Speakeasy forum: And when we run out of Nazis to hunt

by: Steven Haninger June 23, 2013 1:37 PM PDT

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And when we run out of Nazis to hunt

by Steven Haninger - 6/23/13 1:37 PM

we can switch our attention to those who have admitted to making racist remarks.

Paula Deen is toast

"The celebrity chef faced a barrage of criticism after the National Enquirer that Deen admitted to using the N-word in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit against her."

Apparently this damning information comes from an honest answer she gave during a deposition and refers to a time of 20 or more years ago. She used the "N" word. Where, why and in what context isn't stated and, I suppose, wouldn't make a difference.

And here she's also admitted to have been in on the planning of an old southern "plantation" style wedding featuring a black wait staff.

Deen, her brother and her company are being sued by a former employee who claims to have endured 5 years of offensive and discriminatory treatment. Five years? Why didn't she just quit? As for the wedding idea, I'd say that if she could find waiters who'd not be offended, why should anyone else complain?

I guess the message is that, if you're of the wrong color, be careful of what you admit to having said or done in the past regardless of how you think and act today. For some things, there is no forgiveness.

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