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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    I don't blame The Food Network for trying to protect their image but you've got to wonder what's wrong with them?

    They've been pushing personalities over quality cooking shows for awhile now. When you promote image over substance you end up with shallow programming and non-entertaining themes.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I don't blame The Food Network for trying to protect their image but you've got to wonder what's wrong with them?

    They've been pushing personalities over quality cooking shows for awhile now. When you promote image over substance you end up with shallow programming and non-entertaining themes.

    Well i think the chef has to be likeable as a person in order to captivate the auidence. I wouldn't buy a cook book endorsed by the KKK just because they made good steaks.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Well i think the chef has to be likeable as a person in order to captivate the auidence. I wouldn't buy a cook book endorsed by the KKK just because they made good steaks.
    You might if they made thee best steaks.

    Too much importance is put on appearances in today's environment.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You might if they made thee best steaks.

    Too much importance is put on appearances in today's environment.
    Would you eat at a kkk steakhouse?

    Too little ethics in today's society.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Paula Deen Fired: Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal

    Gwyneth Paltrow used the word niggas'. Robert Byrd was a KKK member and used the word 'nigger'. Paula Deen used he word 'nigger' in her past and she got fired. Gwyneth is doing just fine and Robert Byrd was fondly remembered by Bill Clinton.
    I've never heard of Paula Deen, and I don't know why I should care about her career in particular in the scope of the millions of careers in the US. To me she's a faceless, nameless anon who lost her job like thousands of other people today. Suck it up Paula Deen, whoever you are. Life goes on.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I've never heard of Paula Deen, and I don't know why I should care about her career in particular in the scope of the millions of careers in the US. To me she's a faceless, nameless anon who lost her job like thousands of other people today. Suck it up Paula Deen, whoever you are. Life goes on.
    Well, to be fair. In losing her job, many other people lost theirs too.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Black people call each other niggers too..so what's the difference..

    The word ''Nigger'' derived from Italian meaning black..
    Exactly. 'Nigger' means black, and that's why it's ok for blacks to say it but not other races. Black people, by virtue of being black, have an inherent legitimacy to use the word where non-blacks cannot, because they are not black. When a Black person says 'nigger' to another Black person, they are pointing out a likeness between them, bringing them closer. When a White person says 'nigger' to a black person, they are pointing out a difference between them, pushing them away. All instances of anyone using the word in any context boil down to that: is the speaker pointing out a likeness, or a difference.

    This is not a double standard but a universal rule which applies to any attribute the speaker of the word personally possesses. Gays can call each-other fag and that is in no way offensive because it's a term of endearment pointing out a likeness, but if a hetero says it, that's pointing out a difference, so that's rude.

    We generally only see exceptions to this rule among close friends where the issue of race has been transcended.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Exactly. 'Nigger' means black, and that's why it's ok for blacks to say it but not other races. Black people, by virtue of being black, have an inherent legitimacy to use the word where non-blacks cannot, because they are not black. When a Black person says 'nigger' to another Black person, they are pointing out a likeness between them, bringing them closer. When a White person says 'nigger' to a black person, they are pointing out a difference between them, pushing them away. All instances of anyone using the word in any context boil down to that: is the speaker pointing out a likeness, or a difference.

    This is not a double standard but a universal rule which applies to any attribute the speaker of the word personally possesses. Gays can call each-other fag and that is in no way offensive because it's a term of endearment pointing out a likeness, but if a hetero says it, that's pointing out a difference, so that's rude.

    We generally only see exceptions to this rule among close friends where the issue of race has been transcended.
    That is absolutely preposterous. If you allow the use of the word nigger by some in a certain context, not allowing its use in the same benign context in other races is racism.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    That is absolutely preposterous. If you allow the use of the word nigger by some in a certain context, not allowing its use in the same benign context in other races is racism.
    Oh well. Deal with it.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Oh well. Deal with it.
    People of all walks of life will use the word nigger if it is considered acceptable to do so under certain circumstances. Deal with that!

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