Deen critics guilty of hypocrisy
July 02, 2013 09:07 PM | 684 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

For the past few days Paula Deen has gone from a dynamic woman with an astounding career and future to a ostracized villain with no hope of redemption. Why? Because she admitted to using racial slurs many years ago.

Many years ago, living in the South was far different from today. I would venture to say that anybody that grew up during the ’50s and ’60s would have at one time or another used a racial slur — maybe not everybody, but a definite majority — and while that is not an excuse, it was a way of life.

For better or worse, history is a fact. It cannot be undone, and it cannot be changed. But hopefully, lessons can be learned from it (Salem witch trials for example?)

I’m wondering just how many of the HGTV execs that grew up in Knoxville ever said something that was not politically correct in their entire lifetime? And how many had the guts to admit it? Or is it just easier to crucify somebody else?

Jesus said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone …” John 8:7.

Becky Gay

Ball Ground

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