. Nobody got whipped, branded, got their foot chopped off, had their children taken away for life never to be seen or heard from again, raped and held as sex slaves, prohibited from learning how to read or forced to pick cotton often in summer heatwaves so somebody else could live a life of abundance. And she has apologized. Poor lady!

    I do like this part though:

    Conservatives: She isn't racist.
    Liberals: Of course she's racist.
    Libertarians: You don't have to work for her if she's racist.
    Independents (with Conservative lean): This isn't racist because she asked nicely.
    Independents (with Liberal lean): You guys kidding right?
    Other & Unknown: Unintelligible post.
    Zyphlin: 6,300 word essay.


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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I honestly am not offended. She was just thinking she was having a little fun playing with theatrics. I'm sure it was all couched in what she thought was humor. Nobody got whipped, branded, got their foot chopped off, had their children taken away for life never to be seen or heard from again, raped and held as sex slaves, prohibited from learning how to read or forced to pick cotton often in summer heatwaves so somebody else could live a life of abundance. And she has apologized. Poor lady!

    I do like this part though:

    Conservatives: She isn't racist.
    Liberals: Of course she's racist.
    Libertarians: You don't have to work for her if she's racist.
    Independents (with Conservative lean): This isn't racist because she asked nicely.
    Independents (with Liberal lean): You guys kidding right?
    Other & Unknown: Unintelligible post.
    Zyphlin: 6,300 word essay.


    Oh Yeah because nothing says funny like recreating slavery. Is her next restaurant going to be a Holocaust themed restaurant???? Let's see, she payed her black employees less then the white employees. She used racial epithets. She had and antebellum themed wedding for her son. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck you guys want me to believe it is daffy duck???? There is a pattern here folks...a pretty obvious one.

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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    Oh Yeah because nothing says funny like recreating slavery. Is her next restaurant going to be a Holocaust themed restaurant???? Let's see, she payed her black employees less then the white employees. She used racial epithets. She had and antebellum themed wedding for her son. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck you guys want me to believe it is daffy duck???? There is a pattern here folks...a pretty obvious one.
    ... Daffy Duck is... a duck....
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    There is a pattern here folks...a pretty obvious one.
    He's african american and largely centrist in his political views.

    But have these allegations been corroborated yet? Last I heard, the only person making the accusation is the one filing suit

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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... Daffy Duck is... a duck....
    Dude it is a cartoon not a duck...really?

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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    He's african american and largely centrist in his political views.

    But have these allegations been corroborated yet? Last I heard, the only person making the accusation is the one filing suit
    Most of the racist allegations have been corroborated by more than just the person making the accusation. The sexual stuff has not. The embelzzement of over 30K by her brother is a proven fact. There is nothing to indicate that the accuser is embelishing or outright lying.

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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    Are you effing kidding me??? Are you actually equalizing a restaurant with skantily clad women and trying to capitalize on antebellum "traditions" and "attitudes?" Are you really saying that people can be hyper-sensitized to the systematic, kidnapping, enforced slavery of an their entire race with a fashion statement like a mini-skirt????? Who exactly is "relative-izing" (if such a word even exists in this argument). Paula Deen is not just guilty of using the "N" word. She fostered a culture in her business establishment that fostered racism and racist ideals. The only ones hyper sensitive to that are the neo-confederates.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa...turn that Self Righteous bus over to the side of the Pretentious Turnpike, would ya? Are you going to bald face lie and say you've NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (never?) NEVER used as racial slur in your life? If the answer to that question is anything but "YES I HAVE used a racial slur before", than this conversation is over. Because your lack of intellectual honesty would be so appalling I'd have to turn off my computer, shout "The Flemish Caps!!" and dive off my terrace, head first into my neighbor's pool to clean myself of such filth...

    1. The man makes the clothes the clothes don't make the man.
    2. Exploitation is exploitation. Your opinion is what makes the value, the outrage, astonishment, or acceptance -- relative.
    3. Even if what you say is true, which I doubt it is, but let's just say it's true, as ugly as it is, a person has a right to be as racist as they want to be in a private capacity i.e. non governmental. So sayeth FREEDOM.

    (I'm also glad to see you minimizing and thereby quasi-supporting the insulting way we objectify women in today's society, good to know...)

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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    Dude it is a cartoon not a duck...really?
    It's a cartoon duck though... essentially, I just wanted to say - it was the worst kind of butchered saying.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    He's african american and largely centrist in his political views.

    But have these allegations been corroborated yet? Last I heard, the only person making the accusation is the one filing suit
    Me? Or smb?
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Me? Or smb?
    Smeogal. I thought his last line was about white conservatives disagreeing with him, but looking back, I'm pretty sure I misinterpreted it

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