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View Diary: Why Paula Deen's Racism Matters: Black Dignity Versus White Fantasies (42 comments)

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  •  She doesn't think it's ok. But the language is (3+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick, nellgwen, sethtriggs

    only one part of it.  The other is the essence of the lawsuit, in which she was deposed.  She is being sued for creating a hostile work environment for one of her African-American, female employees.  So her use of the n-word, along with requests for black waiters for her brother Bubba's "plantation wedding" are presented as evidence in the case.

    The case is being tried in the court of public opinion as well.  That court is far from perfect, as Paula is beginning to learn.  A little humility and a little less explanation for her behavior would probably serve her well right now.

    I don't want to pile on with other issues.  No need.  The issue here is creating a hostile work environment.  

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