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

    The more I read and hear about the Paula Deen scandal the more I think that, while she may not be racist, she certainly has no qualms about crossing the line into racial insensitivity. Dressing black people up as Aunt Jemima or slaves and nostalgic racially segregated entrances and bathrooms for black employees? Normally I would credit such things to ignorance of the symbolism of such things to black people but, having spent her formative years in both the segregated era and civil rights era South, she should know better. If she isn't racist then she sure doesn't mind creating a very convincing illusion of racism.

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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
    Not all of the allegations have been corroborated but most of them (at least the ones I know of) have been
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    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.
    Actually, some of the sexual stuff has been corroborated...by Paula Deens' brother, who is the one who is at the center of many of the accusations.
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    The more I read and hear about the Paula Deen scandal the more I think that, while she may not be racist, she certainly has no qualms about crossing the line into racial insensitivity. Dressing black people up as Aunt Jemima or slaves and nostalgic racially segregated entrances and bathrooms for black employees? Normally I would credit such things to ignorance of the symbolism of such things to black people but, having spent her formative years in both the segregated era and civil rights era South, she should know better. If she isn't racist then she sure doesn't mind creating a very convincing illusion of racism.
    Pretty much.
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Actually, some of the sexual stuff has been corroborated...by Paula Deens' brother, who is the one who is at the center of many of the accusations.
    Paula Deen admitted it herself in the deposition. I read the entire thing, and her excuse, when asked about the pornographic images laying on the table in the office were, "Well, boys will be boys." A lawyer was like, "Do you really think that it was OK that your brother had pornographic images laying on the desk in his office? Does that sound OK to you for that type of material to be in your workplace?" to which she replied, "Well it all depends on who comes in the office, right? Who sees it?" She could not get it through her thick, butter-encrusted skull that it is NOT OK in the workplace, no matter WHO is there. She's thick. Very thick.

    And re: Bubba embezzling $30G from the restaurant. I don't know if it's considered embezzling if Deen knew about it. She funneled $300,000 into the Oyster Shack to keep it afloat.

    The deposition is a very interesting read. I read both Deen's and Jackson's. Took a while, as they were both pretty long, but interesting reading, for sure.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    She funneled $300,000 into the Oyster Shack to keep it afloat.
    They should do a Restaurant Impossible episode based around it. The 'roided out limey guy would go mental if he saw what was going on there, and I'd watch the **** out of that.
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Not involved in it, but affected in some way.

    It's not really meaningful, it's a distraction from trulymeaningful informmation which does have a direct affect on people, but is also kind of boring. Real news doesn't get ratings most of the time.
    It sounds like you're just using your personal preferences as the standard for what "real news" and "meaningful information" are. That's a very weak standard.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Smeogal. I thought his last line was about white conservatives disagreeing with him, but looking back, I'm pretty sure I misinterpreted it
    I'm confused.

    On the Paula Deen matter, I don't think anyone who hasn't physically harmed someone should be permanently defined by regrettable choices they've made when they have apologized and are trying be better people. I believe in forgiveness, redemption and restoration. I think this is a pretty good policy to have since no one on earth is perfect and we never know if we'll be the one who needs forgiveness in the future; maybe not in an identical situation but something else. She has apologized to the people she hurt even in tears. I don't understand why people are refusing to love her through this chapter in her life or help her be the better person she's obviously trying be. I often wonder what Martin Luther King would have done if George Wallace, Bull Connor and others would have gotten on TV and in tears apologized for things they did that in my opinion were far worse than anything Paula Deen did. I'm pretty sure Martin Luther King would have held out his arms, embraced them and graciously accepted their apologies.
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    Re: Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    It sounds like you're just using your personal preferences as the standard for what "real news" and "meaningful information" are. That's a very weak standard.
    No, I'm using the objective standard of whether or not the story actually affects people in some way that makes it "need to know" info. It's highly objective. I'm just as entertained by teh non-stories as everyone else, though. As a football fan, I've sought out info on the Hernandez case. I'm as guilty of the stupidity as anyone else.
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