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Columbus, OH

#258 Jun 28, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
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Honey, I truly believe this is the most inane comment I have ever posted. Hard for me to do, but I succeeded.
Good gravy
Agreed

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#259 Jun 28, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
It's actually not funny. Obesity is seriously class linked and a serious health risk.
I'm more than a bit of a jerk for having a giggle at that.
(and even worse for the giggle I had at the restaurant being a buffet)
Class linked, huh? Like Jerrold Nadler, Aretha Franklin, Chris Christie and Oprah Winfrey?

“Meh.”

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#260 Jun 28, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Class linked, huh? Like Jerrold Nadler, Aretha Franklin, Chris Christie and Oprah Winfrey?
Huh, I wouldn't have thought we would have more than one person on here who needed to have the phrase "to be linked to" explained.

So, here we go.

For two states to be linked, there needs to exist a trend that correlates the incidence of one with the other.

Let's say, for example, that smoking is linked to lung cancer.

By saying this, we're really saying that there is a trend showing that lung cancer is going to be more common in individuals who smoke.

But does this mean that lung cancer is limited to smokers?

Of course not.

The phrase is linked to is designed to show a correlation, not a self-limiting absolute state.

Looking at our example again, you could sum smoking's link to lung cancer by saying: Smoking is linked to lung cancer. This means that there is a positive correlation between smoking and lung cancer but does not mean that lung cancer is limited to smokers.

Let's do the next few together:

Education is linked to professional achievement. This means that there is a ________ correlation between education and _________. But this does not mean that education is the only determining factor in __________

Obesity has been linked to diabetes. This means that __________ between _________ and _______. This does not mean that all people with _________ are ________.

And the last one, all on your own!

Obesity has been linked to class and income.
__________
__________

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#261 Jun 28, 2013
Internet backlash was fierce and pointed, and at least six of Deen’s major sources of revenue - the Food Network, Walmart, Caesars Entertainment, Home Depot, Novo Nordisk and Smithfield Foods - have cut ties with her and condemned her words. Although many fans have gone out of their way to express support for her online and at her flagship restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, Deen apologized in online videos and in a teary appearance on the Today Show.

But some African-American food and culture scholars find it’s what Deen didn’t say that’s the bitterest pill to swallow. They claim that she has profited off the culinary legacy of African Americans, a group she’s repeatedly failed to credit in her cookbooks or on her television shows. Their contributions to American cuisine are often marginalized in the food world, despite having introduced rice cultivation techniques to the South, along with watermelon, okra, chile peppers and other foods that were already part of the African palate. Representatives for Deen weren’t immediately available to comment on the issue.

In the wake of the controversy, pre-orders for Deen’s cookbook are red-hot, but some feel frozen out.

“We’re burned by this,” says writer and image activist Michaela Angela Davis.“Why does she get all the money and fame around the food that our ancestors created and sweated over?”

Davis argues that minimizing the role of the African-American culture’s contributions to Southern cooking isn’t unique to Deen, but fallout from a cultural system that needed to dehumanize slaves to keep the status quo.“Completely divorcing us from our history, our cuisine, our languages - that's just all par for the course. You can't let people have pride and then have them be your slaves.”

“animis opibusque parati”

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#262 Jun 28, 2013
tranpsosition wrote:
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Obesity has been linked to class and income.
Fat-phobic bigot.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#263 Jun 28, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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You are on the wrong thread, Obesity a disease, among democrats!
Those people in that line in Savannah are not democrats... I can assure you of that.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#264 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
Internet backlash was fierce and pointed, and at least six of Deen’s major sources of revenue - the Food Network, Walmart, Caesars Entertainment, Home Depot, Novo Nordisk and Smithfield Foods - have cut ties with her and condemned her words. Although many fans have gone out of their way to express support for her online and at her flagship restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, Deen apologized in online videos and in a teary appearance on the Today Show.
But some African-American food and culture scholars find it’s what Deen didn’t say that’s the bitterest pill to swallow. They claim that she has profited off the culinary legacy of African Americans, a group she’s repeatedly failed to credit in her cookbooks or on her television shows. Their contributions to American cuisine are often marginalized in the food world, despite having introduced rice cultivation techniques to the South, along with watermelon, okra, chile peppers and other foods that were already part of the African palate. Representatives for Deen weren’t immediately available to comment on the issue.
In the wake of the controversy, pre-orders for Deen’s cookbook are red-hot, but some feel frozen out.
“We’re burned by this,” says writer and image activist Michaela Angela Davis.“Why does she get all the money and fame around the food that our ancestors created and sweated over?”
Davis argues that minimizing the role of the African-American culture’s contributions to Southern cooking isn’t unique to Deen, but fallout from a cultural system that needed to dehumanize slaves to keep the status quo.“Completely divorcing us from our history, our cuisine, our languages - that's just all par for the course. You can't let people have pride and then have them be your slaves.”
So blacks are ultimately responsible for the success of a single mother who built her multimillion-dollar cuisine enterprise from the ground up...first delivering paper-bag lunches from her home to customers via her two young sons?

What a hoot.

If much of black America had the initiative and work ethic shown by Paula Deen, they could be just as successful. Instead, they want to claim her success as her own...because their ancestors planted and cooked rice.

Why don't they plant and cook some?

Freakin' amazing.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#265 Jun 28, 2013
edit:...they want to claim her success as THEIR own...

WiseAmerican's post may be the lamest post I've ever read in my time on Topix.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#266 Jun 28, 2013
There's more:

Culinary historian Michael Twitty agrees.“Our ancestors were not tertiary to the story of Southern food,” he says.“Whenever our role is minimized to just being passive participants or just the ‘help,’ it becomes a strike against culinary justice.”

“Paula Deen once did hoecake on her show and never once mentioned that this was the hardtack and daily bread of enslaved people,” he adds. So were,“gumbo, okra soup, red rice, fried chicken, black eyed peas, various greens, sweet potatoes, boiled peanuts, cala, jambalaya, hot sauce, barbecue, the list goes on.”

In Deen’s autobiography,“It Ain’t All About the Cookin’,” Deen touches on her dealings with the African-American community in her hometown, saying,“None of us were strangers to the black community, although they seemed to live their lives and we lived ours. I would say we lived a pretty unexamined life in terms of politics or civil rights."

Perhaps if Deen were just “a cook” and not “the Charles Barkley of food,” as Syracuse University scholar Boyce Watkins argued in a discussion with Davis on CNN’s AC360, that lack of context around her food would be understandable and even acceptable. But as Davis pointed out,“She’s a brand.”

Again, here's another example of how whites have taken advantage of a skill and the experiences of Blacks who never get the credit or recognition for their inventions and contributions. But you can bet your last dollar that a bigot/racist will post some FBI stat on black male crimes and: incarceration percentages.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#267 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
There's more:
Culinary historian Michael Twitty agrees.“Our ancestors were not tertiary to the story of Southern food,” he says.“Whenever our role is minimized to just being passive participants or just the ‘help,’ it becomes a strike against culinary justice.”
A bunch of sanctimonious whining.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#268 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
There's more:
But you can bet your last dollar that a bigot/racist will post some FBI stat on black male crimes and: incarceration percentages.
Because the stats don't like. Blacks are more criminal than whites.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#269 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
There's more:
Culinary historian Michael Twitty agrees.“Our ancestors were not tertiary to the story of Southern food,” he says.“Whenever our role is minimized to just being passive participants or just the ‘help,’ it becomes a strike against culinary justice.”
“Paula Deen once did hoecake on her show and never once mentioned that this was the hardtack and daily bread of enslaved people,” he adds. So were,“gumbo, okra soup, red rice, fried chicken, black eyed peas, various greens, sweet potatoes, boiled peanuts, cala, jambalaya, hot sauce, barbecue, the list goes on.”
In Deen’s autobiography,“It Ain’t All About the Cookin’,” Deen touches on her dealings with the African-American community in her hometown, saying,“None of us were strangers to the black community, although they seemed to live their lives and we lived ours. I would say we lived a pretty unexamined life in terms of politics or civil rights."
Perhaps if Deen were just “a cook” and not “the Charles Barkley of food,” as Syracuse University scholar Boyce Watkins argued in a discussion with Davis on CNN’s AC360, that lack of context around her food would be understandable and even acceptable. But as Davis pointed out,“She’s a brand.”
Again, here's another example of how whites have taken advantage of a skill and the experiences of Blacks who never get the credit or recognition for their inventions and contributions. But you can bet your last dollar that a bigot/racist will post some FBI stat on black male crimes and: incarceration percentages.
I suggest these folks do something other than play perpetual victim.
They'd be amazed at the results.
Pathetic.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#270 Jun 28, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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So blacks are ultimately responsible for the success of a single mother who built her multimillion-dollar cuisine enterprise from the ground up...first delivering paper-bag lunches from her home to customers via her two young sons?
What a hoot.
If much of black America had the initiative and work ethic shown by Paula Deen, they could be just as successful. Instead, they want to claim her success as her own...because their ancestors planted and cooked rice.
Why don't they plant and cook some?
Freakin' amazing.
There would be no Paula Deen "southern cooking" if not for the type of foods she's hustling on her show and in her restaurants!!!! Like you posted her single fat ass would've still been making bologna sandwiches delivered in brown paper bags! "Southern Cooking" is a term for Black people's food...fried crispy chicken, greens, corn bread, potato salad, hot peppers, hot sauce, cobbler, black eyed peas, grits, hoecake, johnny cake, flap jacks, gumbo, jambalaya, and 99% of what fat Paula pushes in her cook book.

You bigots know it's true, that's why you use foods such as "fried chicken, watermelon, collards" in thinking you're denigrating Black people.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#272 Jun 28, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Because the stats don't like. Blacks are more criminal than whites.
The stats are biased! Blacks are more likely to be charged and convicted by eager white prosecutors and judges. Then there's the prison for profit industrial complex. Your boy Governor Kasich can attest to that. No slap on the wrist probation and drug treatment like suburban white teens would get. Blacks go straight to jail, don't pass GO, and must pay, not collect, 200 dollars. The justice system is institutionally racist. Every study has proven it.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#274 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
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..."Southern Cooking" is a term for Black people's food...
And a white person excels at it and turned her skills into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.

Think on that.

***

Further, would it make sense for me to claim that basketball is a white man's game, and blacks shouldn't profit from it?

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#276 Jun 28, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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I suggest these folks do something other than play perpetual victim.
They'd be amazed at the results.
Pathetic.
How did fat white Paula get a deal cooking "black food" or food that is desirable to black people's palate? What makes her country ass so special? Blacks are still not treated as equal when it comes to contracts and TV show deals. Face it, it's a white man's system and whites overwhelmingly enjoy the fruits thereof!

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#277 Jun 28, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
And a white person excels at it and turned her skills into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
Think on that.
***
Further, would it make sense for me to claim that basketball is a white man's game, and blacks shouldn't profit from it?
That's a stupid comparison.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#278 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> How did fat white Paula get a deal cooking "black food" or food that is desirable to black people's palate? What makes her country ass so special? Blacks are still not treated as equal when it comes to contracts and TV show deals. Face it, it's a white man's system and whites overwhelmingly enjoy the fruits thereof!
You are the portrait of ignorance.

http://madamenoire.com/62078/whats-cooking-to...

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#279 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Face it, it's a white man's system and whites overwhelmingly enjoy the fruits thereof!
Then why don't you go to

-Nigeria
-South Africa
-Haiti

And enjoy the black man's system!

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#280 Jun 28, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> How did fat white Paula get a deal cooking "black food" or food that is desirable to black people's palate? What makes her country ass so special? Blacks are still not treated as equal when it comes to contracts and TV show deals. Face it, it's a white man's system and whites overwhelmingly enjoy the fruits thereof!
13% of the population is ridiculously overrepresented in the entertainment industry and you still cry...

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