There’s a certain group of people who are pissed off with the Food Network and they’ve taken to their Facebook page to air their grievances. After the Food Network announced it was not renewing Paula Deen’s contract, not everyone was singing praises. Plenty of people want their Deen back on air and thanks to the new tumblr, White People Mad At Food Network, some of the most asinine Facebook posts have been curated.
It’s so not fair that black people get to use the “n” word, and we can’t. This has been the common rational among plenty of white people. I told someone this weekend that my black “privilege” allows me to use the word, but my decorum and common sense prevents me from using it. But of course I was being facetious about it being a privilege.
But why is African-Americans in quotations? What’s a n’er?
Oh white people. I’m sorry you feel that Paula Deen is a sacrificial lamb of some sort. I’m pretty sure she’ll be just fine. I think I’ll go make a butter cake in her honor today.