I've been watching the circus surrounding Paula Deen. What is with you American people?
Men (and women) can rape and pillage the American people by stealing their money and ruining the economy and nothing happens to them. Corporations can ruin the environment and poison our fish and they go unpunished. But someone says a debatably inappropriate word in who knows what context and the entire wrath of the media and the scorn of loud America comes down on them.
So Paula Deen used the N-word. Big deal. I can turn on BET every night and here it 100 times an hour. And people laugh. I can walk down some neighbourhoods and hear people calling each other the N-word as if it's a term of endearment. Nothing wrong there.
What I am seeing in this controversy is a proverbial stick with which a certain segment of the population gets to continually bash another segment of the population. It's now 2013. It's time that Black America and those who sympathize with it move on. Let's focus more on the poverty and high incarceration rates that plague that demographic; a population more defined by economic conditions than racial ones.
So Paula Deen used the N-word in the past. Well, from what I've read, she's a Democrat with some very powerful Black friends (Celebrities' Political Affiliations - Paula Deen (Democrat)). She's a chef for Pete's sake...let her cook. I think the public outcry is overblown. Move on America.
For those who can't access the link above, this it the text:
US Weekly - Celebrities' Political Affiliations
Paula Deen (Democrat)
The Food Network star campaigned for Obama back in 2008, and invited his wife Michelle to cook with her during an episode of Paula's Party. Later, she said she "just loved" being around the First Lady, and praised her platform: encouraging kids and young adults to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise.