Southern Cooking Star Paula Deen Caug...

Southern Cooking Star Paula Deen Caught In Racism Scandal

There are 407 comments on the Silicon Alley Insider story from Jun 19, 2013, titled Southern Cooking Star Paula Deen Caught In Racism Scandal. In it, Silicon Alley Insider reports that:

Southern-cooking Food Network star Paula Deen is currently being sued by the former general manager of her restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Ga.

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Toby

Vancouver, WA

#216 Jun 22, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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yes, the KKK HAS hired "non-white" people in their places of employment. There ARE KKK following supervisors and managers. Those same managers in the end had completely sabotaged that employees character, work references, work ethics, and employment promises. Why don't you KKK followers come out of hiding, create a unified (transparent ) organisation, state your opinions and "facts" for all to see. Let us see all of you, names and faces. sTop blending in with Americans.
Is there any evidence that Paula Deen has every been connected with any supremacist organization, any at all? If so, present it.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#217 Jun 22, 2013
I was invited to this bar (i'm not a bar goi-er) but went anyway to appease another. This place serves southern BBQ along with like music and atmosphere.

One of their regular patrons sat next to me most of the night preaching about how everyone there was different and it was OK. "Everyone is different and no one judges anyone else, and we accept that." I think he was quoting me somewhere probably to get on my good side. Well, later having a discussion about Obama. Well, he obviously does not like Obama. He critisised his leadership and some other things. We never had a change to discuss the "things" because he moved quickly into calling him a "N." This man is Caucasian. Most of the clientel was Caucasian. The bartender did make the statement,"ok, no politics, or anything of the like spoken in here.'(something to that effect.) Anyway, He continued to call Obama the "N." And, was furious and left. No one kicked him out for the night or even later or even 86'd him. I've seen them 86 another because of immature drama at this same place before (I only go there when the same person invites me) The excuse coming from the Caucasian patrons and bartender is that,'he just does that . he just goes on his rampages, that's all.'

That was not considered a rampage. that was racism. And, anyone else minimising it or not calling it what it was is condoning racism and is continuing white privilege. Anyone still having any kind of a relationship with those condoning it, is just as guilty. They did not do their part to eradicate and show the seriousness of racism and hate.

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#218 Jun 22, 2013
Toby wrote:
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I guess you see the worst in everyone, but really it's amazing how you can assume so much racism, but please explain just what convinces you, that she if given the opportunity, would be such a racist. Based on the standard of stigmatizing people as racist that you use, I would assume that every living white person is in all probability a racist and has KKK qualities, that is since the standard of proof is assumptions.
I would base racism on a persons actions not on their possible capabilities. The question is has Deen discriminated against a black employee or treated them as inferior in any way.
If you can't see Paula Deen's error its because you don't want to see it.

It don't mean a fcukin' thing to me whether you do or you don't because I know the score regardless as to how you wanna downplay & deny sh!t.
Toby

Vancouver, WA

#219 Jun 22, 2013
There are plenty of sociopaths that are employers too, and they also hire people of every ethnicity, but how is that relative to Paula Deen? The premise you are presenting is false on many levels, you're premise is something like this, "since racist employers hire blacks, then all employers are racist.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#220 Jun 22, 2013
Justwanttoknow wrote:
The Paula Deen story? I think it is more to it,..I wonder what is the truth behind firing her. Racism? Firing her because she used a racial slur years ago. Can u imagine the board meetings at Food Network? They probably use racial and sexual slurs all of the time,..not just the term "A binder of women",lolol,.. It is obvious she embraces everyone,..she makes it a point in her life,..everyone can see that. I think she must be given or supporting Black Organizations in some way,..if she is,..she is out of there,..I have seen people go down when that happens,..I would love to hear the real reason,..
how could she be supporting AA's by being racist against AA's so obviously? Unless, there is a HUGE market and monies involved and behind the scenes of trying to hurt "non-whites?"
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#221 Jun 22, 2013
Toby wrote:
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Is there any evidence that Paula Deen has every been connected with any supremacist organization, any at all? If so, present it.
why does that bother you?
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#222 Jun 22, 2013
Toby wrote:
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Is there any evidence that Paula Deen has every been connected with any supremacist organization, any at all? If so, present it.
questions are not accusations......white supremacist have ingrained within society that questions ARE accusations.

I asked a question .....I did not state an accusation. I have the freedom to ask that question.

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#223 Jun 22, 2013
Hellur wrote:
Why is everyone taking these allegations against Paula Deen at face value? She only admitted to using the n word sparingly and particularly 25 years ago after being held at gun point by a black man.
Clearly a great majority of blacks in this thread are just as equally guilty of being a so called racist. And don't give me that reactive excuse, get some character and rise above racism. Don't stoop if that's how you truly feel.
Would'nt it be good to know, where this all started?....Who exactly started the outrage over this stupid claim....? I'm old enough to remember seperate washrooms and drinking fountains....are we really gonna blame Paula Deen?.....
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#224 Jun 22, 2013
Toby wrote:
<quoted text>There are plenty of sociopaths that are employers too, and they also hire people of every ethnicity, but how is that relative to Paula Deen? The premise you are presenting is false on many levels, you're premise is something like this, "since racist employers hire blacks, then all employers are racist.
no one connected the dots: sociopaths and Paula Dean. Currently, we are talking about the connection: racism and Paula Dean. It may deemed later that she could be or could not be a sociopath. And, then another thread can be started. But, for now, YOU are the only one trying to connect something that no one else is.
Yes, I said (again): there have been KKK following supervisors and managers who have broken the laws based upon their affiliation with white supremacy, Christian Identity, etc. Now, compare this sentence with yours . We can cut and paste it side by side. And,analyse it if you want to. And, seriously?
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#225 Jun 22, 2013
BTW: if anyone is having difficulty posting on this site because there is a "mismatch in quotes" then make sure your "quotes" "logarithm" has the following pattern EXACTLY ....for now....

At the beginning of the quote:
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At the ending of the quote:
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not all "quotes" are set up for some reason to accurately respond to them. The posts are supposed to auto post with a formula ....but on MANY occasions...this was not the case. So, I now thought I would share this.
Jumper The Wise

Morgantown, KY

#226 Jun 22, 2013
I just read where fans are outraged she was fired.

But I guess a few people that feel self-entitled and want to make an example of trump the people that want to look past the comment.
Toby

Vancouver, WA

#227 Jun 22, 2013
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>If you can't see Paula Deen's error its because you don't want to see it.
It don't mean a fcukin' thing to me whether you do or you don't because I know the score regardless as to how you wanna downplay & deny sh!t.
Making an error 25 years ago and you making analogies with that to the KKK is quite a jump, but if you can't see that, you don't want to. If it doesn't mean a fucking thing to you then why are you so emotional, so thin skinned and temperamental ? By the way you didn't present any evidence that Paula Deen ever went on any racist rant, or any evidence that she has discriminated against any of her employees, until you can, your race card BS is meaningless drivel.
concerned citizen

United States

#228 Jun 22, 2013
RU4 - EEL wrote:
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"She just lost a lot of her predominately black customers"...?
smh
She lost black customers???? I think you're mistaken. None of her restaurants accept food stamps.

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#229 Jun 22, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
I just read where fans are outraged she was fired.
But I guess a few people that feel self-entitled and want to make an example of trump the people that want to look past the comment.
Do you know exactly, what the comment was?

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#230 Jun 22, 2013
Toby wrote:
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Making an error 25 years ago and you making analogies with that to the KKK is quite a jump, but if you can't see that, you don't want to. If it doesn't mean a fucking thing to you then why are you so emotional, so thin skinned and temperamental ? By the way you didn't present any evidence that Paula Deen ever went on any racist rant, or any evidence that she has discriminated against any of her employees, until you can, your race card BS is meaningless drivel.
"Drivel"? Kinda like what you're spewing by refusing to hold Paula Deen accountable for her bullsh!t?

And whether she used the term "n!**ER" 25 years ago or 25 minutes ago, it was an act that reflected something extremely malignant about her character and how she saw those different from her.

The fact that Paula Deen would even attempt to put on a gala and recreate the ambiances of slavery also says much about how she feels about Blacks TODAY...not just how she felt 25 years ago.

So say what you like about my "drivel", I'm not the [email protected][email protected] that's up in here calling himself "Toby" and I'm not the muffcuKKKa that's in denial.

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#231 Jun 22, 2013
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>"Drivel"? Kinda like what you're spewing by refusing to hold Paula Deen accountable for her bullsh!t?

And whether she used the term "n!**ER" 25 years ago or 25 minutes ago, it was an act that reflected something extremely malignant about her character and how she saw those different from her.

The fact that Paula Deen would even attempt to put on a gala and recreate the ambiances of slavery also says much about how she feels about Blacks TODAY...not just how she felt 25 years ago.

So say what you like about my "drivel", I'm not the [email protected][email protected] that's up in here calling himself "Toby" and I'm not the muffcuKKKa that's in denial.
BRAVO, brother Vamp!
Toby

Vancouver, WA

#232 Jun 22, 2013
This all came about when a former employee filed a lawsuit against her and her brother claiming racist slurs and sexual harassment. My first question would be, if Paula Deen is such a blatant racist as Lisa jackson contends why hasn't any of the black employees filed a lawsuit?

Lisa Jackson is white, and she also claims that African-American employees were required to use separate entrances and bathrooms, and that she was forced to watch pornography by Deens brother. Now it would seem to me that if anyone was filing a lawsuit for discrimination it would be the African Americans that worked at that restaurant and was forced to use separate restrooms and entrances.

If it really turns out that all this was true, then the south really has progressed that much. I don't live in the South and have little experience with that culture but separate restrooms in 2013, is that possible?

“Trump --I forgive all sins”

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Since: Mar 11

Columbus Ohio

#233 Jun 22, 2013
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
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"Drivel"? Kinda like what you're spewing by refusing to hold Paula Deen accountable for her bullsh!t?
And whether she used the term "n!**ER" 25 years ago or 25 minutes ago, it was an act that reflected something extremely malignant about her character and how she saw those different from her.
The fact that Paula Deen would even attempt to put on a gala and recreate the ambiances of slavery also says much about how she feels about Blacks TODAY...not just how she felt 25 years ago.
So say what you like about my "drivel", I'm not the [email protected][email protected] that's up in here calling himself "Toby" and I'm not the muffcuKKKa that's in denial.
very good post without a doubt she has been a racist her whole life-born and bred in the south the right atmosphere for racism.Not saying all white southerners are racist...but

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#234 Jun 22, 2013
Harrisson wrote:
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You are a nasty racist, Chakotay. What goes 'round comes 'round.
You'll pay for being so evil and wicked.
You know, I just read his nasty and illiterate retort. The man is mentally ill and deranged, lol. That's frustration seeping through his post, not with me, but himself. People don't realize his greatness or seek his advice, lol. That's why they become uhinged and go on rampages hurting innocent people. All of them, especially the men have been souped up to think they're special and superior. When they discover that they're not, they have to blame someone or some thing. No white man of substance or education would be bothered posting that crap on a website, stalking and harrassing black people 24/7 for years. lol.

Thanks and peace!

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#235 Jun 22, 2013
Toby wrote:
This all came about when a former employee filed a lawsuit against her and her brother claiming racist slurs and sexual harassment. My first question would be, if Paula Deen is such a blatant racist as Lisa jackson contends why hasn't any of the black employees filed a lawsuit?
Lisa Jackson is white, and she also claims that African-American employees were required to use separate entrances and bathrooms, and that she was forced to watch pornography by Deens brother. Now it would seem to me that if anyone was filing a lawsuit for discrimination it would be the African Americans that worked at that restaurant and was forced to use separate restrooms and entrances.
If it really turns out that all this was true, then the south really has progressed that much. I don't live in the South and have little experience with that culture but separate restrooms in 2013, is that possible?
Interesting post. You have a point. One can only assume that the blacks working there didn't want to lose their jobs and kept quiet. I don't know if it's an acceptance of old southern ways or more of a let them stay to themselves and we'll keep to ourselves. Something like forced segregation. You see it all the time. In the work place and n schools. I don't necessarily think it stems from racism but is more likely because you're more comfortable with the people you grew up around with and share similar interests, etc.

Maybe some of them will file a lawsuit since she's as much as admitted to some of the things she's been accused of. They say Karma is a bytch and what goes around comes around. I guess it finally caught up with Paula.

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