June 24, 2013
"I confess myself refreshed to hear Paula Deen respond “Yes, of course,” when asked if she used the word “nigger.” We have conditioned ourselves on a kind of magic wherein we believe that racism is a matter of kindness and prohibitive vocabulary—as though a hatred of women can be reduced the use of the word “bitch.” But what does a country which tolerates the terrorism of Southwest, Georgia expect? What does a country whose left wing’s greatest policy achievement was made possible by an embrace of white supremacy really believe will happen to children raised in such times? What do we expect in a country where many find it entirely appropriate to wear the battle-flag of the republic of slavery?"

Ta-Nehisi Coates

12:31pm
  
Filed under: Paula Deen Racism History 
  1. political-fanatic reblogged this from theatlantic
  2. bkkoolers reblogged this from theatlantic
  3. elmerseason reblogged this from theatlantic
  4. heeeeeybrooklyn reblogged this from d3vilandg0d
  5. quicheah reblogged this from theatlantic
  6. steviej1974 reblogged this from theatlantic
  7. uglybrattyprincess reblogged this from theatlantic
  8. independentsalesrep2 reblogged this from theatlantic
  9. digahole-digahole reblogged this from theatlantic
  10. acidtesting reblogged this from theatlantic
  11. i-just-got-lost reblogged this from brooklynmutt
  12. agitatedanimaldoubt reblogged this from theatlantic
  13. bbbbleeaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhh reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  14. bigdeelight reblogged this from str8nochaser
  15. fightthemane reblogged this from str8nochaser
  16. str8nochaser reblogged this from kindredsmile
  17. teenvap reblogged this from theatlantic
  18. anindiscriminatecollection reblogged this from theatlantic
  19. deborahelizabethwhaley reblogged this from theatlantic
  20. awkwardblackgirll reblogged this from theatlantic
  21. 91lights reblogged this from theatlantic