PAULA DEEN IN A RACIAL STEW
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 the 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!
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!