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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I don't like to control people or tell them what to say but I guess you do.
    There's a difference between "controlling people" and letting people know that you don't tolerate racism. It sounds like you're just tolerating racism under the guise of "not wanting to control people."

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    There's a difference between "controlling people" and letting people know that you don't tolerate racism. It sounds like you're just tolerating racism under the guise of "not wanting to control people."
    LOL - morality police! She cooks food. Unhealthy but tasty food.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - morality police! She cooks food. Unhealthy but tasty food.
    Why dont you like morality?

    I dont hang around the immoral or racist.

    Birds of a feather and all.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    No some people want to be able to say N... and use the white slur and say but blacks or so and so use that so I should be able to use racial slurs.

    Some people really like using the N word and use it as often as possible.

    1) I'm not sure it benefits anyone to act as if the often cited "blacks use Nigga and Nigger" has any relation to the "n-word" debate. They are discussing two absolutely different contexts of use. With the later merely repeating a word, without intent to offend, belittle, or attack anyone

    2) the posts I am commenting on talked about the differences between honky and nigger. Surely more than a valid point, but I really don't find racism acceptable in any context.

    Understandable at times? Sure. Like I can understand why an old CR activist might be racist towards whites, or a woman that was ganged raped by mexicans might generalize those feelings, and why McCain has been known for less than polite references towards the Vietnamese people.

    I still wouldn't consider it acceptable, though

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Who's controlling them? I dont care what they do but i wont associate myself with people like that. I have many black friends and wouldnt be a very good friend if I sat around and encouraged people to use racist slurs etc. Its also not the kind of people I would want my children to be around.
    What are you talking about?

    Pardon me if I don't disown my family because I can't control what they say but I sure as hell don't encourage it. Like you've never associated with someone who used a racial slur, not believable. My grandmother was half Native American and I don't call people pale face or care if they slap their lips and say "woo woo woo". It takes a little bit more for me to get fed up enough to match the punishment with the crime. Fighting intolerance with more intolerance is dumb.

    One poster called Indians "savage animals" and that I spoke up against but what my family and Paula Deen said are from ignorant opinions, not trying to be pure nasty. If my sister and her moron husband start saying "hang N's", wear hoods or burn crosses, then I'll disassociate myself from them but otherwise no laws are being broken. I hear slurs against races, handicap people, LGBT's and political parties everyday. Don't like it, don't encourage it but don't run from it either.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    There's a difference between "controlling people" and letting people know that you don't tolerate racism. It sounds like you're just tolerating racism under the guise of "not wanting to control people."

    Don't tolerate? Who the hell am I to tell people what I find tolerable if they're not impinging on my rights? I'll say it again fighting intolerance with more intolerance is hypocritical.

    People have a right to freedom of expression even when you don't agree or we'd all have to be of a mob mentality.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Don't tolerate? Who the hell am I to tell people what I find tolerable if they're not impinging on my rights? I'll say it again fighting intolerance with more intolerance is hypocritical.

    People have a right to freedom of expression even when you don't agree or we'd all have to be of a mob mentality.

    Well when you hang out with racists people will assume your ine too. The reason is because if you hang around racists you usually are one yourself.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Why dont you like morality?

    I dont hang around the immoral or racist.

    Birds of a feather and all.
    Whenever one feels that his moral standing is superior, I would say that he needs to look a little closer.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - morality police! She cooks food. Unhealthy but tasty food.
    can she can still cook food just not for the food network as they dont want her representing their company which is their choice.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Whenever one feels that his moral standing is superior, I would say that he needs to look a little closer.
    I just did and yes I am sure racism is immoral.

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