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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Funny, family was talking about this today, talked about how white people have no rights. Just rolled my eyes, and ate more birthday cake
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    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.

    If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Hasta la vista, Paula Deen.
    I doesn't help when black people think it is perfectly acceptable for them to say it - whenever!

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    It is illegal to hire based upon race alone.
    It's unethical, certainly, but it's only illegal if the applicant can prove it because the employer is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

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    Funny, family was talking about this today, talked about how white people have no rights. Just rolled my eyes, and ate more birthday cake
    Pics or the cake is a lie.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's unethical, certainly, but it's only illegal if the applicant can prove it because the employer is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
    Bottom line - it is illegal. Can you wrap your brain around that one?

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    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.

    If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Hasta la vista, Paula Deen.
    Exactly what crime did she commit?

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Bottom line - it is illegal. Can you wrap your brain around that one?
    The bottom line is you have to prove it. If you cannot prove it, then perhaps the law wasn't actually broken, you just got mad.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Exactly what crime did she commit?
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    I doesn't help when black people think it is perfectly acceptable for them to say it - whenever!
    You're a bit extreme for me in many cases 66 but on this point I would have to agree but for a slightly different reason. There is a huge double standard today when it comes to words like "nigger" and "honky". A white person dares not say the word "nigger" in/out of a work environment for fear of being fired. But i've seen blacks say the word "honky" quite a few times in a few jobs (even at the job) and they were never even reprimanded much less fired.
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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.
    Except this is not what happens. Refer to my last post for the reason why.
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