In recent days we have had more than a few AATTPers tell us they are just THROUGH with us because we’ve “attacked” the beloved, and apparently infallible to some, Southern cooking sensation, Paula Deen. Most of these folks say something along the lines of, “All Paula did was say the ‘N’ word 20 years ago! Stop being so harsh and judgmental and leave her alone!”
Au contraire. We ran across an article by Mr. Daryl K. Washington on BlackLegalIssues.com that supports our negative opinion of Deen. According to Mr. Washington, who scrutinized the complaint, the following is a list of what Deen is actually being accused.
- Paula Deen, while planning her brother’s wedding in 2007, was asked what look the wedding should have. She replied, “I want a true southern plantation-style wedding.” When asked what type of uniforms the servers should wear, Paula stated, “well what I would really like is a bunch of little n*ggers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around;
- Black staff had to use the back entrance to enter and leave restaurant;
- Black staff could only use one bathroom;
- Black staff couldn’t work the front of the restaurants;
- Brother Bubba stated his wishes: “ I wish I could put all those n*ggers in the kitchen on a boat to Africa”;
- Bubba asked a black driver and security guard “don’t you wish you could rub all the black off you and be like me? You just look dirty; I bet you wish you could.” The guy told Bubba he was fine as is;
- Bubba on President Obama: they should send him to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so he could n*gger-rig it;
- He shook an employee (Black again) and said” F your civil rights…you work for me and my sister Paula Deen;
- Paula’s son Jaime’s best friend managed the Lady & Sons restaurant. He threatened to fire all the ‘Monkeys’ in the kitchen. When Paula found out…she slapped him on the wrist and suggested that the employee visited Paula’s $13,000,000 mansion so he felt special and could be massaged.
So, you see, the plot–like the gravy–thickens. Before anyone chooses to defend what we conclude, based on the evidence, is very likely the real deal–a tried and true Southern-fried racist–they should at least know the whole story.