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Glad you're taking AA studies Miss Ashley!

the Uncle Tom reference came from his not seeming to mind Paula referring to his skin color as black as midnight or minding her telling him to move from in front of the black board because no one can see him

that was not harmless, colorless humour and to pander to it repeatedly (this can not be the first nor last time) must be eroding his healthy sense of parity with whiteness

The use of the word was in defense of afrocentricity so from that perspective, no harm done 

The same can not be said of Paula Deen's antics of late, nor this man's complicity.   Like I said, if he wasn't aware or didn't feel he had enough backing to do something about it ... he has some help now




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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

Im jus zsayin the word aint neva been a complimentry world in my relm it dun mean friend or nutting...i know blk folk who say it and ive set it but the meanin was still th same.I dun feel bad for buala about this or nuttin sh*t happens if ya white ad  u choose to say it be ready for the heat dat comes  i dun give a sh!t. i know da history ...which is why i see it az i do... but i honestly dont care... i really should but i dont cauze mf'as gonna be who they are. i can cook so paula being gone aint faizinme

I read this in a slurred voice before I read your second post. LOLLOLBeer
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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

Im jus zsayin the word aint neva been a complimentry world in my relm it dun mean friend or nutting...i know blk folk who say it and ive set it but the meanin was still th same.I dun feel bad for buala about this or nuttin sh*t happens if ya white ad  u choose to say it be ready for the heat dat comes  i dun give a sh!t. i know da history ...which is why i see it az i do... but i honestly dont care... i really should but i dont cauze mf'as gonna be who they are. i can cook so paula being gone aint faizinme




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Even more BS.Stern Smile

When Paula Deen Tried To Cook A ‘Sambo Burger’


Hunter Walker

Last month’s taped deposition in which celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted she has used the N word and hoped to have a “very southern style wedding” with an all-black waitstaff for her brother isn’t the first time the Food Network host has frankly discussed her evolving views on race with a unique mix of self-reflection and obliviousness.

In her 2006 memoir “It Ain’t All About The Cookin’,” while describing her early experiences with race, Deen wrote at length about growing up in the segregated South. Among her recollections was an incident from her youth where she hit a black girl “with a bolo bat” and the girl’s mother wound up in jail. She also wrote about a time later in her life when she attempted to make a “Sambo burger” on her TV show and had to be dissuaded by producers.

Update: June 21, 2013, 6:36 PM

In the book, Deen, who was born in 1947, frankly wrote about her youth in Albany, Ga., where she “never thought” about the fact she was living “in the mix of what was fixin’ to be a huge social change.”

“It was happening right under our noses: our local African-Americans were claimin’ their right for fair and equal treatment and some white folks were inspired to rethink old ways,” wrote Deen. “Still, I hardly noticed.”

Deen described having regrets about the way she treated some of the black people she encountered as a child. The recollections are candid, but perhaps more revealing than Deen knew or intended.

In one passage, she detailed a particularly troubling experience she had at the age of 10 with a “real nice black woman” who “often babysat” her and that woman’s child:

“This one day she had brought her little girl to work, and that child had many big, fat blisters on her hand, probably from helping out her momma. Something about those blisters just attracted me and I remember hitting those little hands with a bolo bat, and it busted her blisters good. It was pretty satisfying.

I don’t know why I did it. I have a hard time thinking I did it out of meanness. But her mother—I can’t remember if she slapped me across the face or she spanked me or both—but either way, now I know I sure had it comin’.

Well, still I was heartbroken and I went running to find my Grandmother Paul and Granddaddy and my momma. And my granddaddy had the woman arrested for hitting me. The little black girl’s momma went to jail.

All this time it’s bothered me.

It was me who deserved to be sittin’ in that jail for breaking a little black girl’s blisters in 1957.”

Though she said she and her family felt like the civil rights movement “didn’t have nothin’ to do with us,” Deen said she did have some black friends as a child.

“I played with the kids of the black women who took care of me and they were my friends,” she wrote.

In her book, Deen was introspective at times, such as when she recalled seeing segregated buildings.

“Remembering now, it just shocks me,” she said of Jim Crow. “I’m plain horrified that things could have been that way and I was so blind I didn’t get that it was wrong.”

According to Deen, the senior class of her high school was “the first class in our neck of the woods to be integrated.” Though Deen said, as far as she knew, “no one harassed” the “five black girls” who entered her class, she also noted “no one was particularly tight with them either.” In the memoir, Deen described regretting that she did not do more to welcome the black women into her school:

“I felt a little sorry for them, but you know why? For all the wrong reasons. I felt their families had to have been paid or somethin’ to convince them to put their girls in such a hard position—the only black girls in our all-white school. My parents wouldn’t have put me in an all-black school. I’m so embarrassed and ashamed to admit it to y’all that I thought that. Those families were pioneers. They were so effin’ brave. … The five girls hard to be majorly lonely. … I so wish I could take back my actions then. If I could do it all over, I’d have dragged them all into cheerleadin’, I’d have shared my lunches with them, I’d have held them to my heart.”

Along with these incidents from her youth, Deen also wrote with a surprising lack of self-awareness about a situation that occurred after she began her television career when she wanted to make a recipe she called the “Sambo Burger” on her show:

“I’ll never forget the day I was doing hamburgers, and I was cookin’ what ended up being called a Beau Burger, which was topped with a fried egg. Actually I wanted to call it a Sambo Burger. It came about when this motorcycle-driving, long-haired lawyer named Sam told me about his favorite little hamburger joint owned by a guy named Beau. When Sam was out tooling along on his cycle, he’d stop off for the best burger in town, topped with a fried egg, some melted cheese, a load of grilled onions—out of this world! One day, Sam was on my set because we were doing a show about motorcycles, and we were standin’ around talking about these burgers and I told him, ‘Sam I am going to do that burger on the show. We’ll call it after you—the Sambo Burger. You know—Sam, Beau. Sounds great, doesn’t it?’”Ermm

Deen claimed her producers forced her to rename the burger.

“My producers said no—I had to find another name, because some people associated the name with an old children’s book that was insulting to black people,” wrote Deen. “So we called it a Beau.”

Since Wednesday,when the deposition Deen gave was first reported on by the National Enquirer, the celebrity chef has been under fire. She recorded the deposition as part of a discrimination suit filed by a former employee of one of the restaurants she owns. The employee, Lisa Jackson, claimed she was subjected to racist and sexist behavior by Deen’s brother, who runs the restaurant and is suing Deen, her companies, and her brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers. Lawyers for Deen and Hiers, denied the allegations, which include black employees being forced to use separate restrooms and entrances.

On Friday, Deen released a video statement addressing the deposition.

“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done. I want to learn and grow from this,” said Deen. “Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally totally unacceptable. I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way, but I beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners. I beg for your forgiveness. Please forgive me for the mistakes I’ve made.”

On Friday, Deen’s publicist and the network did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the excerpts from her book.

Late Update: The Food Network announced Friday afternoon that it “will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month.”

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Edited by carolina cutie - Jun 23 2013 at 1:57am
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thanks CC 

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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

RickyR & ladybird just saved someone from spending gas money to go to the library. Y'all have been thanked.

Not everyone believes in this appropriation.  It has nothing to do with reading a book, so don't try to insult Ashley's intellect because she does not believe in a certain philosophy.

That said it pains me when I hear black people call themselves the n-word and I am also offended by the frequent use of coon on the forum.  These are words  that were used on my ancestors as they had their humanity stripped from them.  As far as I am concerned using it is disrespectful to  not only the black user but also to our forefathers. 

As for Paula Deen-  She is as racist as I would expect a white Southern woman of her age to be.  It seems she is also not too clever since she was so open with it.  Most of them would have at least kept it at home.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Even more BS.Stern Smile

When Paula Deen Tried To Cook A ‘Sambo Burger’

 ‘Sam I am going to do that burger on the show. We’ll call it after you—the Sambo Burger. You know—Sam, Beau. Sounds great, doesn’t it?’”Ermm

Deen claimed her producers forced her to rename the burger.

“My producers said no—I had to find another name, because some people associated the name with an old children’s book that was insulting to black people,” wrote Deen. “So we called it a Beau.


She knew what the fCensoredk was up!! She just assumed that they'd let her do it. Rancid butter bit!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Xamaycana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 23 2013 at 2:39am
Seems Paula has been showing her racist behind for a long time. What she did to that little girl was just pure evil!  She's not even just racist from ignorance like I though, but a plain mean racist who would beat slaves for sport.
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Originally posted by Xamaycana Xamaycana wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

RickyR & ladybird just saved someone from spending gas money to go to the library. Y'all have been thanked.

Not everyone believes in this appropriation.  It has nothing to do with reading a book, so don't try to insult Ashley's intellect because she does not believe in a certain philosophy.

That said it pains me when I hear black people call themselves the n-word and I am also offended by the frequent use of coon on the forum.  These are words  that were used on my ancestors as they had their humanity stripped from them.  As far as I am concerned using it is disrespectful to  not only the black user but also to our forefathers. 

As for Paula Deen-  She is as racist as I would expect a white Southern woman of her age to be.  It seems she is also not too clever since she was so open with it.  Most of them would have at least kept it at home.
You don't have to believe in re-appropriation because it will still be true whether you believe in it or not.

I suggested reading because the reasoning behind there being a double standard in saying the n-word by whites and blacks is easily explained in books. Once a person reads about it, they should be able to understand why there is a difference and more outrage/offense at a white person calling a black person n*gger versus hearing a black man on the street address a friend 'what's up my n* '.


Ricky, I was gone at the story about the little girl and the blisters. like wtf?!Angry


Edited by carolina cutie - Jun 23 2013 at 2:57am
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