I’ve never met walking-talking cartoon character Paula Deen, but after her public (in court testimony lawyers, so don’t come sniffing around my pen) admission to using the N-word in the past (in a legal matter revolving around claims of racist treatment, no less), I’m not sure I’d enjoy the experience.
It just seems that the more she tries to clean up her mess, the deeper she gets. Aint’ that rich?
paula deen cake (Photo credit: bunchofpants)
First she admits to using the racial epithet made famous through hundreds of years of racism in American society, then bails on an interview to supposedly explain, then reappears later when it becomes clear she stands to lose millions upon millions if she blows it off a second time.
Then in her “Today Show” appearance where she shows up, she seems okay and then starts blaming it on “young people,” and then begs people who judge her to go ahead and throw a proverbial stone right at her.
Gotta wonder how the lawsuit could go after this….
Is Paula Deen a racist? Who can say, but in my humble widdle opinion, if a woman uses the “N” word, admits to doing so in a court of law while being sued for discriminatory practices (no less), you have to wonder.
It certainly doesn’t help the billionaire celebrity chef/restaurant owner that she begged for forgiveness on YouTube, then took it down, scheduled an appearance on the Today show to explain herself and bailed, then tweeted about the wonders of watermelons and then took that down. So much for sincerity, huh?
Somehow Zimmerman’s wealthy and connected father (a former judge himself) was (I’m guessing) able to pull some strings behind the scenes or someone caved. Of course this is just my opinion as a former probation officer and mediator, but how do you think a jury of five white women and one hispanic will judge Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin? How did they get away with such an unbalanced jury?
My guess is that only the lawyers know what deals were cut behind closed doors, but it appears to me that the verdict can already be read and we already know what it will read – not guilty.
It’s a beautiful thing to see diversity, of course, and it’s even more encouraging to see the first black Ms. Israel.
Can’t call her “African-American” because she’s not, and you can’t really call her a Black Jew (but I guess you technically could if you wanted to use a kind of racist moniker).
English: Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean sea in the background, in Rishon LeZion. עברית: דגל ישראל בראשון לציון (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yityish Aynaw is actually of Ethiopian descent, but her story and victory is nonetheless (and some would say that her story is even all the more positive because of her journey) encouraging.
We won’t go into her story here, but it’s a news worthy story that the first black Ms. Israel has been announced. She is attractive, smart, and humble and deserving of the all the opportunity she gets.