Read the entire deposition. The case is about more than words. If the case hasn't value Wal-mart, Target, Food network, diabetic company Smith ham, QVC OR the Casino buffets wouldn't have dropped her. She has lost alot. I'm pleased that the companies listed have taken a stand against racism.
This is simply a case of political correctness in the extreme.
She just might come out ok in court.
Rev Small a well known Black Minister has a Deen supporting letter to the editor published in todays Savannah Morning News.
President Lyndon Johnson used the "N" word on Air Force One.
He said something like "We'll have those n____'s voting Democrat for the next two hundred years".
I've never been to her restaurant but I plan to do so soon.
No Tot, it's not. It's way more than that. Unfortunately for those who are still clinging the her using the N word, it's not about that and I just know what I can say to make you understand.
No one can justify racism or discrimination, if it happened it is wrong and there is no debate regarding that. However I am amused at the hypocrisy being demonstrated by Wal-Mart and Target. So they are dropping Deen for using the N word. Hmmmmm, are they now going to cease to sell all of their products that allow the N word to be said, such as CD's and video games? Probably not. Wal-Mart and Target if you are going to take a stand on the N word, then be consistent and stop carrying all of these vulgar products that use the N word but also dehumanize women and often times promote criminal behavior. Oh but wait, I forgot these are just games and songs. Give me a break...it is as you said ToT this is simply political correctness. Wal-mart and Target could care less about that word, they are concerned with "looking good"...oh and also continuing to make that all-might dollar.
PoliticsNation if you look at a Yahoo story that was just released about an hour ago, "Paula Deen Dropped By Sears, KMart" by Tim Molloy you will see that the above listed businesses and now Sears and KMart dropped Deen for primarily using the N word. However, Sears and KMart did give an example of their hypocrisy in that they did say they would "continue to evaluate the situation." In layman terms I believe that means when the controversy dies down, they will bring dear old Paula back. Why because if they can make up some ground on King Wal-Mart, they will. As I said above it all comes down to the all-mighty dollar...and that is why hypocrisy reeks from Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, and now KMart. If they truly cared about the N word they would stop selling the CDs and video games that glorify its usage.
it is important to keep in mind that it is the impact not the intent. The law states that when cases like this are being litigated it is common practice to interpret as how a "reasonble" person would interpret the remark. Although the use of the N word is and always be offensive it should be viewed that way from both ethnicities. Bottom line if you can the N word if you are one ethnicity then it should be interpreted as what is good for the goose is good for the gander. If the N word offends you then it should not be used in any pretext. I dont condone what Mrs. Dean has done however, would a reasonable person feel that it was done out of pure malice. I think not, she made a mistake and should be allowed to move on.
I've never really cottoned to Paula, (see previous posts as to why) she may pull herself out of this one or maybe not.
What gets me is Martha Stewart, convicted felon for insider stock shenanigans. She's on tv most every day like nothing happened. This woman conspired to rip off millions of dollars, was incarcerated, and is none the worse off for it.
I don't like Paula, but I do firmly believe in second chances.
What amazes me is that Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Maher has both come out in support of Paula Deen.
Reverend Al Sharpton spoke out on the controversy surrounding Paula Deen, saying she should be held accountable for acts committed now and not those committed 20 years ago.
Pastor Gregory A. Tyson Sr., an African-American pastor at First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Savannah, also came to Deen's defense. He told local station WTOC the chef is a friend to him and to the black community. Using the N-word, he posits, does not automatically make her a racist.
PoliticsNation, maybe you should take a lesson from Al Sharpton. Of course you probably have never sinned or said anything racist in your life.
A lot of us have in the past said things we have regretted saying years ago. Instead of basing judgment on Deen’s comments, some of which are decades old, Sharpton suggested that the public wait to see what the court concludes about her more recent actions. “I think she has a lawsuit now about activities now whether they were discriminatory and whether or not she’s engaged in things now,” he said. “It’s not about her past. And whether or not she’s regained [her dignity and her brand—I don’t know. They’re still in litigation.
Pennys has dumped PD
It amazes me how the same people who preach to the world to "Move on" or "Lean Forward" will reach back into someone's distant past to persecute them.
Another Blow for Paula..
Paula Deen's New Testament,' Upcoming Cookbook, Dropped By Publisher Ballantine Books this afternoon.
For the record-I forgave Paula the day the news came out. However, there are consequences for actions, good or bad.I'm a very forgiving person-I cant afford not to forgive because God forgives me daily.
A very special close friend said to me a couple of years ago one of the most profound statements I've ever heard.
She said "You know God invented forgiveness because he knew that there would be times when we all need a little of it".
Her publisher may have dropped her but Paula Deen has the #1 and #2 best selling books on Amazon.com.