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

Jun 20, 2013 Full story: Examiner.com 346

"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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anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#133 Jun 25, 2013
Its Hellywood wrote:
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Sad racist people just don't get it. They are pigeons.
yes, seriously.....they and their racism are a science unto themselves......

I've questioned their behaviours ALL of my life! Didn't get it when I was 5 years old and still don't....

But, I do know one thing...they do NOT like ME....that's for sure. I must have a white supremacy target on my forehead or something. But, the upside is that I can smell them a mile away!
Cat74

Schaumburg, IL

#134 Jun 25, 2013
My neighbor called earlier, and said she is calling the Cable Company, and have the Food Network removed from her Cable package. I guess I will too. What they did was violate my rights to choose what I watch, so I don't need that cable station.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#135 Jun 25, 2013
EricaTN wrote:
As soon as these rappers stop using the N word in their so called "music"..then they can make a fuss about the rest of us.
have you ever asked a rapper to what context they were using the "N" word? Were they describing the racism and whatever events surrounding that word that they endured during slavery and/or afterwards? Do you know any AA rappers? When rappers use that word, the meanings are endless. There are at least two versions to that word. And, hip hop culture uses it a lot. Right or wrong in AA culture that's out of your boundaries. You and any other Caucasian or other race have not experienced any personal transitions beginning from slavery until now.

unless Deen can share that same scenario with AA's on the exact same level, which is impossible because she was not a slave and her ancestors were not slaves and her ancestors were not murdered because of race during slavery. She has not experienced any racism as an AA. She is a Caucasian. There were NO AA slave owners or plantation owners in America before, during and after the Civil War when the "N" became in existence and used in those terms.

I've heard this same argument repeatedly on this thread and finally I would like to respond to it.......it just seems obvious to me that it is weak.

Since: Jun 10

Franklin, TN

#136 Jun 25, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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have you ever asked a rapper to what context they were using the "N" word? Were they describing the racism and whatever events surrounding that word that they endured during slavery and/or afterwards? Do you know any AA rappers? When rappers use that word, the meanings are endless. There are at least two versions to that word. And, hip hop culture uses it a lot. Right or wrong in AA culture that's out of your boundaries. You and any other Caucasian or other race have not experienced any personal transitions beginning from slavery until now.
unless Deen can share that same scenario with AA's on the exact same level, which is impossible because she was not a slave and her ancestors were not slaves and her ancestors were not murdered because of race during slavery. She has not experienced any racism as an AA. She is a Caucasian. There were NO AA slave owners or plantation owners in America before, during and after the Civil War when the "N" became in existence and used in those terms.
I've heard this same argument repeatedly on this thread and finally I would like to respond to it.......it just seems obvious to me that it is weak.
I have not personally asked a rapper about the context they were using the N word. I have heard some of the songs and in many of them...they are just calling each other N*******. I haven't found there to be any deep meaning behind it's usage and I don't really care how they mean for it to be interpreted. If they or anyone else wants the word to go away..then these rappers and anyone else who feels entitled to sling the word around..needs to stop. They are the main ones keeping it alive.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#137 Jun 25, 2013
EricaTN wrote:
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I have not personally asked a rapper about the context they were using the N word. I have heard some of the songs and in many of them...they are just calling each other N*******. I haven't found there to be any deep meaning behind it's usage and I don't really care how they mean for it to be interpreted. If they or anyone else wants the word to go away..then these rappers and anyone else who feels entitled to sling the word around..needs to stop. They are the main ones keeping it alive.
Hardly, they are NOT the main ones keeping it alive. Seriously?

If you haven't asked a rapper and you don't care to and don't care what the message is .......well that voluntary ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is bliss cannot make a call on that subject or any subject for that matter when ignorance is chosen. Especially, if you are not AA.

Seriously, your argument is beyond too weak.

Since: Jun 10

Franklin, TN

#138 Jun 25, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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Hardly, they are NOT the main ones keeping it alive. Seriously?
If you haven't asked a rapper and you don't care to and don't care what the message is .......well that voluntary ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is bliss cannot make a call on that subject or any subject for that matter when ignorance is chosen. Especially, if you are not AA.
Seriously, your argument is beyond too weak.
I think we've established that you think my argument is weak after you've said so twice. It is my opinion, nonetheless, and an opinion shared by many...and I am entitled to it. Sorry if it doesn't sit well with you. Now, move along and talk to someone with a better argument and quit wasting your time on me.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#140 Jun 25, 2013
EricaTN wrote:
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I think we've established that you think my argument is weak after you've said so twice. It is my opinion, nonetheless, and an opinion shared by many...and I am entitled to it. Sorry if it doesn't sit well with you. Now, move along and talk to someone with a better argument and quit wasting your time on me.
First, this is not about you. sorry.

opinions come with responsibility especially if you act upon it in a country which practises democracy.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#141 Jun 25, 2013
happypop wrote:
The N word needs to be gone FOREVER! NO ONE should use it..ever.
I agree, but it is still up to the AA community to work through it in their own way and on their own time frame, and individually. And, the last people who should be judging that would be anyone of Caucasian race in America.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#142 Jun 26, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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So, now I understand you projections, you keep telling me that i'm displacing my anger or whatever onto you.
So, this is how your life started out? Get some therapy so you can live happily and responsibly in a democratic country. K?
you don't lump "certain knuckleheads" into a group. That's generalising and pigeon-holing a group, race, etc.
Understand?
Ghetto thugs logically and congruently form a group. I don't think they represent a whole race. That's your paranoia.

You can find your own kindred group in the local insane assylum where, if you are well behaved, they might let you enjoy a panoramic view of our glorious democratic country from the fifth floor window.

Remember to think positive thoughts.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#143 Jun 26, 2013
Its Hellywood wrote:
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Sad racist people just don't get it. They are pigeons.
And you're such a smart one.

As in, holy dazzling doo doo, Batman!

Lol!

“I'm Here Lets Party.”

Since: Dec 08

Chicago

#144 Jun 26, 2013
EricaTN wrote:
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I have not personally asked a rapper about the context they were using the N word. I have heard some of the songs and in many of them...they are just calling each other N*******. I haven't found there to be any deep meaning behind it's usage and I don't really care how they mean for it to be interpreted. If they or anyone else wants the word to go away..then these rappers and anyone else who feels entitled to sling the word around..needs to stop. They are the main ones keeping it alive.
I have heard 2 Chinese girls while trying clothes at the store say "oh this makes me look too chinky and laugh. I have heard Mexicans jokingly use the word beaner and Italians call one another dagos but other people outside of these people's race and ethnicity knew this was a private joke between members of the same race or culture and being called that by a nonmember is insulting and outside people seems to respect this when it comes to every group but black people. Even if a 1000 black men call one another the N-word, why would you as a white person need to use it? Especially when you know that it's insulting to many black people and twice as insulting coming from you.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#146 Jun 26, 2013
McAlister73 wrote:
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Ghetto thugs logically and congruently form a group. I don't think they represent a whole race. That's your paranoia.
You can find your own kindred group in the local insane assylum where, if you are well behaved, they might let you enjoy a panoramic view of our glorious democratic country from the fifth floor window.
Remember to think positive thoughts.
No, people in ghettos do not and are not judged as a group...mr. projections....seriously , you have to do something about that denial.....it really does show your insides to all....don't you feel naked being so telling? anyway, in my and ALL of my posts I stated that it is a "individual" thing. YOU do not judge people as a group, you judge them individually by their own choices.

our "glorious" democratic country is flawed like any other. And, it deserves the right like any other country for each and every one of us to take our responsibilities. And, if YOU cannot be responsible for YOUR behavior, then don't ask the government, your neighbor, your town, your workplace, etc to do the same.

Sorry, i'm not the one with the conspiracy theories, that would be you. Again, stop projecting yourself onto me. That is not my responsibility. I am NOT you. K?

And, if individual responsibility sounds insane to you, well get some help and stop blaming the government and everybody else for your life's problems.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#147 Jun 26, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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No, people in ghettos do not and are not judged as a group...mr. projections....seriously , you have to do something about that denial.....it really does show your insides to all....don't you feel naked being so telling? anyway, in my and ALL of my posts I stated that it is a "individual" thing. YOU do not judge people as a group, you judge them individually by their own choices.
our "glorious" democratic country is flawed like any other. And, it deserves the right like any other country for each and every one of us to take our responsibilities. And, if YOU cannot be responsible for YOUR behavior, then don't ask the government, your neighbor, your town, your workplace, etc to do the same.
Sorry, i'm not the one with the conspiracy theories, that would be you. Again, stop projecting yourself onto me. That is not my responsibility. I am NOT you. K?
And, if individual responsibility sounds insane to you, well get some help and stop blaming the government and everybody else for your life's problems.
How to Find Mental Health Care When Money Is Tight
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/health/21pa...
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#148 Jun 26, 2013
McAlister73 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ghetto thugs logically and congruently form a group. I don't think they represent a whole race. That's your paranoia.
You can find your own kindred group in the local insane assylum where, if you are well behaved, they might let you enjoy a panoramic view of our glorious democratic country from the fifth floor window.
Remember to think positive thoughts.
here's is some more logic......

do not tell me what I think or feel. YOU ask. if it is not clear to you, YOU ask.

also, the only people who join groups in this country with racial, political and religious agendas are usually white supremacist groups. So, if you 're seeking paranoia on any floor level....I suggest you look there. or, in prison where they all belong.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#149 Jun 26, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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here's is some more logic......
do not tell me what I think or feel. YOU ask. if it is not clear to you, YOU ask.
also, the only people who join groups in this country with racial, political and religious agendas are usually white supremacist groups. So, if you 're seeking paranoia on any floor level....I suggest you look there. or, in prison where they all belong.
National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Lifeline. Dial (800-273-TALK) where you will be connected to the nearest crisis center in your area.
Lookbeforyoutrus t

Chicago, IL

#150 Jun 26, 2013
Did Paula Deen support any Black Organizations? I mean majorly,...like financially? B/c firing her for the use of a specific word that she said she used years ago,..does not make any sense to me. Food NetWork got rid of all the Black chefs,...and Can u imagine the board meetings at the Food Network channel,..they probably use racial and sexual slurs everyday,lol. This is just too quick,...u know how jobs are,..it seems like the Food Network channel wanted to get rid of her,..and did,..and they want to discredit her,..I wonder why?
kintwa87

Kissimmee, FL

#151 Jun 26, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
<quoted text>
here's is some more logic......
do not tell me what I think or feel. YOU ask. if it is not clear to you, YOU ask.
also, the only people who join groups in this country with racial, political and religious agendas are usually white supremacist groups. So, if you 're seeking paranoia on any floor level....I suggest you look there. or, in prison where they all belong.
uhmmmmm b.l.a.k empire,national action network,black panthers,blood/crips,latin kings,etc.,etc.,etc.
happypop

Franklin, TN

#152 Jun 26, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
<quoted text>
have you ever asked a rapper to what context they were using the "N" word? Were they describing the racism and whatever events surrounding that word that they endured during slavery and/or afterwards? Do you know any AA rappers? When rappers use that word, the meanings are endless. There are at least two versions to that word. And, hip hop culture uses it a lot. Right or wrong in AA culture that's out of your boundaries. You and any other Caucasian or other race have not experienced any personal transitions beginning from slavery until now.
unless Deen can share that same scenario with AA's on the exact same level, which is impossible because she was not a slave and her ancestors were not slaves and her ancestors were not murdered because of race during slavery. She has not experienced any racism as an AA. She is a Caucasian. There were NO AA slave owners or plantation owners in America before, during and after the Civil War when the "N" became in existence and used in those terms.
I've heard this same argument repeatedly on this thread and finally I would like to respond to it.......it just seems obvious to me that it is weak.
Actually, could you expound on the use of the N word more? I know black people who don't "get it" when it comes to the use of the N word. I think from those who are not AA, from the outside, it's perplexing to pick up and adopt a word that was invented to direct hatred and connotations of 'less-than-human', etc, etc toward you then embrace the word to address each other in your own culture. Basically, I've always had trouble understanding why black culture would adopt such a derogatory, demeaning words invented by whites.

Considering the origin and history of the word itself, I would be great with never hearing it used for a generation so the next one would not know it exists and it would drop from the face of the earth forever.
happypop

Franklin, TN

#153 Jun 26, 2013
And what I meant by knowing black people who don't "get it"... there are some in the black community who don't understand themselves why the AA community would refer to each other with a word of such terrible history and origin.

“I'm better than you”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#155 Jun 26, 2013
People with limited vocabularies use the N word. That's it. You'll never see an intelligent person running around calling people by racial epithets and swearing. Never!

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