From the Archives: Paula Deen’s son racially offensive photo

This post is originally from my other blog, Journal de la Reyna:

http://httpjournalsaolcomjenjer6steph.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-offensive-than-n-word-paula-deens.html

‘More Offensive Than the N-Word’- Update

Update:

‘More Offensive Than the N-Word’: Paula Deen’s Son Posts Photo of Him Kissing Employee ‘Forced’ to Dress Up Like Aunt Jemima | Issue Hawk

 
Do you see the similarities between Paula Deen’s son photo and the blatantly racist 19th century cartoon, “Not Particular” depicting that very same scene except they were standing up instead of sitting?
Disgustingly Racist and Sexist!  Paula Deen’s son ought to be ashamed of himself!
 
Here’s more racism from the Deen family on Mail Online newspaper
  • Jamie Deen has re-ignited the accusations of racism that surround the family a year on from the scandal which cost his mom her TV career
  • On Friday he posted a photo of him cuddling Ineata ‘Jellyroll’ Jones, an employee at the center of some of last year’s racist accusations
  • Other employees claimed that Deen forced the woman to dress up in an Aunt Jemima-style outfit against her wishes
  • His questionable tweet comes amid a reports that his Food Network show has been dropped
  • Last week his mom launched The Paula Deen Network, a show to be made available to digital subscribers from September
Just as Paula Deen is attempting to rebuild her sullied reputation in the wake of last year’s N-word scandal, son Jamie has re-ignited the accusations of racism that surround the family.
Amid reports that the Food Network has cancelled his own cooking show, Jamie posted a photo on Twitter on Friday of him smooching with an older African-American woman.
The image was captioned ‘Don’t tell [my wife] Brooke. #jellyroll #sugar’.
The woman in the photo, Ineata ‘Jellyroll’ Jones, is an employee of Paula Deen who was at the center of some of last year’s racist accusations.
In 2013, The Columbus Dispatch claimed, ‘Deen used Jones for restaurant theater. At 11 a.m., when the doors opened at [her restaurant] Lady & Sons, she stood in front and rang an iron dinner bell.’
Ineata Jones was being made a “mammy” by the Deen family.  The blatant racism of the Deen family is beyond disgusting.
 
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One Black woman wrote:
 
“Wow, did Paula Deen really call one of her workers JellyRoll?” LaVerne Mack (@shaigirl11) wrote on Twitter. “I find that more offensive than the N-word.”
 
Another woman wrote:
 
“I didn’t know about the history of the term jellyroll but she clearly doesn’t mind the nickname. Paula asked her to dress as Aunt Jemima and she said no, end of story. Sometimes people need to be educated on other cultures. Clearly Paula has a romantic view of certain periods of time in the south that was very painful for African Americans. The south is not the most tolerant place and it’s steeped in tradition. Instead of vilifying, why not use these incidents to begin a conversation about some of the issues that exist with race.“-  Charli at Radaronline.com.
I agree.
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Denying Experiences of Racism

Denying racism is the new racism. The dominant can go about their business of discriminating and harassing POC and Black folk, then deny it because it would confront them of their racism/white supremacy and they can’t take it. Their egos are so fragile. So they come up with new ways of practicing racism while they deny it at the same time.

BROTHA WOLF

Lately, more and more people continue to tell me that racism against blacks, or people of color, doesn’t exist. Most of the time, their reasons seem unsubstantial or nonexistent altogether. Whatever explanations that are given, however, seem to hark back on everything from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of the nation’s first half-black President. Somehow, those and other certain events signify that racism is a thing of the past and that any accusations of racism today are not only bogus but racist in itself.

Basically, the experiences of African Americans in this country continue to get discounted over and over by those who strongly claim that racism no longer exists. Yet, some of the same naysayers believe that racism against whites is on the rise. If racism is no longer here, then shouldn’t that mean that there is no racism against whites by that line of reasoning?

The…

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The charming prince? For the end of the romanticizing of the European white man

A different dynamic- the dynamic of White man/Black woman relationships

Black Women of Brazil

Pelo fim da romantização do homem branco europeu

Note from BW of Brazil: Much of the content on this blog focuses on the challenges of identity and the reign of Eurocentric standards of beauty throughout Brazil. Many articles have documented what appears to an obvious preference of Afro-Brazilian men for white women. But as ALL Brazilians live under a “dictatorship of whiteness”, it is not possible that Afro-Brazilian women aren’t also affected by this standard. In a post from last year for example, one woman involved in the sexual tourism industry openly declared her desire to a attract a white man to limpar a família (clean or lighten the family).

This is not an isolated case.

One Angolan friend of mine who spent a few years in Rio de Janeiro filming a documentary shared his opinion that many black women there didn’t really even care what attributes a man possessed in considering romantic interests, as long as he…

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Are white women “aesthetically superior” to other women? How do standards of femininity affect black women?

Undoubtedly white women have more sexual prominence to the male audience than the others. But this is denied due to the standard of the politically correct. It is a reality that is in the face all the time and nobody comments (on it). White women activate more sexual desire of men. Men have a violent thing for white women. The exhibitionist white woman attracts the eyes of many more men than other women of different races who are also exhibitionists. White women have a “price” much higher than the others on the sexual market. It is the white woman who has the greatest feminine power in the sexual market!

A white woman is who meets the standards “fitness” of contemporary society where the central existential goal of young people is to be the gostosão (hunk) or the gostosona(hottie). She is even more desired, loved, valued than any other to the male world. A white woman gets promoted in an absurd manner in society. Basically, all women know that an attractive white woman has sexual superiority over the others. The female superiority is perceived by women as a greater sexual power. Sexual power is everything for modern women. Therefore, the sexual superiority of the white woman annoys many!

Yep!  Especially in the so-called good USA!

Black Women of Brazil

Actress Ellen Roche Actress Ellen Roche

Note from BW of Brazil: Today we touch upon a discussion about standards of feminine beauty and popular opinions in the public imagination. Last week, a controversial page on a social network provoked outrage among black Brazilian women who came across the page. In a page that many deemed blatantly racist, “eu não mereço mulher preta” (I don’t deserve a black woman) was taken down by Facebook after numerous complaints about its content. The page blatantly exalted the beauty of white women while simultaneously demeaning black women. The author went on to state something that many black Brazilian women believe to be true also: black Brazilian men prefer white women. The issue is one that fires up any social network debate and is often divisive within black Brazilian social media circles. The debate is usually divided between black women who accuse black men of abandoning them

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Propaganda is a form of War: Destroying the Black Mind

It’s also the reason why the SAE fraternity in OK felt so secure in their racist hate which is not surprising because their parents and grandparents inculcate that very hate they said on the bus.

Liberals and Conservatives love to blame hip hop for the SAE racist song when in reality it’s whites and white elite that promote racism around the world, especiallly antiblack racism.

Kushite Kingdom

In this video Amos Wilson explains how America promotes violence. How also how America was founded on criminality. It’s at the very base of American culture. American television and films have a way of making the oppressors seems like the victims. You have to have a keen awareness to catch and understand the propaganda at work. Propaganda is a form of war. Hitler used it in Germany. And America seems to have learned from his methods. You see the propaganda in films,commercials,books,sitcoms and cartoons. in my opinion,I believe propaganda is a big part of brainwashing the masses. It does a great job to instill backwards thinking and self hatred. Considering that black people are not in control of the media this puts us at a very big disadvantage. This leaves us open to accept anti-blackness on a large scale. we don’t control any of the negative images that are spoon…

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The Hoosier Poet

Rest in peace, James Whitcomb Riley.

Gravely Speaking

On top of the highest hill in Indianapolis, in the Crown Hill Cemetery, towers the classical monument dedicated to honor, James Whitcomb Riley, known at the “Hoosier Poet” and the “Children’s Poet.”  Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was the most popular poet of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century made famous for writing poems that appealed to children, such as “Little Orpahnt Annie” and “The Raggedy Man.”  Most of his rhymes and poems were written in dialet, and are considered sentimental.
 
The plaque at the monument reads, “The “Hoosier Poet” was buried here in 1917.  Known and acclaimed internationally for his poetry about life in the heartland.  He is best remembered today for his poems that appeal to children and the child in all of us, such as “Little Orphant Annie” and the “The Raggedy Man”.  He was especially loved by the many local children who…

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