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New York City officials and experts in adolescent health said it was the first campaign aimed at female body image that they knew of to be carried out by a major city.
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WHAT IF other planetary bodies orbited our world at the same distance as the moon?
06.08.1983 on Weheartit
Though she ultimately says that the abolition of slavery was a “terrific change,” she also takes some time to defend the practice. She says, back then, “black folk were such integral part of our lives, they were like our family,” and, for that reason, “we didn’t see ourselves as being prejudiced.” (The first person plural here raises the question: did Paula Deen herself live in the Antebellum South? Is she a vampire?) It’s also worth noting that she takes care not to refer to slaves as “slaves.” She generally calls them “these people” or “workers.”
And her defense of contemporary race relations is just as bizarre. She thinks the race relations in the South are “good… pretty good.” OK. “It will take a long time for it to completely be gone. If it’ll ever be gone.” Fine. But here’s where it starts to get weird. “We’re all prejudiced against one thing or another,” she continues. “I think black people feel the same prejudice that white people feel.” Hmm…
By far the strangest, most awkward moment of the whole talk, however, is when she talks about a black employee of hers named Hollis Johnson. She says that he’s become very dear to her in the 18 years she’s known him, which is plenty sweet. But then she says points to the jet-colored backdrop behind her and says he’s “black as this board.” She proceeds to call out to him in the audience and ask him to come on stage, telling him, “We can’t see you standing in front of that dark board!” The audience roars with laughter. Severson, shocked, says, “Welcome to New York.” And Paula, characteristically, responds, “Welcome to the South.”"
a quote from “Paula Deen Defended Attitudes About Race in Fall 2012”. Video at the link. (via peechington-marie)
This is the thing that keeps striking me about Paula Deen — all of this stuff keeps coming out from her own attempts to defend/explain herself. People say things like “there are two sides to every story”, but in this case, we’ve already heard Deen’s side.
Like that woman in Florida who filmed herself harassing the crew of a Dunkin Donuts and uploaded the video to the internet thinking it would make her a hero, Paula Deen is so drenched in racism that she thinks ~*reasonable people*~ will agree with her when she says and does these things.
And here’s the kicker: for this to happen, she must have been right about that, many times. She must have found that people will nod and agree—or at least not openly revolt—when she says these things. Paula Deen is not actually a ton more racist than the baseline of white U.S. culture. She’s just a little more arrogant, a little more clueless, and a little more tone-deaf about it.
NB: this is not a defense of Paula Deen as “not that bad”, it’s a criticism of the rest of us as “not so much better”. Moments of over-the-top racism that are finally too much for so many of us to brush off came about because we’re willing to brush off the moments leading up to them.