Paula and n-word

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Why haven’t I read exactly what she said? Or when she said it? Or in what context?

How many people in high places, black and white, can put their hands on the Bible and say, “I have never used the n-word”?

We can’t change history, but we can better ourselves.

Slavery wasn’t practiced only by white people. Chiefs in Africa also traded in slaves.

We all need to stop using the “race card” and try to better ourselves.

We all have the opportunity to advance ourselves and be better than our parents, if we really try to, instead of looking for handouts.

I don’t condone what Paula Deen said, but she has apologized.

Let her do her cooking. People of all races enjoy what she does, and she should be allowed to continue doing what she does best.

— Joe Martinez, Arlington

The n-word is now the symbol of discrimination, and its use has punitive ramifications, as seen with the case of Paula Deen losing her contract with the Food Network.

At least she ’fessed up!

I’d wager that members of the Supreme Court have spoken the word in their youth. It’s heard and sung in rap music, played by predominantly black musicians.

Paula Deen apologized. Don’t put her in a pillory. If everyone was condemned for saying the n-word, there would be quite a crowd, particularly among baby-boomers.

— Delbert Cantrell, Fort Worth

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