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Old 07-07-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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I love how you just lumped a whole group/region of people together to insult them as a whole, all the while complaining about racism. And who's the idiot?

Paula Deen like the rest of America is tired of walking on eggshells about everything in fear of being called a racist. If anyone is offended, let them go crawl into a cave and cry about it. We're sick of it.
I find it interesting there are some who revel in being offensive & disrespectful.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Who cares, why is this news?

If someone would actually be offended by this or see any racism in this, they're an idiot. The whole race card thing is getting old and played out. Pretty soon, the brown crayon will be considered a form of racism and be banned from Crayola.

First of all she's not even the one who posted the 4-year old pic. Sadly, she overreacted and jumped on the bandwagon to fire her social media director (Yes, people, celebs hire staff to tweet, post, chat, etc.).

Notwithstanding the fact that Desi Arnaz had skin as light as Lucy's, this is no big deal--except for those who wake up every day and look for something to be offended about.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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I think "southerners" have a better understanding of "racism" than you do. Here is the actual definition of racism:

Now please tell me in what way Paula Deen is being racist. You can say this is offensive, but it is not racism. BTW, at best she is mocking a popular and culturally significant television show and it's famous symbolism. How is that any different from dozens of satirical sketches that happen every day in the name of "satire".
She's free to do what she wants but she's incredibly stupid to even go near that after her debacle.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I find it interesting there are some who revel in being offensive & disrespectful.


Well stop it then. No need for you to be that way.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Some may say, no big deal, who cares, why's this news, yada yada yada. But obviously, based on her past, a not so smart thing to do in my opinion.

https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/ce...155831293.html
Some black actors made themselves white girls for a movie, I forget the name, but the movie was funny.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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The whole race card thing is getting old and played out.
Wait. Did the world suddenly change and racism ended? Talking about the real topic of racism is not playing the "race card."

As a white person (I'm assuming), you have the benefit of not having to consider race on an almost daily basis.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Wait. Did the world suddenly change and racism ended? Talking about the real topic of racism is not playing the "race card."

As a white person (I'm assuming), you have the benefit of not having to consider race on an almost daily basis.
Yeah, Racist here, Racist there, Racist are everywhere!!!!

Everything and everyone is a racist.

Is that better?
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I find it interesting there are some who revel in being offensive & disrespectful.
you lumped southerners into a group of a bunch of racists and now you are calling me offensive and disrespectful for calling you out on it?
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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She's free to do what she wants but she's incredibly stupid to even go near that after her debacle.
This happened in 2011, nearly four years ago during a Halloween party for her cooking show. It happened a full two years BEFORE she went through the scandal with her former restaurant employees accusing her of being a racist. This is NOT a NEW thing she just did last week.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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Wait. Did the world suddenly change and racism ended? Talking about the real topic of racism is not playing the "race card."

As a white person (I'm assuming), you have the benefit of not having to consider race on an almost daily basis.
As a white guy trying to keep track of my ism's, wouldn't this be ethnicism or born in Cuba-ism, not racism
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