Paula Deen the TV cooking show Queen got snagged big time for using the ever popular "N" word. Heck I use it all the time so do all 10 billion Hip Hop maniacs.
Eh sadly for Paula she ain't of Color, and as far as I know not a Hip Hop DJ. So she's fucked. See the demented mutated racial customs of this country now say only the victims of certain words are allowed to use them.
I'm still trying to figure that one out. If I do there's a book deal, and an HBO series in it for me.
As for Ms. Dean we'll actually I feel sorry for her.
When it comes to white folks of a 'certain' generation one has to take things into consideration. These folks grew up in an era when everyone that wasn't white was in a free fire zone.
White people back then, and still in a few places could say or do anything they wanted to Niggers. ...oops. There I go using my dark skin privilege to use the forbidden word.
Anyway if you're a History Channel buff or watch any Ken Burns stuff you know the deal. Colored Folks got Royal Bleeping Hell before during, and after Slavery. ...I'm here to tell you!
So whites who grew up in during Jim Crow had certain habits they later had to drop or at least hide. Now they have to think before they speak,...not easy for some as we've seen.
That generation of whites from their point of view have had to come a very long way. It hasn't been easy for most. I have Compassion for them. They're trying. So I'm not angry with Paula Dean. I guess it's that Buddha Jesus thing. Love those that Despise you.
Mind you that don't mean I'm buying lunch for the Nazi's that burnt a cross on my lawn. However it does mean I'm obligated to try to understand how they got to such a state.
...not easy nor fun, but a worthy effort.