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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

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    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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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Do we really need another thread about how persecuted the poor Conservatives are?


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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    It appears that Ms. Deen's reputation and future have been destroyed by this incident, a result which seems a little out of proportion to the incident, considering that she used a word that many black people use all the time in reference to each other, both in casual conversation and popular songs.

    How big a victory and for whom this might be is questionable. Some white employers will now not hire blacks because they will fear the same thing might happen to them if they make a mistake of this nature. Those employers may fear hiring a black person is giving control over their own future to the discretion of that prospective employee, which is what appears to have happened in this case. Other white employers will feel sympathy for Ms. Deen and not hire blacks out of resentment of the huge consequences that befell someone that isn't really an evil or immoral person by any generally accepted traditional standards of immorality or evil.

    Certainly no one would endorse her saying what she did, however it is difficult to see that there are any actual winners here now. Everybody is mad and the race relations status quo is even worse.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It appears that Ms. Deen's reputation and future have been destroyed by this incident, a result which seems a little out of proportion to the incident, considering that she used a word that many black people use all the time in reference to each other, both in casual conversation and popular songs.

    How big a victory and for whom this might be is questionable. Some white employers will now not hire blacks because they will fear the same thing might happen to them if they make a mistake of this nature. Those employers may fear hiring a black person is giving control over their own future to the discretion of that prospective employee, which is what appears to have happened in this case. Other white employers will feel sympathy for Ms. Deen and not hire blacks out of resentment of the huge consequences that befell someone that isn't really an evil or immoral person by any generally accepted traditional standards of immorality or evil.

    Certainly no one would endorse her saying what she did, however it is difficult to see that there are any actual winners here now. Everybody is mad and the race relations status quo is even worse.
    That is ridiculous. As a white person, I would no more not hire a black person over this, than any other reason. I would hire the best person - as I always have - and color has nothing to do with it.

    As far as employers not hiring because they are afraid of lawsuits by black people if they hear this word, well there's a simple fix for that. DON'T SAY THE ****ING WORD!!!!! It's not rocket science. Sheesh, people - I was born and raised in the Deep, Deep South, and I don't say the word. I was raised in an environment where this word was thrown around all the time, to the point where my father wouldn't allow my best friend to eat out of his dishes because she was black. I rose above the bull**** racism that I was raised around, and if I can do it, anybody can.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Some white employers will now not hire blacks because they will fear the same thing might happen to them if they make a mistake of this nature.
    The only employers who aren't going to hire blacks after this situation weren't hiring blacks anyway, LOL. And, in time, many of them will be sued for discrimination so good for them, I guess? LOL

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Ray410 might be on to something. If someone wanted to take me through the laundry for saying a word some years ago, I, personally, would avoid them like the plague.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Ray410 might be on to something. If someone wanted to take me through the laundry for saying a word some years ago, I, personally, would avoid them like the plague.
    Ray isn't just talking about avoiding specific people. Ray is talking about avoiding all black people. Interesting that you would like his post and then verbally back him on that.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It appears that Ms. Deen's reputation and future have been destroyed by this incident, a result which seems a little out of proportion to the incident, considering that she used a word that many black people use all the time in reference to each other, both in casual conversation and popular songs.

    How big a victory and for whom this might be is questionable. Some white employers will now not hire blacks because they will fear the same thing might happen to them if they make a mistake of this nature. Those employers may fear hiring a black person is giving control over their own future to the discretion of that prospective employee, which is what appears to have happened in this case. Other white employers will feel sympathy for Ms. Deen and not hire blacks out of resentment of the huge consequences that befell someone that isn't really an evil or immoral person by any generally accepted traditional standards of immorality or evil.

    Certainly no one would endorse her saying what she did, however it is difficult to see that there are any actual winners here now. Everybody is mad and the race relations status quo is even worse.


    Racists were never going to hire an African American anyway.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Do we really need another thread about how persecuted the poor Conservatives are?
    I thought this was about some cooking show host, not conservatives.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It appears that Ms. Deen's reputation and future have been destroyed by this incident, a result which seems a little out of proportion to the incident, considering that she used a word that many black people use all the time in reference to each other, both in casual conversation and popular songs.

    How big a victory and for whom this might be is questionable. Some white employers will now not hire blacks because they will fear the same thing might happen to them if they make a mistake of this nature. Those employers may fear hiring a black person is giving control over their own future to the discretion of that prospective employee, which is what appears to have happened in this case. Other white employers will feel sympathy for Ms. Deen and not hire blacks out of resentment of the huge consequences that befell someone that isn't really an evil or immoral person by any generally accepted traditional standards of immorality or evil.

    Certainly no one would endorse her saying what she did, however it is difficult to see that there are any actual winners here now. Everybody is mad and the race relations status quo is even worse.

    The person who filed the lawsuit is white. It is illegal to hire based upon race alone.

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