Did Deen deserve to be fired?

June 25, 2013 

I have never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed, so maybe someone can explain this to me. Paula Deen got fired from the Food Network because she admitted to using the "N" word, and she was dropped by Smithfield Foods for the same reason.

What I want to know is:

* Have any of the CEOs of these companies ever used the "N" word and if so, when?

* Why is there always such a big fuss when someone uses the "N" word when I have heard African-Americans call each other the "N" word?

* Why don't African-Americans get called on the carpet for referring to white people as cracker, whitey, honkey, etc.?

None of this makes sense to me and pardon me for saying so, but the next time someone calls me, Snow White, cracker, cream puff, etc., I think I'm calling the NAACP because, after all, I'm not white.

White is the color of notebook paper and I happen to be a soft shade of beige, not Band-Aid beige but a softer shade.

Charlotte Kilzer

Cahokia

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