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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 08:18:47 PM  
The sense I got from reading that article was that she had very fond memories of growing up and was trying to recreate those memories without understanding just how destructive that environment was to everyone who wasn't her or her family. I agree with the previous poster who theorized that she's completely oblivious about all of this, but not malevolently racist.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-07-25 08:19:42 PM  

Omahawg: [jrbang.files.wordpress.com image 330x330]


UGH, you can actually hear her arteries hardening.
 
2013-07-25 08:25:08 PM  

the_vicious_fez: The sense I got from reading that article was that she had very fond memories of growing up and was trying to recreate those memories without understanding just how destructive that environment was to everyone who wasn't her or her family. I agree with the previous poster who theorized that she's completely oblivious about all of this, but not malevolently racist.


Or, it could be the Extortion Train signaling that it's about the leave the station.
 
2013-07-25 08:25:56 PM  
Let's get to the really important question:

When is Walmart gonna mark down the prices on the Paula Deen(tm) brand  cookware?
 
2013-07-25 08:27:59 PM  

rev. dave: Scientists should research what happens to the brain's executive function with aging a bit more.  Please describe how it is harder for the racists to keep their mouths shut when they get older.    I would have preferred them getting gentler and more accepting with regret about their bad old days of ignorance.  I can still wish.


I think you got it wrong.. from my personal observation I think people tend to get more racist as they get older not the other way around. The only difference being that because older people have less adrenaline and are generally 'gentler' doesn't mean their views or heart has change for the better.
 
2013-07-25 08:28:39 PM  

Aristocles: Let's get to the really important question:

When is Walmart gonna mark down the prices on the Paula Deen(tm) brand  cookware?


They've already closed that shiat out and sold through it in some places.
 
2013-07-25 08:29:07 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: rev. dave: Scientists should research what happens to the brain's executive function with aging a bit more.  Please describe how it is harder for the racists to keep their mouths shut when they get older.    I would have preferred them getting gentler and more accepting with regret about their bad old days of ignorance.  I can still wish.

I think you got it wrong.. from my personal observation I think people tend to get more racist as they get older not the other way around. The only difference being that because older people have less adrenaline and are generally 'gentler' doesn't mean their views or heart has change for the better.


I think it makes more sense that older people lived during a time when being racists was normal and accepted and not shat upon.
 
2013-07-25 08:30:44 PM  

gja: Omahawg: [jrbang.files.wordpress.com image 330x330]

UGH, you can actually hear her arteries hardening.


cocanut oil is bad for you
so we're gonna replace the butter in popcorns with heart healthy polyunsaturated vegetable oil
cocanut oil is good for u
we're gonna replace the trans fats with cocanut oil

saturated fat causes heart disease
saturated fat is necessary to lower LDL
saturated fat raises LDL
saturated fat lowers LDL
 
2013-07-25 08:31:37 PM  
hoecakes? tell me more about these hoecakes!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-07-25 08:38:14 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: gja: Omahawg: [jrbang.files.wordpress.com image 330x330]

UGH, you can actually hear her arteries hardening.

cocanut oil is bad for you
so we're gonna replace the butter in popcorns with heart healthy polyunsaturated vegetable oil
cocanut oil is good for u
we're gonna replace the trans fats with cocanut oil

saturated fat causes heart disease
saturated fat is necessary to lower LDL
saturated fat raises LDL
saturated fat lowers LDL


Chewing on a stick of butter is farking gross.

But I get your point. Like Joe Jackson sings, 'everything gives you cancer, there's no cure, there's no answer'........
 
2013-07-25 08:43:14 PM  

PainInTheASP: I really wish I could remember the Farker who put it best in one of the first Paula Deen threads:

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

/Props to you.  You know who you are.


Well, I'm 53 years old and was born and raised in Tennessee, and I'm not racist. Growing up in the South doesn't automatically mean you're racist, you know. In fact, there are plenty of racists who've never set foot in the South.  Deen was raised by people who instilled these ideas and beliefs into her, either deliberately or inadvertently, and she never questioned or realized they were racist.
 
2013-07-25 08:44:40 PM  

cowpun: 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


HAH! You're OLD!  Gosh I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that for another three years.
 
2013-07-25 08:45:11 PM  

perigee: I wonder if Deen liked her chocolate pie...?

(Really? Nobody yet?)


No one talks about the terrible awful.  Didn't you get the memo?
 
2013-07-25 08:48:47 PM  
int c;

c++;

WHY I GET MEMORY FAIL
 
2013-07-25 08:48:50 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.


Those who dwell on racism are secretly.... Minorities

/I got nothin
 
2013-07-25 08:49:10 PM  

PainInTheASP: I really wish I could remember the Farker who put it best in one of the first Paula Deen threads:

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

/Props to you.  You know who you are.


My aged grandmother was born in West Virginia in 1916. She is not as racist as Paula Deen.
 
2013-07-25 08:49:19 PM  

propasaurus: Tom_Slick: scottydoesntknow: Was she making pancakes? I could understand if she was making pancakes.

/Now I want pancakes

Yes, yes she was

Ms. Jones was also in charge of making hoecakes, the cornmeal pancakes served to every guest. Ms. Deen had designed a station so diners could watch them being made. At both jobs, Mrs. Charles and other employees said, Ms. Deen wanted Ms. Jones to dress in an old-style Aunt Jemima outfit.

Oh, c'mon!


HOECAKES???

I think that may require a whole different kind of outfit.
 
2013-07-25 08:50:11 PM  

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


I laugh every damn time.
 
2013-07-25 08:52:21 PM  

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

I laugh every damn time.


thumbs2.ebaystatic.com
 
2013-07-25 08:52:36 PM  

KrispyKritter: hoecakes? tell me more about these hoecakes!


Agador Spartacus frowns on your hoecakes.
imageshack.us
 
2013-07-25 08:52:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: PainInTheASP: I really wish I could remember the Farker who put it best in one of the first Paula Deen threads:

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

/Props to you.  You know who you are.

My aged grandmother was born in West Virginia in 1916. She is not as racist as Paula Deen.


To be fair, aged West Virginians don't like anyone.
 
2013-07-25 08:58:32 PM  

dittybopper: 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.


I'm getting an image of me throwing rocks at you for even suggesting this.
 
2013-07-25 09:00:59 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Gyrfalcon: PainInTheASP: I really wish I could remember the Farker who put it best in one of the first Paula Deen threads:

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

/Props to you.  You know who you are.

My aged grandmother was born in West Virginia in 1916. She is not as racist as Paula Deen.

To be fair, aged West Virginians don't like anyone.


what about Kalifornia is buggy buggy buggy buggie
 
2013-07-25 09:02:22 PM  

TWX: Diogenes: What, you thought she was just an incidental racist?  A social racist?  Only racist when she has a drink or two?

Honestly, I kind of hoped that she was the kind of racist that grew up bigoted until she realized that it was indeed bigotry, but was struggling to try to change herself. That person I can feel sorry for, because it's hard getting over something that one was taught from childhood however wrong it is.

Unfortunately she appears to be the kind of racist that makes her racism become other peoples' problems, rather than the kind that struggles to keep it to herself.


Paula Deen: Cook; tv personality. Searching for a way to tap into the hidden hungers that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of butter alters her body chemistry. And now when Paula Deen grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter. [Deen:] "Mr. Rowles, don't make me racist. You wouldn't like me when I'm racist." The creature is wanted for a HR offenses she didn't commit. Paula Deen is believed to be dead, and she must let the world think that she is dead, until she can find a way to control the racist spirit that dwells within her.
 
2013-07-25 09:07:13 PM  

GungFu:


It took too damn long for someone to post this.
 
2013-07-25 09:13:31 PM  
Guys, I've said the N word before.

When do I get my headline?
 
2013-07-25 09:13:36 PM  
Ineata Jones

Clever, that.
 
2013-07-25 09:15:32 PM  

Crinklepouch: Guys, I've said the N word before.

When do I get my headline?


when u win teh fla lottery
 
2013-07-25 09:15:44 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Gyrfalcon: PainInTheASP: I really wish I could remember the Farker who put it best in one of the first Paula Deen threads:

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

/Props to you.  You know who you are.

My aged grandmother was born in West Virginia in 1916. She is not as racist as Paula Deen.

To be fair, aged West Virginians don't like anyone.


Hey, that's not fair. My aged Grandmother is from Ohio, and she doesn't like anyone. Of course, she can't remember anyone, either.
 
2013-07-25 09:16:44 PM  
Clearly this makes her the worst person ever.
 
2013-07-25 09:17:22 PM  

KrispyKritter: hoecakes? tell me more about these hoecakes!


Hoe's gotta eat too.
Say it with me...
Winky Dinky Hoecakes.
 
2013-07-25 09:18:43 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: KrispyKritter: hoecakes? tell me more about these hoecakes!

Hoe's gotta eat too.
Say it with me...
Winky Dinky Hoecakes.


I'll have one order of hoecakes, please. Hold the winky dinky.
 
2013-07-25 09:21:56 PM  

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


Came for this, leaving satisfied...Except I could use some pancakes now..
 
2013-07-25 09:24:30 PM  
From back when we were learning with a warez copy of photoshop 4....

i.imgur.com

BTW - has anyone else read today's NYT story that uprox lifted this from? Cringe-worthy.
 
2013-07-25 09:26:29 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-25 09:28:19 PM  
Racism is not asking a black woman to dress like Aunt Jemima. All the white people trying their hardest to be outraged over this should realize that what they are really concerned with is their own sense of self-righteousness and how other people see them. This bit of news is merely another way for you to seemingly prop yourselves above the average white person.

White guilt does a real disservice to everyone involved. You're turning what should be a mixed society into a tribal one with your ridiculous insecurities.
 
2013-07-25 09:29:25 PM  

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


Isn't that a Journey song?
 
2013-07-25 09:31:05 PM  

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

Isn't that a Journey song?


Should be,,,,
 
2013-07-25 09:33:01 PM  
img854.imageshack.us

"...and that was the day that my gynecologist said my cooter had turned into butter, y'all."
 
2013-07-25 09:34:57 PM  

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

Isn't that a Journey song?


Just a cracker girl, living in a lonely world
She took the midnight train going anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train going anywhere
I see her in a smokey room, I smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on
 
2013-07-25 09:38:12 PM  
My partner's French Canadian cousin and his African wife named their little girl Jemima.
I wonder if she'll sue when she comes of ageé
 
2013-07-25 09:38:59 PM  
I can't watch five seconds of her show and will never try one of her recipes...
But I'm really starting to like Paula Deen.
 
2013-07-25 09:42:14 PM  
Am I the only one that read black cook as black cock?
 
2013-07-25 09:42:21 PM  

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

Isn't that a Journey song?


No.  Don't tell me I finally found something that's obscure on Fark...
 
2013-07-25 09:42:46 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: I can't watch five seconds of her show and will never try one of her recipes...
But I'm really starting to like Paula Deen.


Why? She's like your elderly maiden aunt that hates all those colored people. And your aunt can't cook.
 
2013-07-25 09:43:03 PM  

Oldiron_79: Am I the only one that read black cook as black cock?


Probably.
 
2013-07-25 09:44:27 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Sez Uncle Tom...


Tom was a farking  i.imgur.com  in that story.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-07-25 09:44:32 PM  

Oldiron_79: Am I the only one that read black cook as black cock?


Go on.......
 
2013-07-25 09:45:15 PM  
I don't know the context so I don't know if it was racist, unless she then told her to go pick cotton.

But seriously, USA, when will you learn that pre-made pancake mix and corn syrups are crap.

Pancakes made from scratch and maple syrup are the only way to go.
 
2013-07-25 09:45:31 PM  

gja: Oldiron_79: Am I the only one that read black cook as black cock?

Go on.......


You are such a perv.  :P
 
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