Reed: Deen's admitted use of racial slur 'very unfortunate,' 'totally unacceptable'

Jun 23, 2013 Full story: WPXI 16

Before a national television audience Sunday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called Georgia celebrity chef Paula Deen's acknowledged use of a racial slur "very unfortunate" and "totally unacceptable."

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Cat74

Palatine, IL

#1 Jun 25, 2013
Paula Deen is the victim of a racial attack because she is a rich white woman. Americans are tired of people violating our Freedom of Speech to victimize the rich. Black people are not the only ones in this country that are offended. Thank God not all people can have their Freedom of Speech violated, and find it acceptable. No, I do not use the "N" word, but I have every right to if I choose.
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jun 25, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Paula Deen is the victim of a racial attack because she is a rich white woman. Americans are tired of people violating our Freedom of Speech to victimize the rich. Black people are not the only ones in this country that are offended. Thank God not all people can have their Freedom of Speech violated, and find it acceptable. No, I do not use the "N" word, but I have every right to if I choose.
Thank you. I sent her a sympathy and moral support letter yesterday.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#3 Jun 26, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
No, I do not use the "N" word, but I have every right to if I choose.
I use that word, and do so proudly when it applies.
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#4 Jun 26, 2013
I think men can get by with using the N word more often then women can. I know Tradesmen that use it, and hard working men, but usually it isn't a word women use.
red

Weatherford, TX

#5 Jun 26, 2013
I believe that a person made a mistake but how do you know the rules when the black people call each other n r, but because the white people are not allowed to say that word. Who says????? Paula made a mistake, so what, do you want to beat her into the ground
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#6 Jun 26, 2013
Yes. Liberals hate anyone who starts out making sandwiches in her kitchen to sell at a near by factory, works hard, doesn't ask for Government help, and builds an empire. And of course it doesn't help that she is now rich, and white. She has to be destroyed. More people are offended at the way she is being treated then she could ever offend. So it isn't working.
ima hoosier

Greenfield, IN

#7 Jun 27, 2013
after he performance on tv where she is so hurt by the brooha, she should run for congress because she now knows the meaning of spite and racism. she would win the election, too.
ima hoosier

Greenfield, IN

#8 Jun 27, 2013
oops it shoul read after the performance....
Cat74

Barrington, IL

#9 Jun 27, 2013
That's a great idea. Paula Deen for President. She could clean up that mess in no time. And serve lunch afterward. Does the Senate still have those little black guys in white coats serving them in the Senate lunch room? They surely did for years.
ima hoosier

Greenfield, IN

#10 Jun 28, 2013
she could have a mini kitchen installed in the oval office and as foreign guests visit in there, she could demonstrate on how americans cook the native dishes to that country. at the same time, she could discuss relations as she stirred the pot. just think of the accomplishments over the deserts. why she could even ask martha to make a prison dish and serve it. the possibilities are endless.
Dave Emanuel

Loganville, GA

#11 Jun 28, 2013
While the use of any racial slur should be unacceptable, it appears that some people are given a pass by the press. The difference between the reactions to Deen's comment and Jesse Jackson's ethnic slurs are discussed here-- http://cuttothe-chase.com/2013/06/27/the-lync...

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#12 Jun 28, 2013
Dave Emanuel wrote:
While the use of any racial slur should be unacceptable, it appears that some people are given a pass by the press. The difference between the reactions to Deen's comment and Jesse Jackson's ethnic slurs are discussed here-- http://cuttothe-chase.com/2013/06/27/the-lync...
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Two of the biggest racists out there...
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#13 Jun 28, 2013
President Carter came to Paula Deen's defense today. He was on her show a couple years ago
lisa sizemore

Lily, KY

#14 Jun 28, 2013
i think the N word shouldn't be use llike that

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#15 Jun 28, 2013
lisa sizemore wrote:
i think the N word shouldn't be use llike that
And I think "use" shouldn't be used like that. Go back to English class.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#16 Jun 28, 2013
I think we should be able to say any word we want, anywhere, anytime as long as we have freedom of speech. That is not to say we can cause a problem by saying fire in a crowded theatre. Paula is the victim here of racial attacks.

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