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(Uproxx)   Not sure if racist: Paula Deen asked her black cook to dress like Aunt Jemima   (uproxx.com) divider line 241
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2013-07-25 07:21:33 PM

WhippingBoy: You know she's not real, right?


Neither are Ginger and Mary Ann.  They're both fictional characters, but that doesn't stop me from thinking dirty thoughts about Eunice Howell.
 
2013-07-25 07:22:36 PM
Paula Deen was raking in millions while paying the cook only $10/hr.  To try to make the cook dress like 'Mammy' on top of such low wages is just insult to injury.
 
2013-07-25 07:24:03 PM
I wouldn't necessarily assume she's "racist" -- in the sense of "believes whites to be naturally superior to blacks." But I would say that she has an unhealthy romantic idealization of the Antebellum south. I think she just assumes every black person below the Mason-Dixon line since 1840 was as jolly and non-judgmental as Uncle Remus.
 
2013-07-25 07:24:10 PM
 
2013-07-25 07:24:43 PM
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2013-07-25 07:26:26 PM
If true... you have to admire the balls of it. I mean, obviously, it'd be horrible, but that's just brazen, man.
 
2013-07-25 07:27:44 PM
I'm beginning to think the people who dwell on racism are like the loudest homophobes
 
2013-07-25 07:29:25 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I have a friend who wears a do-rag and big hoop earrings when he makes pancakes. But that's because he's gay. And racist.


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Honey, ain't nothin wrong with that if you look good doin it.
 
2013-07-25 07:29:29 PM

thatguyoverthere70: Oh, Jellyroll! - nsfw


Now that's gold.
 
2013-07-25 07:31:29 PM
$71,000 to be a cook in Savannah.  Wow.
 
2013-07-25 07:32:28 PM

penthesilea: Paula Deen was raking in millions while paying the cook only $10/hr.  To try to make the cook dress like 'Mammy' on top of such low wages is just insult to injury.


OK, now I'm getting an image in my head of lesbian porn featuring Claudia Marie as Paula Deen and some random BBW chick dressed as Aunt Jemima.
 
2013-07-25 07:32:45 PM

stirfrybry: I'm beginning to think the people who dwell on racism are like the loudest homophobes


I've read this three times and it still does not compute.
 
2013-07-25 07:35:39 PM
I can see maybe trademark infringement.  But these "digging deeper" attempts are even weaker than the original accusations.
 
2013-07-25 07:35:41 PM

thatguyoverthere70: Oh, Jellyroll! - nsfw


lol damn thats bad.....Paula Deen is an asshole.
 
2013-07-25 07:37:16 PM
Is it okay if she's a hooker?
 
2013-07-25 07:37:19 PM
If asking someone to dress up like a syrup bottle is racist, then the syrup bottle is also racist. Where's the outrage against the Aunt Jemima company?
 
2013-07-25 07:37:28 PM
Maybe it was just a fetish. And why does a cook need a cook?
 
2013-07-25 07:38:19 PM
Fun fact from wikipedia about Aunt Jemima: "Aunt Jemima originally came from a minstrel show as one of their pantheon of stereotypical African American characters."

Minstrel shows, for anyone not in the know, where those shows where white people dressed up in blackface.

So...racist asked cook to dress up like character invented by racists to sell flavored corn syrup.
 
2013-07-25 07:38:20 PM

Marine1: If true... you have to admire the balls of it. I mean, obviously, it'd be horrible, but that's just brazen, man.


I'm torn between that, or that she is just completely unaware of how offensive and demeaning she acts. I'm leaning towards the latter.
 
2013-07-25 07:39:08 PM
built her empire, in part, on the back of Dora Charles

Oh noes, everyone who has ever employed me built their empire on my back.  That's like 12 empires.  No wonder my back hurts.
 
2013-07-25 07:39:40 PM

Popcorn Johnny: ginandbacon: Yes racist.

Even if true, which I seriously doubt, it's not racist to have a black person dress like a well known black character.


Unless that black character is an offensive stereotype to begin with.
 
2013-07-25 07:42:17 PM
Found a pict of Paula lighting a BBQ.

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2013-07-25 07:42:34 PM
I'll just leave this here.

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2013-07-25 07:42:52 PM
Maybe she has a fetish.
 
2013-07-25 07:43:26 PM
I grew up in a small, Southern city that was 99% white (that may be off a number or two, if you're curious it's Poquoson, Virginia). When the city lines were drawn back in the 1970s, they were drawn specifically to exclude the one black family and church that would have otherwise been in the city and gone to the schools I went to. By the time I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was one black teacher in the middle school, and one of mixed race in the high school and also a black janitor. As far as I know, all were quite beloved, especially the janitor. But what I didn't make the connection to until sometime later was that while other teachers were called "Mrs." the the black and mixed-race teacher were called "Mama"+last name. And the janitor was called by his first name, which was very unusual. If I were to guess, I am not sure that most students called the teachers Mama to their face, and I didn't have either of the teachers. But it wasn't like it was a secret, either. It's what I remember people calling the teachers when referring to them, if not directly addressing them. And it didn't seem offensive at the time.

There was some sort of fondness, though, I think. I'm not exactly sure. But I was reminded of it by the Aunt Jemima pictures.

There was also a teacher who was perceived to be racist, and the students (behind her back) would call her "Massa"+last name. She kind of deserved it.
 
2013-07-25 07:46:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-25 07:46:49 PM
So, for a dinner theatre, someone was asked to wear a costume, the horror!! I'm getting awefully sick and tired of the daily 'that's racist' crap.
 
2013-07-25 07:48:25 PM
This whole country is going to hell.  Thankfully the worst thing we have in this neighborhood are aunt Jemima's witnesses

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2013-07-25 07:49:12 PM
I wonder if Deen liked her chocolate pie...?

(Really? Nobody yet?)
 
2013-07-25 07:49:21 PM

stirfrybry: I'm beginning to think the people who dwell on racism RUSH are like the loudest homophobes


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2013-07-25 07:49:21 PM

swingerofbirches: I grew up in a small, Southern city that was 99% white (that may be off a number or two, if you're curious it's Poquoson, Virginia). When the city lines were drawn back in the 1970s, they were drawn specifically to exclude the one black family and church that would have otherwise been in the city and gone to the schools I went to. By the time I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was one black teacher in the middle school, and one of mixed race in the high school and also a black janitor. As far as I know, all were quite beloved, especially the janitor. But what I didn't make the connection to until sometime later was that while other teachers were called "Mrs." the the black and mixed-race teacher were called "Mama"+last name. And the janitor was called by his first name, which was very unusual. If I were to guess, I am not sure that most students called the teachers Mama to their face, and I didn't have either of the teachers. But it wasn't like it was a secret, either. It's what I remember people calling the teachers when referring to them, if not directly addressing them. And it didn't seem offensive at the time.

There was some sort of fondness, though, I think. I'm not exactly sure. But I was reminded of it by the Aunt Jemima pictures.

There was also a teacher who was perceived to be racist, and the students (behind her back) would call her "Massa"+last name. She kind of deserved it.


You do realize that Savannah is absolutely NOTHING like that. Right?
 
2013-07-25 07:51:36 PM

PainInTheASP: serpent_sky: PainInTheASP: "She's fifty years old and was born and raised in Georgia. How the hell can anyone think that she's NOT racist?"

Her being only fifty is the only surprising thing in that sentence.

Yeah.  I caught that right as I hit submit.  But you have to agree, fifty is really old.


fark you, man.  fark you.

/i'm young at heart
 
2013-07-25 07:53:36 PM

TheDumbBlonde: swingerofbirches: I grew up in a small, Southern city that was 99% white (that may be off a number or two, if you're curious it's Poquoson, Virginia). When the city lines were drawn back in the 1970s, they were drawn specifically to exclude the one black family and church that would have otherwise been in the city and gone to the schools I went to. By the time I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was one black teacher in the middle school, and one of mixed race in the high school and also a black janitor. As far as I know, all were quite beloved, especially the janitor. But what I didn't make the connection to until sometime later was that while other teachers were called "Mrs." the the black and mixed-race teacher were called "Mama"+last name. And the janitor was called by his first name, which was very unusual. If I were to guess, I am not sure that most students called the teachers Mama to their face, and I didn't have either of the teachers. But it wasn't like it was a secret, either. It's what I remember people calling the teachers when referring to them, if not directly addressing them. And it didn't seem offensive at the time.

There was some sort of fondness, though, I think. I'm not exactly sure. But I was reminded of it by the Aunt Jemima pictures.

There was also a teacher who was perceived to be racist, and the students (behind her back) would call her "Massa"+last name. She kind of deserved it.

You do realize that Savannah is absolutely NOTHING like that. Right?


In that it is more mixed race? More racist? Less racist? I haven't been to Savannah. But I would imagine most Southern cities are more diverse than Poquoson.
 
2013-07-25 07:54:11 PM

elffster: thatguyoverthere70: Oh, Jellyroll! - nsfw

lol damn thats bad.....Paula Deen is an asshole.


Screw you,Marge Simpson! Don't read my books and don't make my recipes! May my curse follow you beyond the grave!
 
2013-07-25 07:57:09 PM

Z1P2: So, for a dinner theatre, someone was asked to wear a costume, the horror!! I'm getting awefully sick and tired of the daily 'that's racist' crap.


In general I don't think that would be an issue.  It's closer to the borderline asking a black person to dress up as a black caricature, but it's done for legitimate theater, so I'm sure it's done with no ill-will in dinner theater as well.

What I think crosses this over the line is Deen's recently brought-to-light history of racism.  Someone known to tolerate and perpetuate racism asking someone to do something like that makes the situation seem more offensive.
 
2013-07-25 07:59:39 PM
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2013-07-25 08:00:25 PM
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eddie murphy used to be funny, kids
 
2013-07-25 08:02:03 PM
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2013-07-25 08:03:10 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh God dammit.  She's a farking white trash cracker from a white trash town that no one would bother to piss on.

Move on.  There's nothing new to see, just more of the same shiat.  I hope Bourdain mentions it tonight.


Listen we will keep bashing her on the curb until she has NOTHING left...  and i mean NOTHING.

/now sit back and enjoy....
 
2013-07-25 08:04:08 PM

Godscrack: Fox News offers her a job in 3...2...


Because Fox News needs more Democrats to make it more balanced?
 
2013-07-25 08:07:03 PM
awesomelyluvvie.comi.imgur.com


Also, I would love to see a BBC churning her butter.

'Paula Dean's BBC Gang Bang Extravagnza' cumming soon.
 
2013-07-25 08:07:04 PM
techcitement.com
 
2013-07-25 08:07:14 PM

ScaryBottles: ecmoRandomNumbers: I have a friend who wears a do-rag and big hoop earrings when he makes pancakes. But that's because he's gay. And racist.

I always find that combination hilarious, almost as good as when African Americans oppose equal rights for LGBTs and Latin Americans.


And that pretty much explains the war on Hispanics by the Sharpton, Jessie, and Obama types.
 
2013-07-25 08:09:05 PM

swingerofbirches: TheDumbBlonde: swingerofbirches: I grew up in a small, Southern city that was 99% white (that may be off a number or two, if you're curious it's Poquoson, Virginia). When the city lines were drawn back in the 1970s, they were drawn specifically to exclude the one black family and church that would have otherwise been in the city and gone to the schools I went to. By the time I lived in the area in the 1990s, there was one black teacher in the middle school, and one of mixed race in the high school and also a black janitor. As far as I know, all were quite beloved, especially the janitor. But what I didn't make the connection to until sometime later was that while other teachers were called "Mrs." the the black and mixed-race teacher were called "Mama"+last name. And the janitor was called by his first name, which was very unusual. If I were to guess, I am not sure that most students called the teachers Mama to their face, and I didn't have either of the teachers. But it wasn't like it was a secret, either. It's what I remember people calling the teachers when referring to them, if not directly addressing them. And it didn't seem offensive at the time.

There was some sort of fondness, though, I think. I'm not exactly sure. But I was reminded of it by the Aunt Jemima pictures.

There was also a teacher who was perceived to be racist, and the students (behind her back) would call her "Massa"+last name. She kind of deserved it.

You do realize that Savannah is absolutely NOTHING like that. Right?

In that it is more mixed race? More racist? Less racist? I haven't been to Savannah. But I would imagine most Southern cities are more diverse than Poquoson.


I'm not local to Savannah, but the leadership of this town is black. Mayor, city council, chief of police, city manager. Public housing projects built cheek-to-jowl to very expensive and sometimes historic neighborhoods. (I mean the next block). I could be wrong, but it would seem to have been a great idea to integrate schools and such, but now, no one that can reasonable afford to would subject their children to the public schools. On any given weekend, there is a black person shooting another person(s). It seems like the city fathers chose to ignore the problem and the white people simply keep their mouths shut to avoid looking racist.
 
2013-07-25 08:09:05 PM
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2013-07-25 08:10:42 PM
jrbang.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-25 08:10:56 PM
I think Paula Deen should have said she was a huge DMX fan about why she said the nWord
 
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2013-07-25 08:11:02 PM

GungFu: [i.imgur.com image 587x604]


For those of you that only know that face for the MEME, that is Hattie McDaniel.
A voice like an angel. Her range was amazing, and she could act. A talent that dwarfed her large frame.
She won so many Oscars they probably had to put a steel girder under her mantlepiece.
 
2013-07-25 08:15:08 PM
illannoyin:

'Paula Dean's BBC Gang Bang Extravagnza' cumming soon.

...what, do you want to see the surviving Doctors Who and Basil Brush nailing Paula Deen?
 
2013-07-25 08:18:09 PM

Soup4Bonnie: stirfrybry: I'm beginning to think the people who dwell on racism are like the loudest homophobes

I've read this three times and it still does not compute.


Not too bright, are you?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mes g& forum=105&topic_id=1977210&mesg_id=1977278
 
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