To the Editor:
I can’t begin to tell you how deeply disappointed I am in the businesses and people who are so happily throwing Paula Deen under the bus.
If that person (the plaintiff) was so upset by a word she used, why wait so many years to file a lawsuit?
Paula Deen didn’t say anything millions of others haven’t said many times over.
How many people, all over the world, can honestly say they never used an insulting word or phrase to put down a person, a nationality, a religion or someone’s sexual orientation?
I can think of many words used over the years, particularly during any war or confirmative action, rather than the name of that group’s nationality or religion, can’t you? Think over the past 12 years. Ring a bell?
How many people have been denied a job or entry into a college because of their race or age?
I know several big companies, close by, that practice that discrimination.
Do you honestly believe no one, in all the companies that dropped Paula ever said one or more of those words?
Think back. Have you, a friend, neighbor or family member ever said anything like that?
How about some old war movies? Remember the names they called the enemy?
V. K. Krieger