Black People : Paula Deen has job openings for blk men at her wedding

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  1. Kadijah

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    In a three-hour deposition attached to a 2012 lawsuit, 66-year-old Paula Deen reportedly served up a heaping helping of racism to a video camera and some slack-jawed attorneys. Deen co-owns a restaurant with her brother, who has been accused of racism and sexual harassment. According to a story in the National Enquirer, when asked if she used the N-word, Deen answered, "Yes, of course," and when asked if she told racist jokes, she reportedly answered, "It's just what they are — they’re jokes … most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks … I can't determine what offends another person." Deen’s alleged outrageous behavior isn't limited to disgusting remarks; the same story reports she said she'd dreamed up the idea of black men playing the roles of slaves at a wedding party.
     
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    I didn't see this thread before I started another on the same topic. :oops:
     
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    The cooking show host is currently embroiled in a million dollar lawsuit over racist behavior at her Savannah restaurant. Deen and her brother Bubba allegedly threw around the N-word and told racist and sexist jokes that, so far, she doesn’t deny. But then she said something about wanting to hire black cater waiters to act as slaves at a Southern wedding, and she replied:
    “The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War… It was not only black men, it was black women I would say they were slaves.”
    http://colorlines.com/archives/2013...inner_party_involves_black_slave_waiters.html
     
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    It is as I have always said: White people LOVE the "romance" that was slavery.
     
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    I just posted a thread too. opps. :lol:






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    Things have gotten a little uncomfortable for the queen of comfort food.
    Paula Deen, currently mired in scandal over revelations that she has used racial slurs in the past, was a no-show for a scheduled interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY Friday.
    “We had arranged to do an interview with Paula Deen, it had been going on, the discussions about that interview, throughout the day yesterday with her people,” Lauer said in the show’s opening. “I spoke to her late afternoon on the phone yesterday and we talked about the fact that it would be an open and candid discussion, no holds barred.” Later, Lauer added, “She told me at one point… ‘I don’t know how to be anything but honest.’”
    Lauer said the Savannah, Ga.-based Food Network star flew to New York last night for the interview, but that her team later said she was “exhausted.”
    “And this morning, although we have not spoken to her — she has not called us — her publicity people have told us she’s exhausted and will not be showing up,” Lauer explained.
    This is just the latest troubling incident for Deen, who made national headlines this week after details emerged from a May 17 deposition in which she admitted using racial slurs.
    A lawsuit filed last year against her and her brother Bubba Hiers by Lisa Jackson, a former manager of a restaurant owned by the siblings, alleged that employees there faced a hostile work environment. Deen and Hiers deny wrongdoing, according to court records.
    Jackson alleged that while Deen was planning her brother’s 2007 wedding, she said of the waitstaff, “Well what I would really like is a bunch of little [N-words] to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties...now that would be a true Southern wedding, wouldn't it?"
    According to the transcript of the deposition, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Deen denied using the N-word in that instance, but acknowledged that she had used it in other cases, such as when she was held up at gunpoint in the 1980s and later used the word to describe the robber to her husband.
    "But that's just not a word that we use as time has gone on," Deen said. "Things have changed since the '60s in the South. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do."

    The rationalization doesn’t sit well with critics and many in the public, who lampooned Deen on Twitter beginning Wednesday with the hashtag #PaulasBestDishes, the name of her Food Network show. Tweets used the tag along with satirical names for recipes such as "Massa-Roni and Cheese," "Lettuce From a Birmingham Jail" and "Key Lynch Pie."
    “She insulted the present-day South and the decent people in it,” wrote TIME’s TV critic James Poniewozik. “She insulted the fans who wanted to like her food and TV shows and not be embarrassed; and she insulted the home-and-hospitality culture she purports to stand up for.”
    The Food Network has issued a statement on the matter, saying the channel "does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion. We will continue to monitor the situation."
    Willliam Franklin, Deen’s attorney, also issued a statement, saying, "Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable.”
    This isn’t the first controversy Deen has been embroiled in. In 2012, the Southern star revealed to TODAY that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years earlier, while simultaneously announcing that she had an endorsement deal with Novo-Nordisk, the pharmaceutical company that makes her diabetes medication — all while continuing to promote her brand of rich comfort cooking.
    As a result, she faced serious backlash from the public as well as criticism from other celebrity chefs, most notably Anthony Bourdain, who summed up the sentiment tweeting, “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later."
    Despite Deen's no-show on Friday, TODAY anchor Al Roker said he hoped she would ultimately come back to speak out on the controversy.
    “She’s been on the show so many times, she’s a friend of the show — we consider her a friend,” Roker said. "We would hope she would reconsider, because she really needs to address this.”
    Lauer also tweeted Friday morning, "Hoping to get more on the Paula Deen situation soon. Very confusing."




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    What is up?! TWO people posted this article AFTER I did? Wow!

    Or maybe great (hmmm... and not so great) minds think alike! :lol:
     
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    :SuN020: her income needs to take a hit…...
     
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    I even did a SEARCH to see if anyone had posted it and nothing popped up. But then again, I wasn't wearing my glasses and it was quite late at night when I posted my thread. :sleeping: lol
     
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    "Despite Deen's no-show on Friday, TODAY anchor Al Roker said he hoped she would ultimately come back to speak out on the controversy. “She’s been on the show so many times, she’s a friend of the show — we consider her a friend,” Roker said. "We would hope she would reconsider, because she really needs to address this.”
     
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