Jul 2, 2013

Daryl K. Washington over at Black Legal Issues wrote a very interesting article about Ms. Paula Deen that I think everyone needs to read before they jump on the bandwagon of defending the fame chef.

A lot of people are under the assumption that people are upset with Deen because of her use of the N-word over 20 years ago, but if you read the complaint that has been filed against her you will quickly understand that is not the case.  According to the complaint that was filed by Lisa Jackson, a WHITE woman who was an employee of Deen's from 2005-2010, Ms. Deen and her brother not only use the N-word nut also engage in discriminatory practices.

Mr. Washington gave a summary of some of the things that were alleged in the complaint.  Here's his list:

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.

So before you you find yourself defending Paula Deen I would suggest you read Washington's article and then go and read the entire complaint against Deen that was filed by Lisa Jackson.  I sure wish Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson had read both before they came out in defense of her.

Washington's Article

Lisa Jackson Complaint 


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