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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:04 PM

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen Can Be 'Redeemed'

CHICAGO -- Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her past use of a racial slur, saying she shouldn't become a "sacrificial lamb" over the issue of racial intolerance.

Jackson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Deen called him this week, and they discussed how she might recover. Jackson says if Deen is willing to acknowledge mistakes and make changes, "she should be reclaimed rather than destroyed."

Jackson says he's more troubled by racial disparities in jobs, lending, health care, business opportunities and the criminal justice system.

Her admission of using the slur first came in a lawsuit deposition. It later cost her an endorsement deal with Smithfield Foods and her job with the Food Network.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/jesse-jackson-paula-deen_n_3506218.html

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Reply Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen Can Be 'Redeemed' (Original post)
monmouth3 Jun 2013 OP
former9thward Jun 2013 #1
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2013 #8
former9thward Jun 2013 #9
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2013 #10
Guy Whitey Corngood Jun 2013 #32
WestStar Jun 2013 #2
The Link Jun 2013 #15
WestStar Jun 2013 #18
alp227 Jun 2013 #20
tularetom Jun 2013 #3
RZM Jun 2013 #23
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2013 #4
monmouth3 Jun 2013 #5
bluestate10 Jun 2013 #6
Zoeisright Jun 2013 #7
randome Jun 2013 #11
HipChick Jun 2013 #12
KittyWampus Jun 2013 #16
HipChick Jun 2013 #19
Dawson Leery Jun 2013 #13
Bake Jun 2013 #17
alp227 Jun 2013 #21
Dawson Leery Jun 2013 #24
Zorra Jun 2013 #14
laserhaas Jun 2013 #26
REP Jun 2013 #22
laserhaas Jun 2013 #25
graham4anything Jun 2013 #27
ecstatic Jun 2013 #28
randome Jun 2013 #29
global1 Jun 2013 #30
SDjack Jun 2013 #31

Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:18 PM

1. Living in Chicago I remember Jesse Jackson had problems with using ethnic slurs himself.

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Such as using "Hymie town" to refer to New York city. I am glad to see he is not throwing stones.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:19 PM

8. I vaguely recall Darrell Hammond doing a big production number on SNL about it.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:23 PM

9. Yes, of course.

Don't know why I put Jr. I will edit. Thank you.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:28 PM

10. Okay, I will edit a bit as well. Together we shall rule this thread.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:34 PM

32. That was Eddie Murphy. nt

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:18 PM

2. I suppose if he could help redeem Bill Clinton maybe he can save Deen

 

But Jesse, couldn't you work on some of those foul mouthed misogynist rap people? Maybe they'll listen to you.

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Response to WestStar (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:56 PM

15. Redeem Bill Clinton for what?

 

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Response to The Link (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:17 PM

18. Jesse Jackson promoted himself as Bill Clinton's spiritual adviser

 

during the Monica Lewinsky affair visiting the White House numerous times during that ordeal.

Unfortunately word of Jesse's illegitimate child, which he finally acknowledged in 2001, was starting to leak out during the same time period, so he had that going for him too.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:26 PM

3. For a fee of course

I'm skeptical of his motives and flat cynical about hers.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:08 PM

23. Yep

 

She wants something he has. And she's a wealthy woman.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:27 PM

4. As I often do, I agree with JJ. She sounded really contrite this morning. She's beaten down &....

humiliated right now, and we'll see if she learns from this debacle. What she does with that new knowledge can certainly be a healing experience, if that's what she wants.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:28 PM

5. I just saw a photo of her from this morning and I swear the woman has aged ten years..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:34 PM

6. Deen has diabetes and know how to cook mostly unhealthy recipes.

One area where she can have an enormous impact is developing heart healthy recipes that everyone, including diabetics can use and find delicious. I don't give a shit if she become insanely wealthy from food lines that she develops under the mentioned constraint, she would have saved many lives and redeemed herself in one swoop.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:45 PM

7. She'll never be redeemed with me.

She is the worst kind of racist - she demeans people of color and thinks there's nothing wrong with it. Deen is a flat-out bigot who treats her employees like shit. I never liked her because she was just too - weird, like she was playing some kind of role. And it turns out she was. An ignorant old white bigot.

BTW, her "apology" was a non-apology. As in "I'm sorry if anyone was offended" type of shit. She's either dumber than shit or evil.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:30 PM

11. Good for Jackson. We need everyone possible, even those formerly deemed unredeemable.

 

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:32 PM

12. Jesse Jackson does not speak for or represent all black people

I don't know why the media doesn't get this concept...

She not redeemable by 99.9% of the people she is racist towards..


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Response to HipChick (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:56 PM

16. Have you polled 99.9% of the people she is racist towards? Or are you in close communication w/them?

 

I'd like to think her bubble has burst finally, after all these years.

Maybe she just feels sorry for herself now. Maybe she has finally gotten a clue.

I agree with you JJ doesn't speak for all black people.

On the other hand, I do believe people can redeem themselves.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:25 PM

19. It's harder for older people who are set in their ways..


She's what 66? Nah...her belief system aint changing anytime soon..

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:34 PM

13. She needs to recant her love of traditonal southern culture.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 PM

17. Just what exactly do you mean by "traditional southern culture?"

Because there's a lot of good in the South, and a lot of good people too.

And there are racists north of the Mason Dixon Line as well.

So **if** you're just bashing the South, I have no use for you.

Bake

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:45 PM

21. Do you consider Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, SEC football "traditional southern culture"?

Take care with those overly broad brush wording like "traditional southern culture" that pits the good and bad together.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:41 PM

24. Petty, Cash: NO! SEC Football, Yes.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:54 PM

14. I absolutely love Rev. Jackson. He's an extremely aware human being, and a total hoot. nt

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Response to Zorra (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:15 PM

26. Say it loud Zorra!

 

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:47 PM

22. Like Green Stamps?

If he means the other kind, well, he is the REVEREND Mr Jesse Jackson: thinking people can be redeemed is an occupational hazard.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:12 PM

25. Rev. Jackson earned a WORLD of consideration when he was arrested in OH, in front of Bain trucks

 

Keep it up Rev.

If I get back what they stole from me;
we are gonna have some fun!

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:21 PM

27. I voted for Rev. Jackson 3 times. Twice for President and once as Jerry Brown's VP in the primaries

 

He would have made a great President.

He was there the day Dr. King was killed.

And he is, like all good religious people, wanting to help out those, even if those they help are directly against those that
try to help.

Of course, Rev. Jackson has been vilified in the past, but it goes without saying that Jerry Brown would have won the 1992 election had they won in NYC and as such, the smear against the Rev. Jackson by the republicans and Ed Koch(shame on Ed, after the smear that was thrown at him years earlier), cost Jerry and Jesse the nomination.

It is very charitable of Rev. Jackson. He is too good.
it is more than Paula (I is what I is) Deen should have.

I am proud of Rev. Jackson, but then I have been since day one.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

28. *eye roll*

Not to be disrespectful, but this would resonate more if Rev Jackson was quoted regularly and not just when it might provide cover for a racist.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:27 PM

29. I would think the point of raising awareness of racism...

 

...is to convince others to renounce their racist ways. The alternative is this.

But not being a member of any minority, my outlook itself may be prejudiced.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:28 PM

30. I Wonder How Much He's Charging Deen To Redeem....

her image. He's not saying this just because he likes her cooking. She didn't contact him because she's a fan of his. She paying an image consultant to redeem her image. I'm sure she's suggested Jesse because Jesse probably has a shingle out to make some money by redeeming racists images.

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Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:08 PM

31. Thanks to Jesse, we can look forward to more recipes on how to combine bacon grease, butter,

flour, salt, etc.

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