Before supporters of Dean become too defensive about the famous Southern Bell using the “N” word, familiarize yourself with all the details of the claim. Allegedly a white female employee filed a complaint against Deen because she was tired of the blacks being mistreated. This is not a black person pulling the race card but instead a white woman fed up with how her people are treating other human beings because of the color of their skin. The black people supporting Paula Deen are all under the impression she is being accused of saying the “N” word over 20 years ago, but fail to understand why she was even asked “if she ever used a racial slur” in the first place. Deen and family members allegedly made several derogatory comments towards black employees.
“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” Daryl Washington/Attorney
Should the Food Network, Wal-Mart, and other stores drop her?
If it is true she makes black employees use one restroom, use the back door to leave, allow Brother Bubba to talk down and make racial comments at the workplace, and not allow blacks staff to work in the front of the restaurant, sure. It is one thing with saying a word that possibly every white person in America has mumbled once or twice in their life but the alleged treatment of human beings at Deen’s establishment is another story.