Ya know, I watched a bit done by Chris Rock a few years ago wherein he asked
what the big deal was about using the "n-word." He reasoned, "We all
use it on each other as a point of conversation." He followed that up with
"Besides that, they (whites) are the ones who made up the word in the first
place! We use words they invented but we won't let them use 'em. Is
that [messed] up or what?"I had a black roommate from Bay City
some time ago. It took some getting used to listening to him talk about his
"nigs" all the time (referring to his other black friends) but it was
just a little refreshing to discover that not everybody is SO touchy and just
looking for a reason to be offended at any opportunity that presents itself.Did Paula Deen exhibit poor taste/low class when making racial comments
so long ago? Sure. Is it worthy of destroying her current livelihood for it? Not
even close. Are any of her former sponsors guilty of the same offense? Almost
certainly. Perhaps we should boycott them based on their ancient history, too.
I personally think this has gone too far. it is part of history and if you look
up the definition, it is not only describing black people but all races. i
agree walmart and target sold pull all of their products because you know some
american ceo some time said something negative about an asian ceo and vice vera.
i am sick of all the politically correct bull going on.
If a black person can say a word, so can a white person.It's
racist to suggest only certain races can use certain words
If the N word is offensive to blacks why do they calls themselves that all the
time you hear it in rap music especially. Personally I do not like the word. But
if Walmart and Target etc are going to pull this ladies products from their
shelves. They better pull thr 85% of the rap music, Hip Hop music for saying
that word. I wish people could learn to express themselves with out profanity or
offensive names, including the line: that's so gay, I do not support
homosexuality but I do treat people with respect.
I think this whole situation has gotten ridiculous. She said these things many
years ago and has apologized. What do they want? Blood?Having said
that, I must admit that I do think it is odd that none of her friends or fellow
chefs have come forward to defend her. I do think that's odd. Many of her
fans have supported her, but I haven't heard of any personal friends or
colleagues that are speaking up for her.