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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Its Hellywood

“I'm better than you”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#274 Jun 28, 2013
early cuylers wrote:
<quoted text> Yes we do. Free college....all you need is a pulse...but yet still your mixed breed ilk are first on every crime statistic. Thirteen percent of the populous committing the majority of all crime...Ninety percent has no clue who their father is...enjoy it while it lasts....
Hahahahha. You dropped out of Air Conditioning College. The ACC U. Hahahahhhahahaaha.
Sally

Rowlett, TX

#275 Jun 28, 2013
I just went to Amazon and got some of her books as Christmas presents for relatives. This is a bunch of crap. If the whole country was depositioned and asked if they EVER said cracker, honkey, Beaner or N-g-r. Everyone would be fired. Why is it I don't feel I have to abbreviate the first three insulting labels? Screw Wallmart and the rest of them. Why is there a statue of limitations on rape and assault, but not on legally using your freedom of speech decades ago to mumble a racial slur.(Not nice, but blown WAY out of proportion) What a bunch of crap.
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chillicothe-o...
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#276 Jun 28, 2013
Sally wrote:
I just went to Amazon and got some of her books as Christmas presents for relatives. This is a bunch of crap. If the whole country was depositioned and asked if they EVER said cracker, honkey, Beaner or N-g-r. Everyone would be fired. Why is it I don't feel I have to abbreviate the first three insulting labels? Screw Wallmart and the rest of them. Why is there a statue of limitations on rape and assault, but not on legally using your freedom of speech decades ago to mumble a racial slur.(Not nice, but blown WAY out of proportion) What a bunch of crap.
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chillicothe-o...
"Wei mo ch'i so shuo ching"

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#277 Jun 29, 2013
YourGodIsAPimp wrote:
<quoted text>
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'.
So I guess that you and I are on the same boat about this God thing. Well I am glad to come across a black fellow non believer. I am tired of hypocritical Xtians who want to stuff the bible down other people's throats. In the black community, this hypocritical behavior is more repugnant because we have many people who don't mind listening to gangsta rap, yet get all holy when it comes to things like gay rights.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#278 Jun 29, 2013
Capree wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I keep trying to impress on some of the posters here, it was more then Paula saying the N-word to a black robber 30yrs. ago. BTW I don't believe Paula's story about that. Who in their right mind is going to use a red hot poker word like N to a black man who have been ridiculed by the word all of his life, especially while he is hold a loaded gun to her head. That's crazy! Beyond Paula admitting to the N-words, many of her workers, white, black and latino has come forth against her and her brother reporting that they were calling black men monkeys, suggesting that blacks dress up as slaves to serve at her party and allowing her brother to feel up the Latino and white waitresses. Plus having only white, latino and light skin black waitresses in the front of the restaurant but keeping all darker skin black people back in the kitchen so they are not seen.
Thanks Capree. People don't seem to understand that she did worse than use the n word. She has discriminated against her black employees. She has defended slavery. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/paul...
Phoenix

Houston, TX

#279 Jun 29, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>So I guess that you and I are on the same boat about this God thing. Well I am glad to come across a black fellow non believer. I am tired of hypocritical Xtians who want to stuff the bible down other people's throats. In the black community, this hypocritical behavior is more repugnant because we have many people who don't mind listening to gangsta rap, yet get all holy when it comes to things like gay rights.
Sir, true children of The Lord aren't condoning gangsta rap music or gay rights. The bible is frank on the subject of homosexuality.
Phoenix

Houston, TX

#280 Jun 29, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Capree. People don't seem to understand that she did worse than use the n word. She has discriminated against her black employees. She has defended slavery. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/paul...
Yet members of the black race still use the N word, sir.

“Behave Yourself”

Since: Jul 07

Fort Worth, Texas

#281 Jun 29, 2013
Vanessa wrote:
<quoted text>
Because we all know it is sooooooooooooooo easy to find a job nowadays, and I can't imagine how much harder it would be for a minority in the still racist south how much harder it would be.
Get educated, learn a skill, and or work for one's self then one won't have to concern himself or herself with working for a racist.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#282 Jun 29, 2013
Edthirty wrote:
<quoted text>
Get educated, learn a skill, and or work for one's self then one won't have to concern himself or herself with working for a racist.
OMG! you just solved a 393-year old problem!
early cuylers

Mobile, AL

#283 Jun 29, 2013
I know its a little much for your attention spans, being 281 pages, but here is the TRUTH...No no , there is no pictures, just the TRUTH. The door is soon closing, so choose wisely......

http://www.scribd.com/doc/149360282/Depositio...
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#285 Jun 29, 2013
early cuylers wrote:
I know its a little much for your attention spans, being 281 pages, but here is the TRUTH...No no , there is no pictures, just the TRUTH. The door is soon closing, so choose wisely......
http://www.scribd.com/doc/149360282/Depositio...
ummm! Are those white padded doors? just curious!
concerned American

Georgetown, KY

#286 Jun 29, 2013
Phoenix wrote:
<quoted text>Yet members of the black race still use the N word, sir.
All the time!!

“sly as a fox”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#287 Jun 29, 2013
Sally wrote:
I just went to Amazon and got some of her books as Christmas presents for relatives. This is a bunch of crap. If the whole country was depositioned and asked if they EVER said cracker, honkey, Beaner or N-g-r. Everyone would be fired. Why is it I don't feel I have to abbreviate the first three insulting labels? Screw Wallmart and the rest of them. Why is there a statue of limitations on rape and assault, but not on legally using your freedom of speech decades ago to mumble a racial slur.(Not nice, but blown WAY out of proportion) What a bunch of crap.
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chillicothe-o...
well if you don't use the word and are not racist you don't have anything to worry about
sunshine

Elizabeth, NJ

#288 Jun 29, 2013
Paula Deen wrote:
Ya'all just don't understand. I just is what I is. My mama always taught me to just add more butter, salt, and lard to make it all better. Why can't we just go back to the good ol'days when we had our own water fountains, restrooms, and Southern Hospitality.
why cant you just go back to your dark cold cave. where you urinated and shit on the ground in a corner and shared the same rag to wipe your butt.
Sally

Rowlett, TX

#291 Jun 30, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
<quoted text>
well if you don't use the word and are not racist you don't have anything to worry about
Why would I worry anyway? If I were racist (not) it would be my right to feel how I wanted. A person is not allowed to discriminate in housing and hiring. I never have. I was a telemarketing supervisor years ago. Upper management told me quietly that they hadn't been hiring blacks. My response was, "Do you mind if I try." The response was, "If you like, but you will find they won't do the work." As it turns out, they were right. The reason? I think it was because many, if not most of the black solicitors had a much harder time handling the rejection and hang ups, but I am not sure. It is not rewarding work. I had been the leading solicitor prior to being promoted. I think that people have the right to have their own feelings, but they don't have the right to act on them in a way that diminishes the opportunity of others. People also have the right to freedom of speech, and should not be punished for something they said in private 30 years ago. The questions in depositions can be very extreme. Had that occurred in a courtroom, the judge might well not have allowed it. It is prejudicial and proves nothing about Paul Deen's current conduct, values, and behaviors towards her employees. It is sad that the content of depositions is even made public. I think that only courtroom transcripts should be made available to the press.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#292 Jun 30, 2013
Sally wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would I worry anyway? If I were racist (not) it would be my right to feel how I wanted. A person is not allowed to discriminate in housing and hiring. I never have. I was a telemarketing supervisor years ago. Upper management told me quietly that they hadn't been hiring blacks. My response was, "Do you mind if I try." The response was, "If you like, but you will find they won't do the work." As it turns out, they were right. The reason? I think it was because many, if not most of the black solicitors had a much harder time handling the rejection and hang ups, but I am not sure. It is not rewarding work. I had been the leading solicitor prior to being promoted. I think that people have the right to have their own feelings, but they don't have the right to act on them in a way that diminishes the opportunity of others. People also have the right to freedom of speech, and should not be punished for something they said in private 30 years ago. The questions in depositions can be very extreme. Had that occurred in a courtroom, the judge might well not have allowed it. It is prejudicial and proves nothing about Paul Deen's current conduct, values, and behaviors towards her employees. It is sad that the content of depositions is even made public. I think that only courtroom transcripts should be made available to the press.
actually freedom of speech would involve making the depositions accessible for the public not just the press. The public should have the opportunity to hear and see the facts without the middleman. Deen had already violated EEOC laws before the "wedding" incident. Deen also had addressed the prospective AA's for her plantation wedding as "N's." Her obvious racism surfaced not just years ago but also recently. Anyone who would choose an era of time involving lynchings, murders, rapes, oppressions, and ownership of humans as property for a wedding theme while still addressing the people who would be filling the role as the slaves, as "N's" is sick.

did you ask the AA's working under you how they felt about their jobs? Or, better yet, did you ask EACH individual how they felt about their job and speaking with the general public. Even if you were not sure in your assessment, it was quite a stretch and categorising to say the least.

You may be professionally correct in how you handle and have handled employment scenarios, but as a person you are still not being objective, and that can be an obstacle and may have been for the AA's you hired. If you understand the concept of not allowing your personal opinions to shine through, then you should understand when you are interfering with the objectivity of a person's workplace performance. This is still a form of workplace discrimination and is one of the most difficult to prove. So, I am very happy you posted it.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#293 Jun 30, 2013
also as an addendum to above posting, I do not believe, as a whole, that the AA's hired by you were not performing their best because of "rejection." That's an obvious assessment. If these same AA's worked somewhere else doing the same type of employment, I highly doubt the assessment would be the same.

It could be the training
It could be the target clientele these AA's were given
It could be their work hours not coinciding statistically with high-result public outcome

If you were not sure, then it was your job to find out what the issue was. But, I believe you already know and knew then.

Let me guess, you placed this "assessment" into their employee file? Maybe? Maybe not? And, if this same file were to be used for these employees' future references, then the files would obviously be incorrect. Thus, an inaccurate employee reference.

Like I stated before. This is one of the most difficult discrimination scenarios to prove. AND, your post just cleared it up. Because, you openly expressed the words behind what was already suspect. No worries, you're not the first to do this!
Jan

Milford, MA

#295 Jun 30, 2013
Will the 'Paula Pity Party" ever end. I, for one, will not miss the "y'all; y'all; y'all"
Sally

Rowlett, TX

#296 Jun 30, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
also as an addendum to above posting, I do not believe, as a whole, that the AA's hired by you were not performing their best because of "rejection." That's an obvious assessment. If these same AA's worked somewhere else doing the same type of employment, I highly doubt the assessment would be the same.
It could be the training
It could be the target clientele these AA's were given
It could be their work hours not coinciding statistically with high-result public outcome
If you were not sure, then it was your job to find out what the issue was. But, I believe you already know and knew then.
Let me guess, you placed this "assessment" into their employee file? Maybe? Maybe not? And, if this same file were to be used for these employees' future references, then the files would obviously be incorrect. Thus, an inaccurate employee reference.
Like I stated before. This is one of the most difficult discrimination scenarios to prove. AND, your post just cleared it up. Because, you openly expressed the words behind what was already suspect. No worries, you're not the first to do this!
You don't know what you are talking about in either of your posts. First of all, there were no files to put assessments into. The vast majority of the solicitors worked from their own homes!! I wanted them to succeed. I was held responsible for anyone's low stats. I went to any of them, sat,and listened to the brief presentations, record keeping of previous times called, whether call backs were followed through on or not. Made sure they spoke clearly with some enthusiasm. The ones who worked on site instead of straight commission were the most at risk for loosing their job, since they were actually salaried. I know first hand how hard it is to push through the constant rejection of phone solicitors, the wrong numbers, the screaming and cursing people do over the phone. NO one in the work place gets this level of nastiness from the public, because people don't act like this in public where others can see them. It took me a long time to just think of it as a numbers game and not take it personally and just dial the next number. I, NOT YOU was there and knew exactly what the problems were in combination. Literally my laziest solicitor that I spent the most time with trying to encourage left the business one evening and was searched by upper management (her bags). She felt it was because of her race. They found nothing, and there was no reason to believe she had stolen. When she came to me. I told her if she decided to sue, I would testify for her regarding an upper management discriminatory attitude. I also told her truthfully that doing so would cost me my job. I was supporting three children with that job, and had a deadbeat ex husband. So before you begin to judge me and even think I have "cleared anything up" When is the last time you put YOUR lively hood on the line for anyone?!?! Much less someone who couldn't be bothered to pick up the phone unless someone was looking at them?? I thought so... likely NEVER. BTW, I did not decide to fire any of my solicitors. Those orders always came from above, and I was assigned the task of doing the actual firing. I have expressed that people have a right to their own feelings and they do, thought police or not. Last year, one of my neighbors was shot (a gun emptied into him) I was the only non family member who tried to rush to his aid afterwards and more bullets were flying in our direction. Just so you know, I am white, the shooter and the victim were black. So, I have risked more than my job for my fellow man. Have you?
Sally

Rowlett, TX

#298 Jun 30, 2013
@ anonymousofcourse By the way Moron, of course our working hours were the same hours people were home from work. I have never been a solicitor any place where I was not to top solicitor. I certainly don't need your input to evaluate the actual performance of one, and try to help them work through the problems. As to the reason for a low contact attempt rate, that is usually due to the depressing state of rudeness people express to solicitors. After a while it's like putting your hand on a burner over and over. Just hanging been hung up on would have been easier to handle.

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