Recipe for Racism: Why Paula Deen Shouldn’t Get A Pass

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  • Now that Southern soul food maven Paula Deen has shown her true colors, the only question is how much her multimillion-dollar cooking empire will suffer. A discrimination suit filed by Lisa Jackson, a White former manager at one of Deen’s restaurants made little news until the deposition became public this week.

    In it, Deen admits that she has tolerated racist jokes, used the “n”word, is OK with her brother showing pornographic content to coworkers at their restaurants and once imagined giving him a “Southern-themed” wedding that would have had Black waiters dressed in pre-Civil War attire. In other words, one that would have hearkened back to those good old Confederacy days when Black folks were, you know, slaves. Do we even have to mention that said brother, Earl Hiers, is best known by the nickname Bubba?

    Although there are undoubtedly some Black folks who will shrug off Deen’s easygoing racism, there are others who prefer not to indulge in collard greens with a side of ignorance. Twitter, which is dominated by a vocal African-American community, has already weighed in re-naming some of Deen’s signature dishes with more appropriate titles.  (One example: “Massa-roni and Cheese.”)

    It was easy to believe that Ann Coulter, in a story that also surfaced this week, refused to board a plane because the pilot was a black woman, since Coulter makes little effort to hide her white-privileged, racist thinking. (Despite that, the story is not true.) But for someone like the telegenic Deen, who has worked with, fed, and interacted with Black people for years, it’s much harder to see her as a card-carrying racist. But let’s not get it twisted. She is.

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    15 thoughts on “Recipe for Racism: Why Paula Deen Shouldn’t Get A Pass

      • I SAID she was white, when I repeated white it was a typo and I think you understood the typo. Why make an issue out of a typo. You should have directed your comment at the writer instead of at me.

    1. Is this the big blue eyed lady who invited Oprah and Gail over for a tea and sleepover and had them sleeping in the maids quarters overnight?

    2. I’m glad her mask was ripped off and her true self is now exposed. She will keep a lot of her white supporters but if black people continue to make her richer then shame on them.

    3. A Guest House. How many people OWN a GUEST HOUSE? That’s pretty fancy in my words.
      As for Paula Deen using the N-Word, BLACK PEOPLE need to look at this matter a little closer.

      Blacks use this profanity towards other blacks all the time. When I was a child in the ’60′s & ’70′s, black people were self-conscience about using the N-word in the present of non-blacks. Today, this profanity is tossed around all kinds of people like a bowl of salad. Non-blacks in many cases are really embarrass when they hear black people refer to other black people as … NIGGERS!

    4. Dang I had some good ones

      The Real House Slaves of Mississippi
      So You Think You Can Run From Massa
      Celebrity Slave Swap
      Slave Idol
      Say Yes To The Slave Dress
      Air Slave Airlines
      Hot Buttered Slaves
      The Midnight Slave Train to Georgia
      Carnival Cruise Slave Ship Line
      Dancing with the Slaves

      Mass told me to “turn off the lights I’m coming in your cabin”. Sing to the tune of Teddy Pendergrass
      Let’s whip the last slaves tonighttttttttt-Sing to the tune of Donna Summer

      • Absolutely too funny and tragic because if some of these new age bigots could have these shows become a reality they would.

    5. An Ode to Our Favorite Southern gal, Paula Deen entitled, “When Southern Chefs Go Bad”.

      Paula Deen, Paula Deen… have you no clue?
      You used the “N” word and exclaimed “what did I do?”
      You thought you were cute with your sly southern wit
      You had no regrets then, huh? Not one little bit!
      But now your big ass has been called out and it has caused such a fuss
      I thought we told y’all racist crackaz stop fuggin’ wit us!
      Oh Paula Deen, Paula DEEN… child, you are oh so misguided!
      And now you sit and wonder why your career has been blighted?
      As you can see, my southern belle… fat and fluffy as a hen
      It will be a cold day in hell before the south rises again!
      Your apology today was so pathetic and so lame
      I expected much more from such a “fine southern dame”
      You tried SO hard to be genuine, so veritable and true
      Without the faintest notion that it’s not about YOU!
      We could care less about your family’s belief that all should be defended
      It’s about the people who helped create you, whom you so viciously offended
      So in closing, Ms. Deen, I hope you have learned
      It’s been on the backs of many colored folk by which your fortunes have been earned
      Bite your tongue next time, Ms. Deen… don’t let that “N” word slip!
      Lest one day you find yourself on the wrong end of a whip!!!

    6. Let us not forget that when Oprah and gail went to stay with Paula, they had to sleep in the GUEST HOUSE. I am sure they would have liked to stay in her 10 room house!

    7. America has short term memory loss. I saw her t.v. show a couple of times and I determined by her actions and her ways that she was nasty and racist. On a Christmas special she had made enough food for an army, then went outside for a group of black children from a home could sing Christmas carols and then she mentioned how they are underprivileged. She went back inside and sat at her table and ate- while those kids sat outside singing looking hungry. Other statements she has made leave only the deaf in the dark about her being racist. I say she is nasty because she licks the spoon and puts it back into the food. She licks her fingers and sticks them back into the food she is cooking to serve other people. She does not use a tasting spoon just everyone puts their hands into the pots like it is OK- that is nasty.

      • She’s very nasty. I sent an e-mail to the Food Nework about her licking the spoon and sticking her fingers in the food. They never responded.

    8. up to I looked at the bank draft which was of $6802, I have faith …that…my mom in-law woz like they say actualy bringing in money in there spare time on their apple labtop.. there sisters roommate haz done this 4 less than eleven months and resently took care of the dept on their condo and got a new Chevrolet. this is where I went,………

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