TO ME IT IS LAUGHABLE that folks are in an uproar over finding out that in a recent deposition/ lawsuit, famously rich southern celebrity chef, Paula Deen, is being accused of using the infamous N- word in the past  and she admits it!   Ha!  Please tell me who has not used the N word either privately, socially or has not heard it in a Black comic’s  monologue on stage?  Give me a break!  Lisa Jackson, a former employee at one of Deen’s restaurants where Deen’s brother, Earl ” Bubba” Hiers, is a co-owner, is accusing Bubba of racial discrimination and sexual harassment and Paula of using the word NIGGER!

PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT, because in thepaula3 deposition Deen admits that in the past, the southern cooking diva has used the word nigger or niggaz  in jokes, etc., folks are going to bring her multi-million dollar empire down to its knees and eventually drive her out of business!   According to one published report, she is quoted as saying “She does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable and she is looking forward to her day in court.”

WELL I SAY IF “DOG, The Bounty Hunter” show is back in business on cable, after the star was accused of using the N-word over and over because his daughter was involved with a black man, I say even though she has already been ‘axed’ by the Food Network, her and her bread will rise again somewhere…!  DEEN CLAIMS THAT IN ONE INCIDENT IN HER LIFE, WHEN  SHE was a teller years ago in a bank, a Black man with a gun burst into the bank and put that gun to her temple!   Obviously she survived, but when she described the incident to her husband, she used the N word.  I say if it had happened to a black teller, that person would have probably called that pistol-totin ‘ black man a n****, too!   BLACK FOLKS, WE CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!   At some point a white person is going to slip up or  intentionally use that word because they hear us use it all the time, either through rappers’ music and in comedy and our comedians!  Some of our comics use the N-word all the time and are forever pointing out white people in the audience in a negative light!  Is that right?!  Yet, a white comic better not make fun of  a black person in their act,  or they will be booed or belittled for having the nerve to say something about one of us!

HOW IRONIC that white people labeled us with the N word now we feel we have exclusive ownership and exclusive rights of this derogatory word and white people are not allowed to use it but we can.

I DO NOT APPROVE OF THIS WORD BEING USED BY ANYBODY AT ANYTIME!  But we all know we have used the word and black folks will still use a lot of sugar and butter in their soul food recipes! Yeah, I said it…Stella In The City!


About stellafoster

Stella Foster is a retired columnist writer who has contributed to the Chicago Sun-Times for 43 years. Well known for the trailblazing path she has created for other columnist writers and her fearlessness, candor, and strong principles while covering the most entertaining stories relating (but not limited) to, celebrities, community events, and black-on-black crime.

Posted on June 22, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Well Stella!

    Paula should bow down and kiss your feet for this blog. You know that the employee that is bringing the charges has for sur used the Ni…. word herself.

  2. It is amazing to me that the only outrage in all this is the use of the word nigger…yeah, I said it. What about the other accusations in the lawsuit which are far more offensive, oppressive, demeaning and demoralizing? People need to stop focusing on the sound bites the media provides and dig deeper to get the rest of the story. Paula’s apology is meaningless and she should just start practicing writing that check. She will be fortunate if she is not hit with a class action lawsuit by all her African American employees who have been subjected to the racist and complicit behavior of her, her family and upper level management staff over the years. And I hope African Americans do not continue to support her enterprise by patronizing her restaurants or any products she endorses.

  3. Stella, the N word does not scratch the surface in terms of the damage that racism is doing to the human family. Racism has the power to create unwritten/unspoken privileges for some and not for others. Those that receive the privilege have no incentive to denounce it and those that do not receive the privilege do not know how to cope with the maze of entanglement and as a result, “the band plays on”

  4. One thing I can say about you is that you are always fair and I love that about you! Paula should kiss your feet!

  5. I feel that NO other race besides black should say the N word. All I can do is speak for me. I wish a mutha f***a would. We already have racist behind our backs so we dam sure shouldn’t allow it in our face..
    I still like Paula, but if I hear her say the N word around me,I’ll shove several sticks of butter up her *ss.

  6. No, White people are now allowed to use it, too. Just go to a comedy club. You hear the “N” word, but none of the following. All of the one in this Wikipedia article are off limits these days — only the “N” word doesn’t seem to be. I think what happened to Deene is a step in the right direction. See:

  7. Rhonda Sanderson

    Well said!

  8. I am a white man….and don’t agree with you on this one. For me, hearing the N word is like nails on a blackboard. My sister lived in Washington North Carolina and outside Atlanta and for Southerners who grew up there it is no accident when they use the N word. I don’t like White Boy either. In the South many have never gotten over the Civil War and it is time they do!

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