Paula Deen used the N-word. Who cares?
Where was the story when Bobby Rush called Mark Kirk an "elitist white boy"? Louis Farrakhan can say whatever He wants, and that's just Farrakhan. Nothing racist in their comments, I guess?
The media will destroy someone for uttering the N-word, a word blacks use freely and I would feel comfortable saying most folks have used at some time in their lives. Especially folks from my generation and earlier and from folks, like Deen, from the South.
If the media are going to attack folks for using a word, then let's be equal about it. Go after anyone who uses the N-word, the W-word (whiteboy), the C-word (cracker), the R-word (redneck)?
Believe me, I heard heard plenty of slang words used on all sides of the aisle. So let's not just attack "whitey!" Lets promote racial equality and call out all who use or have used racially insensitive words, and destroy them equally too.
- Kevin Toth, St. John