Monday, June 24, 2013
What N word did Paula Dean use in the past?
Jessie Jackson uses N word to describe obama
While the social media lynch mob rubbed its gleeful hands together at first, a groundswell of support now seems to be emerging, rallying behind the celeb chef, who has rescheduled last week's nixed Today show appearance for Wednesday.
Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N word'
Celebrity chef Paula Deen denies she's ever told racial jokes, but she did acknowledge using the "N word," according to her deposition in a lawsuit.
A former manager at Deen's restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, is suing her and her brother for sexual and racial harassment.
LIsa T. Jackson's lawsuit alleges that Deen and Bubba Hier committed numerous acts of violence, discrimination and racism that resulted in the end of her five-year employment at Deen's Lady & Sons and Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House eateries in Savannah.
Deen's lawyer called the allegations false.
"Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable," her lawyer, Bill Franklin said. "She is looking forward to her day in court."
Her company issued a statement Thursday saying Deen used the epithet, but in a "quite different time" in American history.
"She was born 60 years ago when America's South had schools that were segregated, different bathrooms, different restaurants and Americans rode in different parts of the bus. This is not today."
The language in question was revealed recently as part of a deposition of Deen by Jackson's lawyers in May.
Jackson lawyer: "Miss Deen, have you told racial jokes?"
Deen: "No, not racial."
Jackson lawyer: "Have you ever used the 'N word' yourself?"
Deen: "Yes, of course."
Deen testified that she probably used the racial slur when talking to her husband about "when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head."
"I didn't feel real favorable towards him," she said, referring to the robber.
Jackson lawyer: "Have you used it since then?"
Deen: "I'm sure I have, but it's been a very long time."
Deen said she couldn't remember other contexts in which she used the slur, but "maybe in repeating something that was said to me."
"But that's just not a word that we use as time has gone on," she 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."
(Black people use the N word when they speak to each other sometimes. I have had a black person use the N word when talking to me. There is a double standard in that its seems black people can use the N word at will but only black people.
If the N word was "buried" by black people it has been dug up again by them because it is still used by them, but its ok for them to use it right?) Story Reports
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