Personally I think Paula Deen should have been fired from The Food Network long ago – not because of her racist tirades, but because all of her food is made with high cholesterol, high sodium, butter, fried bullshit. No healthy man should ever sit at a dinner table if Paula’s the chef. She makes food that would kill a horse.
This Paula character has been trying to save her public image by claiming that she’s not racist and hasn’t used the ‘N-word’ in more than thirty years. When Paula Deen says, “I’m not racist,” I don’t think she’s purposefully lying. I know that she’s racist, but I don’t actually think she understands the definition of racism because it’s so engrained in the southern culture that it’s become the norm. There are still KKK groups in the south. There are people who show opposition to integrating high-school proms in Georgia. There are one-thousand and one reasons to not want to live as a minority in the south.
Paula Deen is the victim of her southern culture. She is not an openly mean person. She’s not out to get minorities. But I do think she’s lying about her usage of the ‘N-word.’
Whether you are a White or Black southerner, it’s impossible to say the ‘N-word’ less than two times per week. The ‘N-word’ has diseased the southern rhetoric to the point where people down there don’t even notice when they say it. It’s similar to how a teenage girl says the word ‘like’ every 15 seconds. It just slips off the lips.
“Like, this guy was totally into me. And I was, like, no way because he was too ugly. And then he complimented my hair, and I was like, maybe I like this guy, you know?…”
That was an everyday teenage girl talking. Take that same sentence, and every time she says the word ‘guy’ replace it with the ‘N-word’, and that’s how an everyday southern granny talks.
Compared to residents outside the Bible Belt, Paula Deen is definitely racist. But compared to her fellow southerners, she’s a saint. There are much worse people who are aggressively anti-minorities in the south – who picket and pray that immigrants would leave their country. This is how people from the south are raised. The real problem is the culture, not an individual like Paula.
If only southerners had the same life lesson as I did with the ‘N-word,’ they wouldn’t dare say it again….
When I was 11 years old, I said the ‘N-word’ to a Black kid in a soccer game who was dominating me. The entire game he fouled me, stripped the ball multiple times, outran me, and the whole time he probably had a bigger penis than me. I got frustrated and said the ‘N-word’ to him like the ignorant child that I was. Within five minutes of saying that word, that Black kid tackled me violently, broke my ankle, and gave me a very good reminder of why I should never say the ‘N-word’ again.
I’m not saying that we should break Paula Deen’s ankle – and I know there are more racist people out there than this cute, pudgy, grandma – but I’m happy to see that the media is making an example of a very deep southern problem.
Maybe the bigger problem is that The Food Network has the idiocy to air a show which promotes terribly unhealthy food. Racism won’t kill a Black man, but the crap that Paula Deen cooks most certainly will.