Do you think the backlash against Paula Deen's N word comment is too harsh or she really deserved it
She apologized already and this happened many years ago.
No I don't think it's too harsh.
It's more than the fact she used the N word she also wanted black people to play slave servants at the wedding etc. it's disgraceful.
We don't need racists in the public eye, we have deep scars in this country from racism and people who re-open those scars have no place as popular figures.
Maybe eventually people will get the message, don't be a racist, and if you are don't be surprised if there are consequences.
I think it is the way she is handling it. Yes, she did apologize. But, she keeps back peddling instead of just saying I'm sorry. This is why the press will not let it die. She just keeps feeding them with excuses to drag it out.
So why is Paula Deen being railroaded and someone like Sen. Robert Byrd (who used the word in a TV interview in 2001) and then went on to serve 9 more years as President Pro Temp of the senate, never heard a word about it?
And lets not forget that he was a Grand Kleegle of the KKK just for good measure. Yet he was lauded as a hero of the democrats.
So to recap: Sen. Byrd apologizes and all is peaches, Paula Deen uses the word once, in private, apologizes and the left wants her destroyed.
I think I get it now.
Spare me you faux indignation.
Way too harsh. Even black people are racist at times. Then there is reverse racism, which causes plenty of problems by bringing up racism again. Yes, she blew it out of proportion and took racism a little too far at her wedding. But those are her views. Anyone can be a popular figure, especially someone with different views.
I believe that the use of the word indicates racism. Racism is deplorable but this is a free country--so while I deplore her actions, I do believe that the response has been way too severe. The punishment, in this case, does not fit the crime.
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