With Interview With A Vampire, Anne Rice ushered in a new era where vampires are rich white dudes and effeminate emos who constantly whine about their world changing. Lestat and Louis had a good run when they could just pick a slave out and just kill them, but now you have to be careful. Like when you're incredibly racist and have to choke it down with a tub of butter because, as it turns out, black people are free now. No, seriously! Look out you're windown right now. I'll bet you'll seen one. Haha, I know, right?! They're all over the place! Mostly because your great-great-great-grandfather bought their ancestors because he was a job creator. But don't feel sorry for black people who were enslaved for centuries only to be "freed" long enough for white people to figure out they could make just as much money off them if they built a new kind of slave quarters with bars and guards. Paula Deen is the real victim here. Take it away, Anne Rice!
What's happening with Paula Dean? Is it fair? I never heard of her until today, and wow, this looks like a crucifixion. Opinions, thoughts welcome. Thanks to Troy Hawkins for the link. I may be wrong but aren't we becoming something of a lynch mob culture? Is this a good example of that? What are your feelings?
I lived in the south where I was born, and it's almost impossible to describe to other people what really happens in cities like New Orleans and Atlanta. They just don't get it. But all over this country I've encountered contempt for white southerners, hatred of them, disgust for them….a blind prejudice against them that is racism in its own way. I'm frankly sick of it. This woman is just what you said. She's an old southern lady, and she never made these unwise remarks of hers to a black person. We have no evidence at all that she has ever personally insulted or injured any black employee or friend. These remarks were made off hand in private to a white person who has sued her and spread these remarks all over the world. It's all pretty damn ugly if you ask me. I feel sorry for Paula Deen.
It's so easy to persecute an older, overweight, unwise, crude, ignorant woman who may very well be a good person at heart who has achieved a great deal in her life. So easy to vilify her and hate her and try to destroy her life. Woe to anyone today who is not slender, young, clever and politically correct.
Ok, look. I'm the minoriest of minority and I've lived in the South my whole life. I've been lucky enough to live in a city for the majority of that time, but if I get in my truck and drive about 40 minutes in either direction, imma see some racism. And for me, unfortunately, that's just a part of life. You either let it bother you or you don't. I don't. I'll never get Manhattan back, but I'm fine with the fact that white girls have been by reperations since the 4th grade (heyyyy guuurrll). But here's the thing, reverse racism doesn't exist. There. Sorry you had to hear it that way. Because for reverse racism to exist, you believe that the ruling majority and predominant cultural group of the country's population are being persecuted and discriminated against. Now sit back and think about that. It's some bullshit, right? Okay, good. If you're white and you feel the whole country is slipping from your pimp hand, boo hoo. Get over it. You know, like everybody else did. But back to Anne Rice's misplaced sense of the sardonic, if Paula Deen is a victim, she is a victim of her own failure to recognize that slavery has been over for a while. Deen wasn't fired because she's racist (because everybody, including The Food Network, has known that for a long time), she was fired because she couldn't keep her racism to herself like a normal person. And if you're an elderly white person living in the South and just can't help saying "nigger" because you're using your ignorant upbringing as a crutch to justify your beliefs, sorry. You've had 40 years to reconcile and change all that. If you haven't, the good news is that you'll be dead soon. Have a great day.
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