Paula Deen plays the age card to excu...

Paula Deen plays the age card to excuse using the 'n word'

There are 346 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Paula Deen plays the age card to excuse using the 'n word'. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

"I'm old." More or less, that's the excuse given by reps of celebrity chef Paula Deen on Thursday , to explain her use of the "n word."

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Cat74

United States

#227 Jun 27, 2013
Paula Deen's newest cookbook went from somewhere in the 1500s on last Monday to #18 on the Amazon book list Wednesday. Looks like she has another winner, and it looks like the "N" lovers lose another one. I am so happy for her. She doesn't have to be ashamed of anything. She will get new sponcers, her empire will survive, and the pointy headed tormenters will have to crawl back under the rock where they came from. America is a wonderful country.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#228 Jun 27, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>The most difficult formof communication is the written word, because it s sometimes misunderstood.
Living in Indianapolis in the 1960's white neighbohoods were moving north, east, and west as neighborhood's ethnicity changed.
The woods I safely played in recently has had bodies discovered in them.
My son had friends in Broad Ripple that were in there back yard enjoying a cook out, when two young black men, invaded ther peace, pistol whipped the men, beat them with a chair, stole their wallets, drank their beer,(yes drank their beer), in early afternoon. The home owner whom disliked guns, is now trained nd wns one. He also moved outside of the Indianapolis area.
And you suggest integration? These sort of things happen regularly. These actions by a few do no help race relations.
The recent beating of a white mother by a black man caught on nanny cam further the distrust.Intagration???? Why to save on gas expence's due to travel?
I am sorry, but violent actions by a few will not cause people to Gary was so big and strong that no oe screwed with our room.
My black friend from work was built like a linebacker, and I would trust him like a brother at my back.
Why would I want to move into a neighborhood where a drive-by might take the life of my family, or I would get shot walking on the sidewalk while white? Nope I do not think so.
yes. I still support integration. crime is everywhere. it can happen everywhere. Some places more than others have it, but doesn't mean that race was always a factor nor integration. We lived and my children, at one time, attended one of the most integrated and racially diverse community and school in the country.(this is no exaggeration) Teachers, school staff, and community leaders alike were all of different racial and cultural backgrounds literally speaking different languages from everywhere. You could hear up to sometimes 5-7 different languages per day. I believe not one crime , let alone a racial-related or hate crime, occurred since it's integration beginnings. Moreover, in 1975, Proyecto Sabor (for example) began for the Latino population as well.(That's about how long ago this school and community was transforming daily demographically.)

When, the crimes DO occur however in other places, that's when adults need to act like adults and not the offenders themselves....crimes are rooted in some kind of self-centeredness and immaturity once you move pass the crime itself. So, one would not intelligently and maturely view some AA's going to a probably predominantly Caucasian area to commit a crime or crimes as the reason why integration does not work. That is VERY narrowminded and shortsighted. That's where the community is being immature and ignorant. And, it's also saying of the community that they profile crime racially in this country and that Caucasian people are never capable of committing the same heinous crimes.

I would not move to a high-crime rated area as well. But, that doesn't mean that that dangerous community is because of "ethnics" and integration. There are other factors that play a role in high crime areas. That is a well known fact. I listened to a Caucasian man living in a 99% populated Caucasian state voice his ignorant opinion about why there was a drug problem now occurring in town and escalating. He blamed it on the "ethnics." The local newspaper also fueled the drama fire by not accurately covering the stories of those drug offenses racially speaking. And, we all know how sheeple-like people can be. They would rather lazily sit back and be told something rather than investigate and seek facts so that they could have the freedom to decide for themselves.

So, there is a lot going on when it comes to crime, race, integration and segregation. I did not say that we all should integrate under one roof/one house. I stated that integrated communities and schools reduces supremacy thinking where segregation worsens it.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#229 Jun 27, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>The most difficult formof communication is the written word, because it s sometimes misunderstood.
Living in Indianapolis in the 1960's white neighbohoods were moving north, east, and west as neighborhood's e ther peace, pistol whipped the men, beat them with a chair, stole their wallets, drank their beer,(yes drank their beer), in early afternoon. The home owner whom disliked guns, is now trained nd wns one. He also moved outside of the Indianapolis area.
And you suggest integration? These sort of things happen regularly. These actions by a few do no help race relations.
The recent beating of a white mother by a black man caught on nanny cam further the distrust.Intagration???? Why to save on gas expence's due to travel?
I am sorry, but violent actions by a few will not cause people to want to integrate.
I could relate stories of my own where black men have attempted to violently intimidate me.
On the reverse side, my roommate in college, a black man from Gary was so big and strong that no oe screwed with our room.
My black friend from work was built like a linebacker, and I would trust him like a brother at my back.
Why would I want to move into a neighborhood where a drive-by might take the life of my family, or I would get shot walking on the sidewalk while white? Nope I do not think so.
yes. I still support integration. crime is everywhere. it can happen everywhere. Some places more than others have it, but doesn't mean that race was always a factor nor integration. We lived and my children, at one time, attended one of the most integrated and racially diverse community and school in the country.(this is no exaggeration) Teachers, school staff, and community leaders alike were all of different racial and cultural backgrounds literally speaking different languages from everywhere. You could hear up to sometimes 5-7 different languages per day. I believe not one crime , let alone a racial-related or hate crime, occurred since it's integration beginnings. Moreover, in 1975, Proyecto Sabor (for example) began for the Latino population as well.(That's about how long ago this school and community was transforming daily demographically.)
When, the crimes DO occur however in other places, that's when adults need to act like adults and not the offenders themselves....crimes are rooted in some kind of self-centeredness and immaturity once you move pass the crime itself. So, one would not intelligently and maturely view some AA's going to a probably predominantly Caucasian area to commit a crime or crimes as the reason why integration does not work. That is VERY narrowminded and shortsighted. That's where the community is being immature and ignorant. And, it's also saying of the community that they profile crime racially in this country and that Caucasian people are never capable of committing the same heinous crimes.
I would not move to a high-crime rated area as well. But, that doesn't mean that that dangerous community is because of "ethnics" and integration. There are other factors that play a role in high crime areas. That is a well known fact. I listened to a Caucasian man living in a 99% populated Caucasian state voice his ignorant opinion about why there was a drug problem now occurring in town and escalating. He blamed it on the "ethnics." The local newspaper also fueled the drama fire by not accurately covering the stories of those drug offenses racially speaking. And, we all know how sheeple-like people can be. They would rather lazily sit back and be told something rather than investigate and seek facts so that they could have the freedom to decide for themselves.
So, there is a lot going on when it comes to crime, race, integration and segregation. I did not say that we all should integrate under one roof/one house. I stated that integrated communities and schools reduces supremacy thinking where segregation worsens it.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#230 Jun 27, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>The most difficult formof communication is the written word, because it s sometimes misunderstood.
Living in Indianapolis in the 1960's white neighbohoods were moving north, east, and west as neighborhood's ethnicity changed.
The woods I safely played in recently has had bodies discovered in them.
My son had friends in Broad Ripple that were in there back yard enjoying a cook out, when two young black men, invaded ther peace, pistol whipped the men, beat them with a chair, stole their wallets, drank their beer,(yes drank their beer), in early afternoon. The home owner whom disliked guns, is now trained nd wns one. He also moved outside of the Indianapolis area.
And you suggest integration? These sort of things happen regularly. These actions by a few do no help race relations.
The recent beating of a white mother by a black man caught on nanny cam further the distrust.Intagration???? Why to save on gas expence's due to travel?
I am sorry, but violent actions by a few will not cause people to want to integrate.
I could relate stories of my own where black men have attempted to violently intimidate me.
On the reverse side, my roommate in college, a black man from Gary was so big and strong that no oe screwed with our room.
My black friend from work was built like a linebacker, and I would trust him like a brother at my back.
Why would I want to move into a neighborhood where a drive-by might take the life of my family, or I would get shot walking on the sidewalk while white? Nope I do not think so.
short answer is that Americans need to be educated the right and accurate way and they need to stop thinking and acting like adolescents in order to solve real life adult problems with real life adult solutions that work for all not just themselves.

Maybe the core problem is that Americans need to learn how to live with difference in general in a democratic society as adults. In order to maintain our freedoms we need to learn as a people as a whole how to be responsible with those same freedoms. Basically, to grow up and mature. And, there are many organisations now surfacing towards resolving these issues across the board. because, this is a serious issue. it has to start somewhere, but it just has to start.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#231 Jun 28, 2013
YourGodIsAPimp wrote:
<quoted text>
You Caucasians need to shut the f*** up already because had it not been for the WHITE FEMALE who filed the complaint against Paula Deen, we wouldn't be hearing about this story.
May I ask about the meaning of your name "YourGodIsAPimp."

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#232 Jun 28, 2013
Edthirty wrote:
Paula Deen has a right to say whatever she'd like as long as she's not breaking any law. It's time to move on and forgive her. She wasn't the first to utter the "N" word, and I'm sure she won't be the last.
Her rights only extend to not being punished by the government and by not being assaulted by people. She has the freedom of speech to issue those words and we have to freedom of speech to attack her for saying them. Besides,she had said much more horrible things than that, like defending slavery.
happypop

Franklin, TN

#233 Jun 28, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. I know. The AA's come from all over. No place specifically. But, it's not for me to judge. The AA's who say it, I haven't walked in their shoes.
But, regardless people say that jeff Foxworthy says redneck and cracker....I've never watched him so I don't know. so, AA's calling themselves the "N" word in comparison to Deen saying it is really not a valid argument anyway no matter what angle one sees it from.
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy both have made part of the schtick ... playing off the whole ignorant red neck thing... I got over that pretty quick.

I have long hair and drive an old rough-looking 87 Chevy truck..I've been stopped more times than I can count and asked if I have drugs or if they can search my vehicle. Stereotypes are funny if you're a comedian or aren't in the stereotyped group... they're not so funny in real everyday life when that's what people reduce their instant judgements to.

When I had a buzz cut and drove a Volvo... I was never stopped.

I know...shocking revelation...profiling and stereotyping exists. I'm not anal..but in some ways... entertainment perpetuates the perception that stereotypes are a way to access people. But again, I'm not going to be proponent of shutting it all down... but we do have to live with the by-products of it all sometime.
Vanessa

Liberty, MO

#234 Jun 28, 2013
Give me break, if my girlfriends and I bandy about the word "bitch" to each other it is sooooooooo much different than if a guy friend or acquaintance uses the word to refer to me. Same with the n word and blacks, dummies. Just because someone gives me a friggin' job doesn't mean they have the right to treat me any way they please and that I should "just be grateful". Another stupid comment by obvious racists on this thread. I am almost 60 and I don't consider myself a racist, why? Because I've dealt with my racism among my minority friends, I've listened to them and I have heard them and taken what they say to heart. Apparently Paula hasn't and thinks just due to her celebrity status she can say and do whatever she pleases with no repercussions. Sorry Paula, that's a no go. Racism is alive and well and living in a whole lot of homes and businesses, do we just allow it? NO! We call people out like Paula Deen. She needs some education and this might give her the incentive to get that.

“Head Bish”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#235 Jun 28, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
May I ask about the meaning of your name "YourGodIsAPimp."
It's a reference to the church leaders - priests, ministers, pastors etc who use 'god' as a means of collecting money from/pimping dumb, vulnerable Christians who actually think - that by giving money, that this imaginary deity is going to put them on 'his''favourite Christian' list. Hence:'yourgodisapimp'.
early cuylers

Mobile, AL

#236 Jun 28, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
<quoted text> We lived and my children, at one time, attended one of the most integrated and racially diverse community and school in the country.(this is no exaggeration) Teachers, school staff, and community leaders alike were all of different racial and cultural backgrounds literally speaking different languages from everywhere. You could hear up to sometimes 5-7 different languages per day. I believe not one crime , let alone a racial-related or hate crime, occurred since it's integration beginnings.
An elite academy does not in any way compare to a public school in a low income sector. Its peachy for you to have been blessed with the assets to "place" your family in schools and neighborhoods little or no crime, but to other Americans that you look down your pompous nose upon not so much. Blue collar, hard working Americans, that ARE the majority in these United States, are being squeezed by the wealthy elitists as well as the lazy obama welfare state. This country is indeed a ticking time bomb. The bill that just passed the US Senate will rubber stamp Mexican gun thugs free passage to the states. You may want to take a stroll outside your glass house and take in the news from mexico.......lovely country indeed.....they are just before annexing the American southwest...So you hold tight to your investment portfolio...make sure you don't get to aggressive with it....you may just end up in blue collar town needing information on how to grow tomatoes....
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#237 Jun 28, 2013
early cuylers wrote:
<quoted text>
An elite academy does not in any way compare to a public school in a low income sector. Its peachy for you to have been blessed with the assets to "place" your family in schools and neighborhoods little or no crime, but to other Americans that you look down your pompous nose upon not so much. Blue collar, hard working Americans, that ARE the majority in these United States, are being squeezed by the wealthy elitists as well as the lazy obama welfare state. This country is indeed a ticking time bomb. The bill that just passed the US Senate will rubber stamp Mexican gun thugs free passage to the states. You may want to take a stroll outside your glass house and take in the news from mexico.......lovely country indeed.....they are just before annexing the American southwest...So you hold tight to your investment portfolio...make sure you don't get to aggressive with it....you may just end up in blue collar town needing information on how to grow tomatoes....
can you NOT think outside the box......even a little. In America, you ASK people about themselves. You do not assume and you do not tell them what they are......it's called democracy!

Anyway......we have lived in ghettos, rural, urban, an suburban. ON every and ALL occasions I saw to it that my children took advantages of any and all scholarship programs out there. The choice of course was theirs. And, that's how they were able to attend private schools regardless of where we lived. Their friends were very diverse even in our neighborhoods. The diverse public school was designed to be a public international school.....no scholarship needed to attend.

My international education was based on scholarship and the fact that I was internationally adopted during a war time.

Your thinking resembles someone coming from a very rural area in the states who chooses to live a segregated life which sounds very elitist to me. I don't think I am too good for anyone...including Mexicans. I don't "look" for agendas. I wait until or IF they surface.

that's called not being paranoid, being level headed, not judging, and staying balanced.

your overall assessment of me while you judge who I am and what I am all about via my posts is truly ignorant. when we travelled , we noticed libraries everywhere.....some better than others though. but you can bus or walk like we did to educate yourself. you will still have time to mull over your paranoias while your bussing and walking.

you need to judge yourself first.
xando

Phoenix, AZ

#238 Jun 28, 2013
Paula Deen is a racist in denial.......as are many people.

She used a racist punchline to defend herself. Stupid. Racist. Obtuse.

She was planning a "Plantation Wedding" complete with black sevants dressed in tuxedos to serve the white wedding goers. Yeah...keep blacks in their rightful servitude role. Stupid. Racist. Obtuse.

Yeah Paula. You is what you is.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#239 Jun 28, 2013
Edthirty wrote:
Paula Deen has a right to say whatever she'd like as long as she's not breaking any law. It's time to move on and forgive her. She wasn't the first to utter the "N" word, and I'm sure she won't be the last.
Funny how you and some others want Paula to have the right to say the N-world, to call young black men who she employs my little monkey, to suggest that black women dress up like slave women wearing checkered mammie scarfs on their head serving as her slave at her party. Paula also have the right in your book to segregate her workers as she has been doing by only letting whites, Latins and light skin blacks be out in her restaurant's dinning room while all darker skin blacks must stay in the kitchen. Yet you want to take away other peoples right to disapprove of Paula's racism and criticize her for it.

Paula Deen isn't the one with rights.

“Behave Yourself”

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#242 Jun 28, 2013
Phoenix wrote:
<quoted text>
Sir, some African Americans are still using the N word sad to say.
I realize that, as a Black person myself. As with many other words in English, it is often used as an insult and as a term of endearment. I hope someday that it forever loses its negative connotation.

“Behave Yourself”

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#243 Jun 28, 2013
Capree wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how you and some others want Paula to have the right to say the N-world, to call young black men who she employs my little monkey, to suggest that black women dress up like slave women wearing checkered mammie scarfs on their head serving as her slave at her party. Paula also have the right in your book to segregate her workers as she has been doing by only letting whites, Latins and light skin blacks be out in her restaurant's dinning room while all darker skin blacks must stay in the kitchen. Yet you want to take away other peoples right to disapprove of Paula's racism and criticize her for it.
Paula Deen isn't the one with rights.
I wasn't at her restaurant while all that activity allegedly occured, however, I'd find it hard to believe that those people who were offended by whatever went on their were forced to stay against their will. To paraphrase a Harry Truman quote that is a propos in this case, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of Hell's kitchen."
white woman

Orlando, FL

#244 Jun 28, 2013
She used the n word ONCE when describing some punk who held a gun to her fuking head. I'd use it too when talking about a little c*cksucker who did that to me. But I guess the fact that he did that means nothing. Shes evil and horrible for saying that 30 years ago but that dude was cool, did do anything to deserve the negative 're action.
Yeah.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#246 Jun 28, 2013
Edthirty wrote:
<quoted text>
I realize that, as a Black person myself. As with many other words in English, it is often used as an insult and as a term of endearment. I hope someday that it forever loses its negative connotation.
If Paula had of let the N-word just slip out or say it to black people as a term of endearment (even though the dumbest inbred redneck knows better than that)then I wouldn't have had such a problem with Paula Deen but Paula is too much into the Antebellum/ slavery period where her attitudes and treatment of black people who are around her are concerned. Calling her employee monkeys, Ns, having them work then instead of a paycheck, giving them alcohol instead. Who does shyt like that in this day and age? Who does Paula Deen thinks she is and more important who or what does she think black people are to treat them like this? Sorry but I am not impressed by her sweet little old Southern lady act because a devil could be behind that act.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#247 Jun 28, 2013
Edthirty wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't at her restaurant while all that activity allegedly occured, however, I'd find it hard to believe that those people who were offended by whatever went on their were forced to stay against their will. To paraphrase a Harry Truman quote that is a propos in this case, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of Hell's kitchen."
No not physically to stay but stayed because they needed the work and the job market suck. I am sure her black employees rent to pay and children to support. Just be cause they worked for doesn't mean they deserve to be treated with disrespect. Paula restaurant is a place of business and should be ran as such. Her employees are there to do their job and not to see how many degrading insults from they can stand or to have to accept Paula's freaky brother feeling up the young female waitresses.
Vanessa

Liberty, MO

#248 Jun 28, 2013
early cuylers wrote:
<quoted text>
An elite academy does not in any way compare to a public school in a low income sector. Its peachy for you to have been blessed with the assets to "place" your family in schools and neighborhoods little or no crime, but to other Americans that you look down your pompous nose upon not so much. Blue collar, hard working Americans, that ARE the majority in these United States, are being squeezed by the wealthy elitists as well as the lazy obama welfare state. This country is indeed a ticking time bomb. The bill that just passed the US Senate will rubber stamp Mexican gun thugs free passage to the states. You may want to take a stroll outside your glass house and take in the news from mexico.......lovely country indeed.....they are just before annexing the American southwest...So you hold tight to your investment portfolio.
..make sure you don't get to aggressive with it....you may just end up in blue collar town needing information on how to grow tomatoes....
Mr. I think it is you who needs to get out and explore America and talk to someone else besides those who look and think like you do. Hate to tell you this but unless you are a Native you are also someone who doesn't really "belong" here. People like you are the reasons why people are so angry and hateful, you feel like everyone should be and think like you, when it is the diversity in this country which makes it great. If it weren't for our many immigrant ancestors you'd be looking at a poor nation indeed. Without the cheap, ney many times free, labor that was contributed by those same minorities you are denigrating. Sorry to tell you this but those "Mexican thugs" families probably knew how to grow tomatoes before your family did. Do some reading dude and not the hate filled rhetoric of the extremist right wing.
Vanessa

Liberty, MO

#249 Jun 28, 2013
And before any of you comment on this case read the deposition or just shut the f. u.http://www.scribd.com/doc/14 9360282/Deposition-of-plaintif f-Lisa-T-Jackson-vs-Paula-Deen -Enterprises-etc

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