In case you haven’t heard, disgraced TV chef Paula Deen is back.
Deen, 67, is being given a second chance by corporate sponsors after she was unceremoniously dumped by the Food Network for being racially naive in these changing times.
“I’ve learned a lot,” said Deen in a cover story of this week’s People magazine.
“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” she said, referring to gay NFL draft prospect Michael Sam.
Deen continued: “He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s saying.”
General Mills is set to air a new Cheerios ad featuring a biracial family during the 2014 Super Bowl. The first ad resulted in such racist vitriol that YouTube closed the comments under the video, and General Mills pulled the video from the site.
A 19-year-old Red Lobster waitress was suspended with pay after she posted a customer’s receipt on her Facebook page.
Toni Christina Jenkins said she was in the middle of her shift at a Nashville, Tennessee Red Lobster when she began serving two “extremely rude” customers. She said the customers ordered $45 worth of take out food, but they did not leave a tip.
Jenkins, who is in nursing school, told Mail Online she picked up the receipt and saw the words “none” and “nigger” scrawled on it.
So she did what any other attention-seeker would do: she posted the receipt on her Facebook page.
A Charleston man who says he and his family were racially discriminated against at a restaurant took his complaints to Facebook, reports Live 5 News. Michael Brown says he and other family members were celebrating at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston, when a shift manager asked the raucous party to move to another section because a white customer was uncomfortable.
“She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” explains Brown. “Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.”
Conservative bloggers are fuming about a virulently racist, anti-gay Department of Homeland Security employee who is still employed by the government agency.
Atlanticwire.com reports that Ayo Kimathi “works on, among other things, the procurement of guns and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
But it’s Kimathi’s radical off duty agenda that is attracting attention from both liberals and conservatives. Kimathi runs the website “War is on the horizon,” which warns black people to “prepare for Racial Warfare.”
Is this still America, the land of the free?
From MSN NOW:
The Westview Shopping Center is across the street from the El Farouq Mosque in a Houston neighborhood. Some worshippers have been known to park in the shopping center’s lot while attending services at the mosque, but it seems like the shopping center could’ve handled the situation a little more delicately. Several “No Muslim Parking” signs were posted on Westview’s property, leaving worshippers feeling unnerved and upset. “I feel sorry for the person who wrote it,” Ahmed Hassan said. “Obviously he has a lot of hate.” None of Westview’s management or staff would take credit (or blame) for the signs. Shopping center owner Steve Kwon says he plans to remove the offensive signs — and any cars he says shouldn’t be parked in his lot.
More from Sandrarose.com:
Today’s headline on Matt Drudge’s news aggregate website Drudgereport.com screams “JEANTEL WARNED ZIMMERMAN COULD BE GAY RAPIST” — a reference to trial witness Rachel Jeantel who was the last person Trayvon Martin spoke to before he was killed by George Zimmerman. Jeantel’s first interview aired on CNN Monday night.
Drudge describes how Jeantel “opened up and let loose on the murder case that gripped that nation.”
And because he’s gay, Drudge immediately pounced on the notion that Jeantel called Zimmerman a “gay rapist.”
Of course, that’s not what she said, but that’s the way Drudge heard it.