Is anyone else bothered by the Paula Deen controversy? I don’t understand this unreasonable expectation of “perfection since maturity” that we seem to have for public figures. Is it possible to think that two facts could exist side by side:
- Racism in any form, especially as evidenced by the use of the “n-word”, is wrong. Period. Looking back in our history, it was wrong.
- Paula Deen was raised in a time, place, and culture in which the use of the “n-word” would have been relatively commonplace, if not openly accepted.