African American pastor: Paula Deen scandal shows out of control political correctness

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Pastor Ken Hutcherson has been featured on The Glenn Beck Program several times, most recently appearing with Glenn at his speech in D.C.. Today, he joined the radio show to discuss the Paula Deen scandal. No stranger to confronting racism, Hutcherson argued that the Paula Deen scandal exposes out of control political correctness and the need to silence any offensive voice.

“Her using the N‑word is terrible,” Hutcherson said. “I fight for her right to have freedom of speech in our Constitution. I don’t like it, I’ve been called the N‑word so many times.”

Hutcherson explained that he confronted with horrific racism when he was growing up and was often looked at as subhuman.He described his childhood to Glenn, “Probably the best way I can say it is when you are looked upon as less than human, when you are looked on as basically for years, you know, the whole concept in the South is three‑quarters of an individual, you wasn’t even a whole individual, when you were looked at as being indolent, when you were looked at as not being able to think, you was a physical specimen, not a literal specimen.”

Despite his backgound and exposure to racism, Hutcherson still believes in the Constitution and freedom of speech, even when it is hateful speech.

“The issue is not Paula Deen using the N‑word back in the circumstance she used it, back in the past and have to apologize for it. It is that she was brought out disturbing political correctness,” he said.

Hutcherson called out the ridiculous double standard that exists over hateful speech, pointing out that David Letterman can call Sarah Palin a twit and keep his job Bill Maher can call her the C-word.

“What if Bill Maher or Letterman would have called Hillary Clinton those words? Do you think they would have been fired then?” he said.

Hutcherson said it’s going to take a lot more than silencing someone in the nae of political correctness to change the country and end problems like racism.

“I think the best way to fight it is to understand that we’ve got to learn to get along together and get unified in this country. And we better learn that the freedoms that the Constitution has given us is the greatest freedom, the greatest piece of paper ever written anywhere in all the world, in all mankind. And that Constitution gives us the right to disagree, yet move forward together.”

Full Transcript Below:

Now, it’s strange that this would come up because Pat and I were on an airplane for two days with Ken Hutcherson who is ‑‑ was a former football player, played for the Cowboys, has an amazing story and is a black man who grew up in Alabama during the civil rights era. The stories that he told us I was going to say turned my hair white, but my hair’s been white for a while. And wanted to get his opinion on this because I’ll bet you that it is a little more passionate than mine. I have no idea where he’s going.

Let’s go to Pastor Ken Hutcherson in Seattle from the Antioch Bible Church. Pastor, how are you, sir?

HUTCHERSON: I’m doing good, guys. How are you guys doing this morning?

GLENN: Very good. Are you familiar with the story on Paula Deen?

HUTCHERSON: Oh, please.

GLENN: Okay.

HUTCHERSON: You know I am.

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: So where ‑‑ so what should happen in this story?

HUTCHERSON: I think it’s one of the ‑‑ this is so stupid. I cannot believe something that she said after a guy tried to rob her. If a black guy tried to call me, I may even call him the N‑word.

PAT: (Laughing.)

HUTCHERSON: But the issue here, guys, really boils down to political correctness. Is ‑‑ her using the N‑word is terrible. Under the circumstances on how she used it to be understood. And I fight for her right to have freedom of speech in our Constitution. I don’t like it, I’ve been called the N‑word so many times, I’ve been called the N‑word more than Van Camp’s got pork and beans and so, you know, you get to the point where you’ve got to say, all right, that person is ignorant, that person is upset, that person is mad, but it all boils down really, guys, not that she used the N‑word but because she offended political correctness.

PAT: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: And I don’t understand why they would want to fire her. And I watch the Food Network, guys. You know, I get ‑‑

PAT: Me too.

HUTCHERSON: ‑‑ (inaudible) about watching that thing.

PAT: And Ken ‑‑ and Hutch, this is amazing.

HUTCHERSON: I like eating stuff that’s with grease.

PAT: This is amazing coming from you because you, you grew up in a really tough environment and you got into football so that you could legally punish white people for the things they called you and the things they did to you.

HUTCHERSON: Absolutely.

PAT: And then ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: I found a legal way to hurt white people.

GLENN: Tell me ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: Football was the way to do it.

GLENN: Tell the story ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: And I got all my frustrations out that way.

GLENN: Tell the story a little bit, Hutch, for people who don’t know you or your life story. Can you, can you kind of tell what your childhood was like?

HUTCHERSON: Probably the best way I can say it is when you are looked upon as less than human, when you are looked on as basically for years, you know, the whole concept in the South is three‑quarters of an individual, you wasn’t even a whole individual, when you were looked at as being indolent, when you were looked at as not being able to think, you was a physical specimen, not a literal specimen.

PAT: When, in fact, you’re an honor student for one thing.

HUTCHERSON: Yes.

PAT: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: It kind of broke the mold when I was coming through school because I said if I beat up a white guy physically, they’re going to say that, you know, I am part animal anyway and my muscle structure is built differently. But when I can compete with them mentally, that, that just disturbed a lot of white people in Alabama. And I was so frustrated about that. And I was a better baseball player than I was a football player, but you couldn’t hit white people in baseball and get away with it, but you could in football.

GLENN: I think full ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: (Inaudible).

GLENN: I think full con‑ ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: ‑‑ in my locker when I was in high school, break up one white boy a day ‑‑

GLENN: That’s what you had over your locker?

HUTCHERSON: ‑‑ in the South in the Sixties. And that’s what I did. That’s how I lived. And to hear what’s happening with Paula Deen after going through what I went through is really small. But again, guys, don’t lose what the issue is. The issue is not Paula Deen using the N‑word back in the circumstance she used it, back in the past and have to apologize for it. It is that she was brought out disturbing political correctness because Bill Maher, like you guys have been talking about, called Sarah Palin the C‑word.

GLENN: That’s the other word I don’t use.

PAT: Mmm‑hmmm.

HUTCHERSON: You know what? Is that offensive? Is that sexism as much as racism? But since he did it to a conservative white woman, it’s okay.

PAT: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: He laughed about that.

PAT: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: Or what about David Letterman? What did he call Sarah Palin? A twit. Is that not sexism, but because it’s not political incorrect ‑‑

PAT: Plus he went after her daughter.

HUTCHERSON: ‑‑ they did not get upset at them.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: It seems to be ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: And what I’m saying is, come on. Be real. They can get away with that because they think that Sarah Palin is a second class citizen who is conservative, who is not worth listening to, who is stupid and not really a whole individual. What if Bill Maher or Letterman would have called Hillary Clinton those words? Do you think they would have been fired then?

GLENN: Yes.

HUTCHERSON: And so stupidly ‑‑

GLENN: Let me ask you this, Hutch ‑‑

PAT: ‑‑ and inconsistency drives me nuts.

GLENN: And so I don’t want to be the person. I stand up for Bill Maher’s right to say those things, and I just speak out against it and say he’s wrong.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: There are people that ‑‑ see, I don’t think people actually change. I think the chairs at the table change and the ‑‑ and those who are currently seated may have their seat removed from the table at some point.

HUTCHERSON: Yep.

GLENN: And so they just, the power changes, but people don’t. And there are people now that are wanting revenge for what happened to their ancestors in the past and then the argument against it is, “Well, there’s a double standard.” Well, of course there’s a double standard. There will always be a double standard.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: There will always be injustice when man is involved. So what is the best way to fight this? Because I don’t think ‑‑ I don’t think fighting with boycotts or fighting to have David Letterman fired, I don’t think that is the way. What is the way to fight this?

HUTCHERSON: I think the best way to fight it is to understand that we’ve got to learn to get along together and get unified in this country. And we better learn that the freedoms that the Constitution has given us is the greatest freedom, the greatest piece of paper ever written anywhere in all the world, in all mankind. And that Constitution gives us the right to disagree, yet move forward together. Even the issue, guys, when Imus was fired, does that bring up (inaudible) for you guys?

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: We defended him as well.

PAT: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah. When you call a basketball girl a nappy‑headed ho?

STU: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: I mean, it’s extremely insensitive.

GLENN: Yes, it is.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah, but he apologized, wanted to make it right and moved forward. But when you have blacks in this world who have a chip on their shoulder and think that America owes them something and that you ‑‑ “I’m a victim of everything that you do to every white person,” we’ll never get along in this country and we need to make up. What’s going on ‑‑ why aren’t people upset with what’s going on in Chicago with black kids killing each other or in New York with black‑on‑black crime? It’s almost 80% of what’s going on. We better wake up, we better live our Constitution, and we better know that there’s no second class citizen. And, we are going to overcome this and we are the greatest country in the world, and I love being black in America.

GLENN: That is something you just don’t hear.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And when you hear ‑‑ Hutch is going to come down and do some shows with us, and when you hear his whole story and you know what this guy came from and to see how you conquer it, it is exactly the same way. What he ‑‑ how he has lived his life is the way we all need to live our life and the way our country needs to behave. Because if he can conquer his hatred, if he can conquer those who tried to keep him down and he had ‑‑ I mean, you were ‑‑ the Black Panthers were your boys in the Sixties.

HUTCHERSON: They was my boys. Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Fire, Ice, baby, those are my boys before I met Jesus. When I met Jesus Christ, everything turned around. And there are too many people out there that don’t know Jesus. That’s why we’ve got such a bad world.

GLENN: Ken, I look forward to talking to you some more. I know that ‑‑ I missed your e‑mail. Am I going to like your e‑mail or not like your e‑mail?

HUTCHERSON: You’re not going to only love my e‑mail, you’re going to do back flips on my e‑mail.

GLENN: I’m in love with you. Ken, thank you very much.

HUTCHERSON: All right, guys, have a great day.

  • landofaahs

    Frankly I think no word should be banned.  That is not American and if you are so thin skinned as to take up violence because of words, then you are a sick puppy anyway. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    She said she was sorry. She said this happen 20 freaken years ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    OK landofaahs, YOU ARE A WHITE TRASH SOB! OR IF YOU ARE NOT WHITE, LET’S SAY, YOU ARE A PUNK SPIK WETBACK OR A MUSLIM CRAZY WIFE-BEATER . . .Its not the word, but the history behind it, fool!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Exactly Sam, let’s keep insulting people, trashing other Americans, all in the name of free-speech and then we say I”M SORRY I didn’t mean that . . . well if you call me wetback in my face I might have to broke your nose . . . what about that, fool?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    So you think it is ok for your side to call people house n***er and uncle tom when they don’t agree with your views. I am sorry moron but it is more of a problem on your side.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    Oh and ass hat it happen 20 damn years ago and is not her view of things today but that is ok keep showing us that liberal tolerance and understanding that you claim to have.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Let this gif sum up what this pastor is…

    http://gifs8.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/img6694.gif

  • Brian Neal

    What’s strange here is, Paula Deene is a democrat! They fired one of their own! But, I agree with Pastor Ken. Political Correctness needs to stop in this country. It’s not wanted here. It’s BS, to say the least! Her rights of free speech were violated. She did not say this word to anyone at Food Network out of meanness. Why is she being persecuted for something that happened long ago? We need to write letters to Food Network and demand sensible answers! 

  • Anonymous

    They want to divide us and what better way to do it through race. Paula Deen is one the most caring people. Should all of us be judged for what we said 20 years ago? Come on people this needs to stop. 

  • jalina susan stutte

    My My don’t we have thin skin? Pachy Serrano if I call you a wetback and you might break my nose will that make you feel better? Or would you be thinking about the pain coming from your kneecaps that I just shot out? You are crazy and a Obama Zombie to the max. But if you call me a cracker then I’m suppose to just brush it off? Which by the way I do, it doesn’t hurt me at all.

  • Anonymous

    My understanding is that there is more to the complaint than just the use of the N word. She also looked the other way when managers – her brother – sexually harassed employees, discriminated because of sex and race and did other illegal acts. The press is trying to pin this just on the use of the N word. If she also allowed this type of discrimination and harassment in her restaurants, I have lost respect for her. The use of the N word, whether now or in the past, is irrelevant to me.

  • Anonymous

     The network doesn’t owe anyone sensible answers…it’s their prerogative to hire whom ever they want..regardless of how stupid their reasons may appear to be. And let’s face it, this info came out during a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against her. Not exactly the best PR for any network…

  • Anonymous

    My understanding is that there is more to the complaint than just the use of the N word. She also looked the other way when managers – her brother – sexually harassed employees, discriminated because of sex and race and did other illegal acts. The press is trying to pin this just on the use of the N word. If she also allowed this type of employment discrimination and harassment in her restaurants, I have lost respect for her. The use of the N word, whether now or in the past, is irrelevant to me.

  • Anonymous

     Couldn’t agree more. Excellent post..

  • Anonymous

    Agree. If people do not like the actions of the Food Network, let them know. They are only trying to make a buck with the best attractions they can get. They do not care about political correctness, just making money. (I hope I am correct and they fired her for financial reasons rather than political correctness)

  • Anonymous

     Exactly. Their absolute right to not re-new her contract. And I agree, many appear to be overlooking the big picture here. All the media, including Glenn, are focusing on one buzz word…rather than the entire context of the lawsuit she is currently embroiled in..

  • Anonymous

     OK, I’m not politically correct in any way.  When I refer to a black person, I never use the “A-A” term.  After all, it IS a politically correct term.  I think we should stop using that term.
    So, what will happen if I say/use/write the word “nigger”? 

  • Anonymous

    ALL I CAN SEE IS A FRIVOUSLY LAW SUIT.  THIS WOMAN SEE’S DEEN’S  $$$$’s! 

  • Anonymous

     The Food network wants to divide us ? 

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t say the food network. I was referring to our government who is in control of our society.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t say the food network. I was referring to our government who is in control of our society.

  • Anonymous

     What happens if I use/say/write the word “nigger”?
    NOT in a name-calling case, but, in a conversational manner.
    I look in these and other comments and whenever the commenter uses the word “nigger”, they write it as “n**ger” or they say ” the n-word”, or some variation.  By doing that they have allowed others to censure them or to dictate their speech.
    Why do liberals and blacks, who claim to be so tolerant and support the 1st Amendment, demand to tell us how we may speak and what words we can and CAN’T use? (look, I know…I’m just being sarcastic.)  Those who demand that we be tolerant of them, yet they refuse to exercise tolerance toward us.  Now is when I’m tempted to use a certain word…………………..

  • Anonymous

     What happens if I use/say/write the word “nigger”?
    NOT in a name-calling case, but, in a conversational manner.
    I look in these and other comments and whenever the commenter uses the word “nigger”, they write it as “n**ger” or they say ” the n-word”, or some variation.  By doing that they have allowed others to censure them or to dictate their speech.
    Why do liberals and blacks, who claim to be so tolerant and support the 1st Amendment, demand to tell us how we may speak and what words we can and CAN’T use? (look, I know…I’m just being sarcastic.)  Those who demand that we be tolerant of them, yet they refuse to exercise tolerance toward us.  Now is when I’m tempted to use a certain word…………………..

  • Anonymous

     So the government was responsible for the food network not renewing her contract ? Don’t think so…all about the company bottom line

  • Anonymous

    Pachy Serrano wrote; “YOU ARE A WHITE TRASH SOB! OR IF YOU ARE NOT WHITE, LET’S SAY, YOU ARE A PUNK SPIK WETBACK OR A MUSLIM CRAZY WIFE-BEATER”  (To the wood shed boy, you need a good beaten)

    What’s wrong with you?  N-word!!!  What the Hell.  It stands for nigger and it has been used to denigrate people for eons, but not every use of nigger is denigrating.  Ever listen to Black rappers or gang bangers talk to each other?  They have substituted the word ‘brother’ for nigger as a social greeting.  Oh my God where is the outrage toward these insensitive Black thugs for using the “N-word?”  There isn’t any, but I’ll predict plenty of outrage aimed at me for my thoughts on your self imposed restrictions of “Free Speech.” 

    I am Irish/American and my Irish ancestors were called the N-word of Europe.  That sounds stupid, they weren’t called N-word’s they were called nigger’s and we need to be adult enough to have an adult discussion that includes fully restored rights to use whatever words are needed.  Slavery is an ugly thing but we haven’t banned that word from our vocabulary because it’s needed to clearly understand what’s being commented on.  Imagine replacing that with the “S-word.” How about the “F-word” no not that “F-word” I’m referring to faggot.
    Faggot – a dictionary definition: a bundle of sticks bound together; but when you search for the word the politically correct policing the internet have made it an overwhelmingly disparaging word to describe homosexuals in a derogatory manner.  N-word; S-word; F-word; where will this lead?  It leads to small minded people defining what is and is not allowed to be spoken and that has far greater possibilities for lasting harm than than hurting someone’s feelings from time to time.  Historical context, use the word Muhammad in a disparaging manner and there are millions of people who would kill you on the spot.  Read these links: 

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/22/syrian-rebels-executed-teen-mohammed-katta-joke_n_3483480.html   
    or   
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10135823/Syria-I-saw-rebels-execute-my-boy-for-no-more-than-a-joke.html   

    This boy and his family are victims of WORD POLICE.  This demonstrates the great harm that narrow minded control freaks can inflict on society.

    My great-great Grandmother was “Negro” (Spanish word meaning black) and she aided in the underground railroad and my “Negro” ancestors were Calvary Officers who fought in the Civil War.  I mention this because so many hypocrites out there think a Black man has a license to use nigger when and where they choose but all other races are forbidden to say the word nigger even when a legitimate news story requires it for details and clarification; this is lunacy!!!  Constitutionally I can say or write nigger anytime I choose and any person, jurisdiction, legislation, organization or court who say otherwise is violating my rights and your rights and placing one more nail in the Constitution’s coffin.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    HUTCHERSON: And what I’m saying is, come on. Be real. They can get away with that because they think that Sarah Palin is a second class citizen who is conservative, who is not worth listening to, who is stupid and not really a whole individual. What if Bill Maher or Letterman would have called Hillary Clinton those words? Do you think they would have been fined then?

    This isn’t politically correct to say, but I won’t let that stop me from saying it because it’s what I really feel. When men call women chicks, it makes us feel like less than a full human being. I know some women will balk and say it doesn’t bother them because they want to be politically correct with men to gain their approval. As a woman, it bothers me and I have heard Glenn and Pat use this slang for women many, many times.

  • Anonymous

     Good post. I agree. But does the food network not have the right to not renew her contract ? I thought that was the point of the article. It was ” stupid” for them to fire her. And maybe in the end, that will be proven to be true ( boycotts etc…) But I believe they had the absolute right to do so.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Words hurt much more than fists

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you. Back when the terminology started to change, I was shocked by the term “black.” It was considered an insult. I never use the A-A either. Nor do I hyphenate my ethnicity…I’m an American and proud of it! (So, for you curious PC idiots out there, I ain’t no haole!) Wanna know what I am, just ask.

  • Anonymous

    What’s
    wrong with people?  N-word!!!  What the Hell.  It stands for nigger and it
    has been used, sadly, to denigrate people for eons, but not every use of nigger
    is denigrating.  Ever listen to Black rappers or gang bangers talk to
    each other?  They have substituted the word ‘brother’ for nigger as a
    social greeting.  Oh my God where is the outrage toward these
    insensitive Black thugs for using the “N-word?”  There isn’t any, but
    I’ll predict plenty of outrage aimed at me for my thoughts on someone elses self
    imposed restrictions of “Free Speech.” 

    I am Irish/American and
    my Irish ancestors were called the N-word of Europe.  That sounds
    stupid, they weren’t called N-word’s they were called nigger’s of Europe and we
    need to be adult enough to have an adult discussion that includes fully
    restored rights to use whatever words are needed.  Slavery is an ugly
    thing but we haven’t banned that word from our vocabulary because it’s
    needed to clearly understand what’s being commented on.  Imagine
    replacing that with the “S-word.” How about the “F-word” (no not that
    “F-word”) I’m referring to faggot.

    Faggot – a dictionary definition: a
    bundle of sticks bound together; but when you search for the word the
    politically correct that police the internet have made it an overwhelmingly
    disparaging word to describe homosexuals in a derogatory manner. 
    N-word; S-word; F-word; where will this lead?  It leads to small minded
    people defining what is and is NOT allowed to be spoken and that has far
    greater possibilities for lasting harm than temporarily hurting someone’s
    feelings from time to time.  Historical context; use the word Muhammad
    in a disparaging manner and there are millions of people who would kill
    you on the spot.  Read these links: 

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/22/syrian-rebels-executed-teen-mohammed-katta-joke_n_3483480.html   

    — or — 
     
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10135823/Syria-I-saw-rebels-execute-my-boy-for-no-more-than-a-joke.html
      

    Syrian rebels ,who Obama wants to arm, murdered a teen for telling a joke about Muhammad.
    This boy and his family are victims of WORD POLICE.  This
    demonstrates the great harm that narrow minded control freaks can
    inflict on society.  Over Muhammad, a pedophile freak.

    My great-great Grandmother was “Negro”
    (Spanish word meaning black) and she aided in the underground railroad
    and my “Negro” ancestors were Calvary Officers who fought in the Civil
    War.  I mention this because so many hypocrites out there think Black’s have a license to use nigger when and where they choose but all other
    races are forbidden to say the word nigger even when a legitimate news
    story requires it for details and clarification; this is lunacy!!! 
    Constitutionally I can say or write nigger anytime I choose and any
    person, jurisdiction, legislation, organization or court who say
    otherwise is violating my rights and your rights and placing one more
    nail in the Constitution’s coffin.  The NSA knows where I live and I will live Free or die.

    PS:  Cowards are already dead; they exist as zombies, a constant threat to the rest of us.

  • Anonymous

    Our government has created the breeding ground for this type of belief system. I do think the media and shows on TV do use that as a litmus test. Over the years people’s views on race and other things have been altered because of this. If you haven’t noticed our country has changed dramatically since Obama took office.

    The Food network has advertisers that would be sensitive to those views.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t disagree with you that the country has changed. But backlash for using this word has been going on long before he took office. And will continue long after he’s gone. Right or wrong..

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Blurby blurb blurb.

  • Anonymous

    Nigger is a word just like coward is a word.  Neither can harm me unless they are accurate descriptions about what I am. 

    Oh my!!!  Did I just use the “N-word?”  The thought police will be after me!!!  I think its against the law to write the word nigger — oh no I did it again. 

    LOL people its a word.

  • Anonymous

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO you’re wrong, you protoplasmic sack of seahorse turd.

  • Anonymous

     What?  You seem a little psycho.

  • Anonymous

     Useless reply..

  • Anonymous

    I remember the first time I used the n word. My jaw still hurts where my dad backhanded me. That was also the last time I said it – in 1957 at 12 years old. 

    Should I also be pilloried?

  • Anonymous

    Definitely psycho. 

  • Anonymous

    Who or what are you?

  • Anonymous

    HONKY
    CRACKER
    NIGGER
    SPIC
    WETBACK
    CROUT
    SAND NIGGER
    CHINK
    NIPS
    STUPID Fin’ dumbass human’s with there ohh so very small minds  !
    Hey HUTCH I love you brother God bless you, you sir are a blessing everytime I see you keep up Gods work your always in MY prayers ! I hope the LORD eases your pain it’s amazing how us cancer patience get it , CANCER does not DISCRIMINATE  !!!
                     HUMANITY has that in the bag !

  • Anonymous

     It’s not the word…it’s the meaning behind it.

  • Anonymous

    So resist; say or write nigger.  Its on a long.long list of words that are used to hurt peoples feelings, but its also used everyday as a greeting of affection.
    “Hey nigger Whats-up?”  Don’t ban words, ban people who ban words.

  • Anonymous

    That’s  my point but you don’t see the meaning after each word do you I’M way better than that God bless

  • Anonymous

     It’s not a word I use to greet anyone. I would generally say ” What’s up..Bob? ” so I’m not resisting anything. Have no need to identify people based on the color of their skin.

  • bumpkin

    Until I no longer hear BLACK people using the word at each other, I see ABSOLUTELY no reason that anyone of any color should stop using it.  To call your girlfriend or neighbor, or buddy “nigger” because you’re both black, then to say its unacceptable for light-toned-skinned folks to use the SAME word, in THEIR speech is stupid, a double-standard, and bigoted.  Not OK…  So long as its OK politically for ANYONE to use that word, it is OK politically for EVERYONE to use that word.  The ONLY reason Paula Dean was attacked for using it, is because she is Caucasian.  Paula, forgive them, because they know NOT what they do.  Some people are SO stupid!   Poltical (IN) Correctness is rife with double-standard, and the entire political-correctness (from the bowel) movement is the dumbest thing I have ever seen-  yet another way to destroy America.  Paula, may I suggest you go on National TV, -do NOT grovel nor beg, and stand there and say the word OVER and OVER again, until the dark-skinned folk PROMISE you, personally, that NOT ONE OF THEM will ever use that word again.   Then, AFTER they promise you they will never use it again, nor will they tolerate one of their own race to ever use it again, then apologize to them, if you want, for saying it, and then maybe say you will not do it again. I hear/see it used ALL THE TIME  by them describing other people with dark skin!  To pretend that one ethnic group has ownership of a word is beyond dumb.

  • Anonymous

    You got that right maybe others need to investigate the whole story I agree with American Irish   
                      EXCELLENT POST
    Nice to see you pay attention to the whole story !!
    God Bless you !

  • Anonymous

    I have a question. Where were you PC police and Democrats when this cracker and former Klansman was saying this?:

    http://youtu.be/goC6tx4ntzM

    All of this isn’t about the use of the word. If’s about the double standard.

  • Anonymous

    A ban on thoughts or WORDS hurts more than using fists or words.

  • Anonymous

    Seek help, will you? And, use your spell checker: CROUT should be KRAUT (like in sauerkraut). You also left out JAPS and LITTLE BROWN NIGGERS. LBN’s are what “my people” used to be referred to…just so you know.

  • bumpkin

    EXACTLY!  EXACTLY!   And I cannot help but be completely irate (used to be OK to call it ‘tweaked’ before certain narcotic use, too) that some word-thugs turned a sweet word “gay” into something they CLAIM to be a mean word…  ‘Gay’ is actually a synonym for “happy, light-hearted, joyful”  NOT for homosexual.  I despise word-thuggery!   In fact, I see the whole word-thug movement as a very queer move by some very queer people!  (the word ‘queer’ actually means “odd,” not homosexual.  The word “homosexual” means homosexual.)  Word-thugs, fall upon your twisted swords!  

  • Anonymous

    sticks and stones may break my bones but WORDS will never harm me!  We have become too politcally correct.  If we had more support for free speach in our society and promoted open discussions about these real issues then people wouldn’t tend to resort to physical violence like punching or breaking noses or shooting out kneecaps, lol!

  • Anonymous

    I must be missing the point. I thought this was about the food network not renewing her contract. Something they have the absolute right to do. Will there be backlash because they did ? Possibly. But still had the right to do it

  • bumpkin

    …a simple word, put into action by word-thugs. But there is motive… It is an early attack upon the American Constitution.  That is ALL the word-thugs want their PC-crap for.  Nothing else matters to them.. Its a means to an end.

  • Anonymous

    The network does not have to renew her contract.  However, if they got rid of her because she used the word nigger a quarter of a century ago then the network has a political correctness phobia and they need to re-examine their policy.  Paula Dean may be the most recent George Zimmerman.  Certain leftists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton need only hint at making a fuss and businesses run scared, just like the politically controlled District Attorney did in the Zimmerman case.  When fear controls our decision making process you can bet the odds are against arriving at a sound rational conclusion. 

    FOX news replaced nigger with “N-word” and it cannot be for ratings purposes because their demographics show a very low percentage of Black viewers.  So why don’t they speak plainly?  They don’t use the word in an offensive manner or to do harm but rather to inform or enlighten.  The non-politically correct network is politically correct after-all.

  • Anonymous

     I agree. But I think the non- renewal clause may be based on the whole sexual harassment lawsuit she is involved in. And I think both liberal and conservative are focusing strictly on what she called some guy 20+ years ago during a bank robbery because it’s a buzz word. Look at all the posts here for example…

  • bumpkin

    Remember when it was PC to call blacks “darkies”?  Yeah, I know it dates me.  Whatever.  My point is, the word-thugs change things regularly, never satisfied with anything, always trying to intimidate.  Negro, so far as I know, is a color (spoken in Spanish,) not a race.  Yet, now, the word-thugs whine about it, but dont hesitate to say the SAME thing in English, when they refer to their “black community”.  How funny would it be if we Caucasians started whining about being called “white” when not one of us are.  After all, humans are NOT white- they simply do not come in that color, or more precisely, that lack of color.  Tell you what, you friends with deeper-pigmented skin, when those of you who call Caucasians “whites, or crackers, etc, stop using those terms, I will stop using your least fave terms.  Got it?  No special privileges. In fact, over they years, it seems we Caucasians have bent over backwards to refer to our deeper-colored-skinned celestial siblings by whatever they thought made them comfy. I am TIRED of pandering to whiners… Caucasians aren’t whining about what you call us,- So, stop whining.

  • Anonymous

    Not really too worried about the spelling just shows what kind of person I am it was to make a point and then you chastise me so figure that huh .
    if you would like to call me something fowl I can take it there only WORDS
    I can’t spell i’m going to kill myself right now good bye cruel world 

  • Anonymous

    Amendment #1 gives me the right to call you wet-back to your face. 
    Assault laws prevent you from hitting me for it without being arrested.
    A fool is someone who support politically correct BS that usurps our Constitutional rights.  Religion is supposed to control our civility in speech and conduct not Big Brother or narrow minded hypocrites who scream with indignation if someone steps on their rights while they dictate the terms of mine.
    It seems that would make anyone with your mindset a FOOL.  Just my opinion, which happens to be right.

  • Anonymous

    OOH you said seek help could I get the number of your THERAPIST

  • Anonymous

     I don’t think anyone wants to step on your rights. If you choose to exercise that right to free speech..more power to you. But you have to be willing to accept the consequences. And there may be consequences..others have just as much of a right to disagree. Doesn’t make you right…

  • Anonymous

    Look around you. This stuff is EVERYWHERE! I am a former/retired government bureaucrat. Years ago, our employee bulletin boards had a list of “approved” terms to describe “handicapped” people. That’s right, we had employees in the office of the Human Rights Commission who were responsible for purging the language used by City employees that might offend someone. We were told not to use “handicapped,” “crippled,” “homosexual,” “disabled,” and many others which, unfortunately, I forget.

    Look at the way radical environmentalism is being promoted…through changes in the language to make what they’re doing palatable to mainstream America. Many moons ago, in high school, I had to read “1984″ and “Animal Farm.” Unfortunately, some of it has come to pass. What’s come to pass is not good!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t get me started on the misuse of sexual harassment suits.
    Yes it could be a factor but no one wants to talk about that, its more intriguing to discuss words we aren’t “allowed” to say.  Besides the NOW does not have near the clout that the NAACP has.

  • Anonymous

    Do you guys even know what you’re talking about? There is a lawsuit filed for sexual and racial harrasment against Paula and her brother Bubba. I’m reading up on it before I form an opinion. Ha. Isn’t that what we are to do? Especially a pastor. Wow
    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/06/entertainment/deen-deposition/index.html

  • Anonymous

    Political Correctness is simply plain Rude.  Paula Deen  is welcome in my home anytime.  I found her statement not to be of malice.  Just saying in a way.  I am still PO at Crayola when the Banned the crayon, “Indian Red”.  People need to lighten up and stop pointing fingers.  We all should be hollering about the IRS and other current and Major problems.  Food Network over reacted and many people will boycott them but where is the Forgiveness towards Paula since she candidly and Honestly replied to a question and also apologized..   Imus NEVER got FIRED.  Double standards here.  People need to be more kind to each other. Enough said.

  • Anonymous

     May be a frivolous suit. Or it may be justified. Time will tell. But that’s what I mean. Let’s look at all the facts…not focus on a buzz word and judge everything based on that.

  • Anonymous

    Yes they have every right to disagree, but no one has the right to threaten bodily harm because you use a word.  Many people do want to step on our rights and they are in harms way when they do.  I’ve been called cracker, mick, Irish bud, gringo, etc. but I don’t take name calling seriously because they can’t define me and that’s not who I am.  I never even contemplated hitting anyone because they called me a name.  As far as being right is concerned, I am right about the Constitutional issue and the name calling issue is an opinion and I will fight for the right to free speech, including your right to speak freely.  My reply to Pachy Serrano was accurate but no one has to agree with what I said or how I said it.

    PS: I am a little confused by you.  In other posts you seem to agree that banning words from our vocabulary was not a good idea, but your comment in this reply to me seems to reverse that position.  Which is it, free speech or political correctness?  No man can serve two masters.

  • Anonymous

    This is what I know. Black people use the term nigga to take the sting out of the use of the word by non-blacks. But that word still hurts as much as I did in the 60′s. Niggerrrrrr is different than nigga. It’s the way it’s said through a snarl and a look like die…niggerrrr!!and I’m not afraid to say it. YOu may never understand until you are really in that situation.It’s meant to degrade and tell us that we are no one, not even half human.. That’s how the term was and is used..I’ve been called that many times and I’m glad we can finally do something about it. Fired!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, you’ve missed the point. The title here, “African American pastor: Paula Deen scandal shows out of control political correctness” should give you a clue. This is about political correctness and the “bigger picture” subtext, the double standard.

    But, yes, the Food Channel has the right to renew or not renew her contract…no argument there!

  • Anonymous

    I’m not judging the situation at all.  I have commented mainly on the idiocy of substituting an alphabet letter “N” for a word.  However if that banned word has any bearing on terminating her employment then that needs to be examined as well.  Don’t you think so? 

    As for sexual harassment suits I think they are misused by many for personal gain.  I’m not saying harassment doesn’t exist, just that it’s rife with Charlatans chasing a big settlement.

  • Anonymous

     Words are words.  I don’t want to regulate anyone’s free speech. But everyone of those names you listed, that others have called you, were said to be an insult. Do they have the right to say them ? Sure. I just wish sometimes people would think of the consequences of what they say..how they affect others. Don’t think it’s to much to ask. Just a little civility…

  • Anonymous

     And I agree with you. They are misused. But we don’t know that this one is. And point was, food network may be looking at a bigger picture than just a name she admitted to calling someone 20+ years ago. The whole thing is a PR nightmare

  • Anonymous

     And I think she was fired because of a negative affect on food networks bottom line..in totality of the lawsuit, not the use of a word 20+ years ago. Nothing political about it. Business decision..

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Burying it only means we will someday forget it; if we forget it, society will repeat it.
    You claim you can use the word but I notice your need to intentionally spell it wrong.  For you it might be painful but it wasn’t the word that hurt you it was the vile person(s) speaking it.  I can tell you this, if a Black man is beating me to death and screaming  cracker the whole time, its the hate I’ll remember, and the words used during that hate filled tirade won’t be forgotten but neither should they be banned from open discussion.  It is insane to defend racism because it should not exist, but I will defend free speech and the right to speak openly about racism and any words connected to it.  I don’t want our children to ever forget slavery existed, that Nazi’s were evil, that hate caused the holocaust, that Lennon killed millions, Mao was a mass murder, and ugly name calling accompanied all the Earths great human atrocities.  Banning nigger from the discussion dulls the impact it has had on our society and will weaken our resolve to never tolerate that kind of evil again.  It’s like cancer, the more we talk about, research it and examine the effects the better chance we have of treating it, of healing it or perhaps some day even finding a cure.  Discovery and advancement doesn’t involve hiding or burying the truth, no matter how ugly it is.

    PS:  It is not my intention to hurt you by taking the stand I believe in and I apologize if It does hurt you, but stand I must because I see worse consequences if I don’t.  Here is an evil example of word restrictions; thankfully our constitution protects us:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…    or    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new…   

    The boy and his family are victims of WORD POLICE.  This
    demonstrates the great harm that narrow mindedness
    inflicts on society. 

  • Sapere Vedere

    Paula said that word in the 1980′s. Below is what Snoop Dogg said ten months ago. It is called “selective media outrage.”
     
    Snoop Dogg racist comment against Romney(beloved)
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/10/05/snoop-dogg-posts-reasons-not-to-vote-for-romney-he-a-white-na/

    Alec Baldwin racist comment (worshipped by the media)
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/02/18/Baldwin-Racist-Rant

    Darwin – racist (worshipped) – Marx a racist (beloved) – Margaret Sanger huge racist (praised)
     REAL racist black eugenics promoters
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/04/author-edwin-black-discusses-americas-dark-history-of-eugenics/

    We could post stories for hours on the breathtaking media hypocrisy. That’s why roaches and France are now rated slightly more favorable than the state run media in recent polls.

  • Anonymous

    Networks are in business to make money and they have every right to make decisions to meet that goal.  I own a business so I understand that if you aren’t making a profit it’s time to move on.  They may have taken a low profit program and weighed it against future liabilities based on pending lawsuits and the hostesses unsavory wordsmithing and made a preemptive decision.  Whether its the right call or not we will never know, but we can evaluate the various reasons and discuss their merits or lack thereof.

  • Anonymous

     You may be right. But I for one would feel better if your links were from somewhere other than The Blaze and Breitbart..but oh well

  • Anonymous

    Nicely put.

  • Anonymous

     But that was my whole point to begin with. Discuss the merits of what the food network did. Not if and when it’s ok to use the word nigger, which in my mind is never ok. But that’s just me..

  • Anonymous

    You do realize we are at glennbeck.com don’t you?  Oh well, check this one out:  

    http://www.chicagonow.com/mayor-daily/2012/10/why-snoop-dogg-is-voting-for-obama-a-fact-check/   (Snoop calls Romney white nigger)

    Do a search on Paula Deen’s racial slurs and Alec Baldwin.  The media disparity is amazing.  headlines use accused of or acusations of when referring to Baldwin, and guilty headlines when talking about Deen.

    And, what’s wrong with the Blaze or Breitbart.com?  Considering the non event known as the MSM we need investigative reporting.  Once upon a time investigative reporter took down a president named Nixon.

  • Anonymous

    Article is called:  “African American pastor:
    Paula Deen scandal shows out of control political Correctness”
    The food network made a business decision based on several factors but the focus here was on the over the top PC crowd and their control of what we say and do.

    Hate crimes should be outlawed; repeal everyone immediately; they are catalyst for abuse.

  • Anonymous

    I agree it should be talked about and no you can’t hurt me with talking about it. Your stand is your stand and i’m not here to change your opinion. Actually i’m asking myself why I use the term nigga still and why I listen to rap music with the term nigga in it. But when a white person says it it’s different.. and I have no explanation. I never said it was ok to use the term and get angry when another race uses it. It is what it is and I don’t wanna know why people before me hated each other. I just wanna love everyone unconditionally no matter what a person looks like or even what a person does to me because we are all God’s children created to work alongside each other till we return to our Creator. Too mushy? I don’t care. Just stop the hate!!
    I’m reading through Paula’s deposition and I’m leaning towards what the pastor and others are saying. She doesn’t seem like a ‘n word’ hater. It’s her brother that was/is the issue. Wow..Knowledge is key. I have enjoyed her show in the past and I enjoyed watching her on Oprah. It’s just all been blown way out of proportion! I would hate to be famous. Whatching what you say all the time must be hard.

  • HappyTexan

    Racism is everywhere, but when someone admits to one incident from 1986, they should get some leniency.  the Food Channel goofed this one up, and will face the consequences of their decision.  Paula Dean will land on her feet, because she has a huge fan base and people genuinely like her.  The problem we have in our culture today is that people can’t forgive another person for their faults, even when they have changed their ways.

  • Anonymous

    I agree it should be talked about and no you can’t hurt me with talking about it. Your stand is your stand and i’m not here to change your opinion. Actually i’m asking myself why I use the term nigga still and why I listen to rap music with the term nigga in it. But when a white person says it it’s different.. and I have no explanation. I never said it was ok to use the term and get angry when another race uses it. It is what it is and I don’t wanna know why people before me hated each other. I just wanna love everyone unconditionally no matter what a person looks like or even what a person does to me because we are all God’s children created to work alongside each other till we return to our Creator. Too mushy? I don’t care. Just stop the hate!!
    I’m reading through Paula’s deposition and I’m leaning towards what the pastor and others are saying. She doesn’t seem like a ‘n word’ hater. It’s her brother that was/is the issue. Wow..Knowledge is key. I have enjoyed her show in the past and I enjoyed watching her on Oprah. It’s just all been blown way out of proportion! I would hate to be famous. Whatching what you say all the time must be hard.

  • Anonymous

    Another common thread running through the Paula Dean defamation is that of hypocrisy, again.  I agree that use of the n-word is out of place, in society as a whole, because of the implied racism.  Yet the n-word is consistently in the “rap” lyrics of contemporary hip-hop music.  I just don’t buy into the notion that a perceived minority gets a pass when it comes to politically incorrect characterizations.     

  • Anonymous

    GQ4U and cozynblue; You guys have it spot on. GQ4U may be a bit outspoken. But that’s OK. cozynblue may have been hurt terribly and that’s not OK. The two of you re-new my faith in the goodness of mankind. Would that we could all “reason together” as you have done. I salute you! I am a white graduate of Tuskeegee Institute in the old days. The nicest compliment I received while there was from a respected fellow student who simply told me in a happy voice that I “sounded like a “nigger” [or was that a "nigga?"] when we were carrying on. Those were happy days, long to be remembered. 90%+ of my classmates and professors were black and I received a superb education. It can and must be done!!!!!!  By you and me! 

  • Anonymous

    I am no fan of Paula Deen, but its USA and we sill have freedom of speech and if George Soros ,the WAR CRIMINAL,can visit the White House many times,Paula Deen can say whatever she feel like it.

  • landofaahs

    You forgot Jewish, Polack, Danish, Kraut smart-ass with a 165 IQ.  You see?  Words only have power when you give it to them.  The saddest part of many African-Americans is that they live in the past and carry the baggage of slavery with them along with the hatred that goes with it.  They are still slaves mentally to the slaveholders of the past.  I refuse to give people that much power over me.

  • landofaahs

    Not to me.  I’ve had both and I know.

  • landofaahs

    You might try, but sayin’ ain’t doin’.

  • Anonymous

    So, here you sit lecturing us on “getting the whole story.” Same for the kudos you get from “unowhat..” and “americanirish” below. We’re criticized for commenting on PC, etc. I thought that’s what this Beck article was about. Just look at the title…kinda “goin’ with the flow.”

    “The whole story” will be told when this is fully adjudicated. So you pedants below can get off your hobby horses and stop with the self-righteous b-o-l-o-g-n-a.

  • Anonymous

    PD neeeds to exhibit some grit and find another media channel that will allow her show to run, there is nothing better to insult your enemy than to succeed in spite of them….

  • Mike Nelson

    I hope this is sarcastic.

    If not, I think you haven’t experienced a real beating.  ANYONE should be able to hear words and not react, or to react in kind (i.e., verbal rebuke), no matter their past or beliefs.  NO ONE should be expected to endure a beating without responding in kind (self defense).

    To postulate otherwise is intellectually bankrupt – ‘sticks and stones,’ and all that.

  • Mike Nelson

    You are pathologically stupid.

    I’d say “ignorant”, but with you it’s clearly a choice.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    To a kid, the beatings hurt for a hour, but the words leave wounds that last a lifetime.

  • Anonymous

    The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland said “words mean what I say they mean”. It is not the word, it is the intent behind its use. The classic is in The Virginian. The naive easterner being escorted west for his health by the Virginian is shocked when, at a station stop on the train line, the Virginian runs into an old friend. Trampas says “you son of a bitch” when he sees the Virginian. Our eastern protagonist hears “fighting words” and expects a gun fight. The two men hug and start talking of old times.

    In a later chapter our protagonist is watching a poker game. The Virginian wins a big hand and a drummer (traveling salesman, not musician) who thought he was hustling the yokels says “you son of a bitch, you cheated.”. The Virginian draws his gun and places it on the table and says “when you say that, smile.”  (not the classic mis-quote “smile when you say that, Mister”. Our easterner now explains the lesson he learned – that it is not what you say but the way you say it.

    Yes, the Virginian is a bit of a naive book by our modern standards, but it was quite advanced in its day. An explanation of the open society of achievement that had formed on the frontier presented to the reading public of the eastern elites. I commend you all to Chapter 13, The Game and the Nation. The first five or six paragraphs may be the best description of real equality, as defined in the Declaration and the Constitution, that I’ve seen.

    Coming back to the “N-word”, Mark Twain’s Huck Finn has been banned in many places as a main character is called Nigger Jim. What an incredible loss to the thrust of the story would it be if the name were changed. It has been many years since I read it, but the aspect of the story that I remember most is the disdain the young Huck Finn had for the black escaped slave at the beginning – represented by the name – then the growing respect as they floated down river and met with difficulties and worked together. Nigger Jim was still Nigger Jim to Huck at the end of the book, but the meaning of the name had changed. The word had gone from an expression of disdain to one of respect.

    I’m the son of British immigrants and on returning from a summer in England at age 12 I happily called myself a “limey”. But a year later, when a schoolmate called me a “bloody limey” I had my first fight (not the first, but the first since about age six).  I understand the greater emotional weight on the word nigger, the discrimination is more recent (and, to some extent, greater). Yet is is time that we stop banning words. It is not the word, it is the thought.

    When we ban literature for words we lose a sense of history, and a sense of historical times. When we make a crime more heinous because of the use of a “hate” word we reduce the severity of the underlying crime. If someone is angry at me and says “I’m going to kill you, you Mick bastard”, then does it, is that worse than if he just kills me? There is a difference between angry words and a plan to subjugate or eliminate a race (the KKK with blacks, Hitler with Jews, and the Romans with my ancient ancestors).

    Equality will be achieved when we can all tell jokes on ethnic stereotypes – Pat and Mike jokes have been acceptable for many years, Hymie and Abie jokes for some time. When banter is good humored it becomes an acceptance of both the differences and the similarities between all people.

    Best, Jon

  • Jeff Noncent

    wow all I can is wow from a black man to say this I am very happy because we are not going to fight this fight with words we are going to fight this fight with prayer that’s all it take I am so happy that a pastor says this it is amazing 

  • Anonymous

    I am of Irish, German, Cherokee, and Spanish ancestry and am greatly offended by the use of the N word. It is so loathsome to me I cannot even say it. I can think of no other word that has this effect on me. I wish no one would utter it in public. But that’s just my feeling. I cannot tell other people what is right or wrong. They must determine it on their own.

  • Mike Nelson

    I’m sorry to say Pam, but while you may be gentle and well-intentioned, you are part of the problem that you see, and your position is harmful to your kids.

    The reason bullying has proliferated so is because we have taught kids NOT to stand up for themselves.  You can’t make everyone play nice, and when they don’t, and the target does not respond, they learn subservience and servility.

    In other words, it’s NOT the words that hurt, but the fact that the child is growing up in a society that requires they not defend themselves.  Stop making a victim of your child, and the bullying begins to dry up because people fight back against anti-social behavior right when it happens – which is exactly when it matters most.

    Here are three guiding principles that you would do well to teach your kids:

    1.) Neither a beating, nor words ever hurt as much as the feeling of hopeless helplessness that kids have when they are taught NOT to fight, because that is learned behavior, and does follow you throughout your life.

    2.) Words will never be more than words, but kids do grow up, and disfigurement and permanent damage do indeed last forever.

    3.) If you’re an easy target and won’t fight, you’re much more likely to get beaten severely, rather than just getting into a fight.

    Don’t be a pussy – be READY and WILLING to defend yourself. Police (or a teacher, or whoever) may only be a minute away, but that’s 60 seconds of having your ass kicked during which you could have done something about it by taking responsibility and fighting for yourself.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    I was beaten badly as a child both physically and mentally. The physical beatings made me tougher and filled with anger and rage. I’m not afraid of a fight and will never back down and submit to a bully. I have largely conquered this part of my past and have been able to let go of some of the rage. I know now that love is more powerful than anger or hate and I’m trying to live my life this way. While I can defend myself better than most people because of this past, I wouldn’t harm anyone without provocation.

    On the other hand, the emotional damage of the abuse has been much harder to deal with. It has crippled me in ways that are hard to describe adequately in this forum. I have never had any self-esteem, I don’t trust anyone, and have trouble allowing people closer than arm’s distance.

    You say, don’t be a P. What exactly does that mean? I’m a woman who has been through hell and I’m still standing. Does that label you use define me? That’s a terrible, hateful word intended to demean women as less than. It doesn’t make me angry that you use that word because I reckon you have a right to choose the words when expressing yourself. It does, however, reveal something about you that I would be wise to notice.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    We agree!

  • Anonymous

    I guess your screen name says it all. So sorry you live your life bitter.

  • landofaahs

    I don’t believe that securing our borders and demanding immigrants follow the rules is trashing Americans.  We have a lot of people from Mexico with green cards working in my area.  Frankly, they keep the restrooms spic and span.  Now I know that it is commonly called Mexican brain drain but hey, Mexico needs to treat it’s people better or they will lose even more of their top talent.  I just want it done legally.

  • Jeo Ten

    Paula Deen is fat.  There, I said it.  I should be banned from the planet.

  • Anonymous

    The PC types,, give it a rest, give your head a big shake. Bring back Paula, we love her, stop all this PC bull  The Food network should just pause and bring her back.  

  • Anonymous

    This PC attitude is out of control, The Food Network should give itself a good shake, bring back Paula, we love her, Stop this stupid PC business, Get real, Everyone make mistakes, that includes this stupid action by the Food Network.

  • Anonymous

    Who’s the fool with the selective history lesson?  According to your logic, the word ‘gay’ means one is happy and not a euphemism for a penchant to be sodomized. Historically speaking, isn’t a ‘fag’ a cigarette?

  • Anonymous

    Neither war, PC or law have power to transform spiritual issues like bigotry. Overcoming comes from teaching, protesting, marching and becoming a meth-o-dist like Jesus, Gandhi, King and now HUTCHERSON. 

  • greywolfrs

    You would nothing of the sort, coward.

  • greywolfrs

    Only a fool allows others to decide what words are “bad” and which are not. There you are…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Harleehun Mickey Fay

    Yes, Paula Deen has the freedom of speech to say whatever offending word she wants. Employers and citizens have a right to drop her or boycott her stuff because they don’t agree with her speech. Freedom works both ways.

    I boycott Chick Filet because I find their views offensive. I boycott Papa John’s Pizza since he complained about the need to raise pizza prices (11 cents per pie) to provide his employees with heath care. Yes, both company founders have a right to their beliefs and I have a right to put my money where I want ti.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Harleehun Mickey Fay

    and that is why Glenn Beck is happy to trot him out… the token black man that also thinks this Paul Deen situation is blown out of proportion. Well, if you do some research you will find out that Paul’s deposition went a little further than using the N word in the 60′s. Here is a quote from a professor who did indeed do further research:

    “If it were only about the past, I would agree. However, her comments about a dinner party (see below) and her quote from her deposition characterizing racial slurs as jokes hint that her racist beliefs are not all in the past: “It’s just what they are—they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…gays or straights, black, redneck, you know, I just don’t know—I just don’t know what to say.” Deen also stated that she had wanted a “plantation-style,” pre-civil war era wedding for her brother, with middle-aged black men dressed in formal attire serving guests. Companies have the right to choose what sort of person they want as the face of their company and corporate image. Anita Bryant discovered this painful lesson many years ago.”As I said in an earlier comment, yes, Paula Deen has the right to freedom speech, and I have the right to boycott her because I find her offensive.

  • Acappellla

     Rappers don’t say “NIGGER” and neither do Black people to other Black people. They say “Nigga” and there is a difference. YES ITS THE HISTORY BEHIND IT. Period.

  • Acappellla

    You know as I read some of these comments on this site and other sites, I keep hearing people saying the same things about Black people using the “N” word. I must say this as a Black person myself. Yes.. I hear people use the word nigga to other Black people which is not nigger. Lets be clear. But also let me say this. lol. I hear White people say hick to other White people and peckerwood and other racially charged things about other White people also. But I would not and dare not go up to White people saying those things because common sense says that is racist. Also, I have Mexican friends who say wetback, spic, and other racial things about other Mexicans but I do NOT go around saying that to them because obviously that is OFFENSIVE and I am not them so FOR ME that would be racist for me to say to them or about them. So we are all apart of the same hypocrisy! We in 2013 AMERICA are still divided and racially incorrect. We have to learn how to deal with our own racial and racist views before we can point the finger!

  • Jan Qwib

    I think it doesn’t make sense to fire her for something she said many years ago, but I don’t think it is just about the n-word used many years ago. Another point made was the sexual humor used around her employees. She has the type of personality that you either like or hate. I would hate working for her, and it does bring me joy to see a nasty mouth person feel the sting that I feel when an attention sucking person doesn’t care about how it makes me feel when they project their nasty humor in my direction to see my reaction. A person who wants to live a respectable or christian life have to endure an uncomfortable environment because nasty loud mouth people intentionally project their thoughts on the people who will react negatively because they like to see a reaction.  People who are easy to work with, who want to be christian are having a hard time keeping a job because it is too much to tolerate at work people who INTENTIONALLY want to make them uncomfortable. What about their rights. If Paul Deen had said what she said within the confines of her circle of friends it wouldn’t be a big deal. I appreciate everything Glen does, but he is being hypocritical; he says to be good and live a christian life but yet look the away when people are behaving badly. I don’t believe Christ would want us to do that, this is why the dark side in people are growing. The rights of those who don’t want to hear their nasty humor have no rights when we are being told not to say or do anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Desy-Nurul-Azkiya/100001601301792 Desy Nurul Azkiya

    pastor  ken  :]   you   man  ,i  like  this  man  :]

  • http://www.facebook.com/bridget.brusherd Bridget Brusherd

    What did I hear Jesse Jackson call Obama? Does It sound better coming from him?

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Then we understand one another.

  • Mike Nelson

    There’s no way to reply to your last post (forum limitations), but this is in response to your last, below my other response.

    First, I apologize for the offense I have offered in my assumption of your context.  I was under the distinct impression that you were speaking of a bullying situation that was outside the household.  Now I’m not sure exactly what you mean and where it happened, but in my case it was all about school and peers, rather than at home with adults.  I’m very fortunate to have parents whose attentions and affections were entirely wholesome and nurturing.

    I would agree that emotional damage done to children by supposedly trustworthy adults is downright destructive, as opposed to the angst of bullying done by other kids, but I remain adamant that kids who don’t fight back (against other kids) not only are doomed to greater bullying, but on some level deserve it; they either figure out how to deal with it (fight back or…?), or they keep suffering (as I did when I was taught not to fight back, since “fighting never solves anything”).

    That is what I mean when I say “don’t be a pussy.”  And although at this point I cringe a bit when I assert against your position, it is NOT a word meant to demean women – it is a word meant to shame men who ACT like women, which is to say like victims.  (I know how this sounds, but consider that I mean it in the traditional role of man = protector & bread-winner, woman = non-violent dependent to be protected.  Chauvinistic?  Perhaps.)

    And yes, you are wise to notice my blunt words; they may be intimidating to some, but they are amongst the most effective tools left to me in a world where words like “cockpit” and “harassment” have become somehow chauvinistically controversial.  I just want things to be clear for what they are, because that IS what they are, and a boy taught not to defend himself is deserving of that label because he won’t defend anyone else, either.

    Use of coarse language as a social filter often has the effect of separating the wheat from the chaff.  Regrettably, it also has the occasional effect of causing a dispute or misunderstanding. Your response to that affront was classy and effective.

  • Anonymous

    Finally!  Someone must put the kibosh on political correctness!  Everyone knows what it is and we know it’s not good for us – why not just…. er,… tell the truth?

  • bumpkin

    Because of my love for the English language, I often wonder where words originated.  Back in the day, people with dark skin were called ‘negro’ because its the Spanish term for the color black.  Now, imagine an English-speaking deep-southerner, trying to say the word, especially if he is uneducated.  Often they shorten their vowel-sound ‘i’, turning it into Nigro, and they would also pronounce their ‘o’ as a soft vowel, (as opposed to a long-vowel sound) making it Nigrah).  Now, get into the fray those lazy folk who cannot pronounce ANYTHING correctly, who add that long drawl at the end of their words that end in a vowel, and you have it now pronounced ‘Nigger’.  Not a pretty word, but likely not originated to insult, either.  More a product of an uneducated, lazy talker.  Thus, the term reflects back upon the user of it, not upon the color of the skin on the man its being used to describe.

  • bumpkin

    EXACTLY!  (in reference to those mean folk who intentionally spew trash at others.)  I worked with several of those folk, and my stomach would DROP when they came around.  Just to look upon them made me feel like I ate something nasty.  While Ms. Dean’s constitutional rights were crushed, (freedom of speech) I have to say I don’t believe that freedom of speech was EVER intended to give haters the right to hate aloud.  But THAT is what Glenn Beck is protecting-  our rights, even for those ugly-folk who use their rights to kick others in the face.  Saying that, I will say this:  Because Ms. Dean was abused by a black person, and she used the term they hate to refer to him in a way that would show her anger and her hurt over it, (not that I defend her behavior in general toward others,) I see her saying it as a perfectly normal reaction to being abused by anyone- ie, the desire to hurt back.   Its human nature.  If the person she said it about didn’t want her to spew hate, he shouldn’t have attacked her.  Simple.

  • bumpkin

    You’ve a point, Acapellla.  Here’s the rub, though.  We are all merely human, just trying to get through another day.  SO very many of us (humans) are either too tired, lazy, or uneducated to take the time and effort to find new, neutral ways to communicate with each other.  And it is getting worse by the day with all the electronic communication that is around.  I get a kick out of people on these boards/blogs/comments sections that even get nasty if a person takes more than two lines to say their piece.  Its like people are saying “Shorten what you are saying or I refuse to listen!”  So, I doubt we, as a species, will get better at communicating soon.  Not that I am condoning it-  I am a words-person-  love the English language.  I even got upbraided by a boyfriend once for writing a longer love-note than he liked.  hehehe.  No.  We will not improve in that area.  We will shrink back down to the term “ugh” eventually, the way things are going now.  Oh, and Acapellla, isn’t the word “Nigga”, or “Niggah” just a shortened-down version of the word “Nigger” ? (see my post just above the one by Bridget Brusherd for context)   Isn’t its root in the SAME word?    When I was little, we didn’t live anywhere near almost ANYONE- (we’re woods-folk) and the only people I heard speak were family members, all Caucasian.  My Dad’s family were from Arkansas.  He and his baby brother called each other “niggers’ all the time-  we had no clue it was a naughty word.  Like, “Hey, Nigger!  -Oh, Hi, Nigger!  How was work?”  We had NO clue.  To us., the term meant ‘under-appreciated hard worker who felt like a slave to their jobs.’  Imagine my surprise when, after high school, I found out that term was considered an insult!  I just figure ya cant please everyone.  I thought the term ‘gay’ meant happy and lighthearted. (which is does)  I personally think people should try to stop whining over trivialities like the speech of another.  If I don’t like the way someone talks, I simply avoid them.

  • Lynne Verros

    I really loved reading the article- as hard as it was for K Hutcherson having to deal, learning to deal with, the anger and hatred he had- it helps others to understand what it was like. We all can learn by the life experiences that others had to endure. Thank you Ken Hutcherson for sharing part of your life with us. 

  • Anonymous

    “Rap’s Embrace of ‘Nigger’ Fires Bitter Debate”   http://www.nytimes.com/1993/01/24/nyregion/rap-s-embrace-of-nigger-fires-bitter-debate.html 

    “Dysfunctionality & Blacks: Rap Music, Whites, and the N-Word”   http://www.moralhealth.com/2012/02/rapmusic-and-the-n-word/   

    “NIGGER-NIGGER-NIGGER”  On a regular basis, Mark Twain’s classic novel,
    Huckleberry Finn, is targeted for removal from high school libraries. The
    constant use by Huck of “nigger” sets the hackles on the easily
    offended. Ignoring the context in which Twain wrote the book;
    ignoring the fact that Huckleberry
    Finn is a profoundly anti-racist story; and
    ignoring Twain’s personal commitment to bettering the situation of
    blacks in this country, the would-be censors denounce Twain in no
    uncertain terms and seek to yank the book from shelves. Mustn’t
    pollute the minds of the young’uns, must we, with anything remotely
    controversial or thought-provoking?  
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rdmadden/webdocs/Nigger_Nigger_Nigger.html    
    Read this book; “Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome
    Word”  by –  Randall Kennedy

    Banning offensive language is naive and dangerous.  Research governments that sanctioned book burning or arresting people because they wore glasses. 
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge  

    Please don’t respond based on liberal touchy feely nonsense, use fact based arguments. 

    PS:  I’m part Irish and Irish were called “Niggers of Europe” plus my great, great grandmother was “Negro” and she aided in the underground railroad.  I’m proud of my ancestry but does that give me special license to use certain words that others are denied the use of.  I’m not defending the derogatory use of the word just the lunacy of not using it when discussing it. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m responding to your reply to me from yesterday.  I’m doing it here because there is no reply button on that post.  You wrote; “I just wanna love everyone unconditionally no matter what a person
    looks like or even what a person does to me because we are all God’s
    children created to work alongside each other till we return to our
    Creator. Too mushy?” 

    Not too mushy; in fact if this was everyone’s attitude we would not be discussing harsh language because there wouldn’t be any cruel people or hatred.  

    I agree with you 100%.  God’s love transcends everything else, plus he is intentionally color blind.  Thanks cozynblue.

  • Anonymous

    Look up the real definition of faggot. 
    My ancestors were called the niggers of Europe. 
    People who call others derogatory names are their own worst enemy.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you and that is so true..God’s love does transcend everything. Before I wrote my last post I had to think first. I hate when post cause people to argue back and forth and then before you know it the whole point is lost. Been there done that. Wont do it again, hopefully. Knowledge is power.

  • Anonymous

    You’re most kind cozynblue.

    Hope leads to truth.
    Truth sets you free.
    Knowledge advances freedom.
    Love is power. 
    God is love
    God is ALL POWERFUL.

    My nickles worth, see ya later.

  • Anonymous

    So the last shall be first, and the first last.-Mathew 20:16

  • Anonymous

    Exactly! Finally someone gets IT! And more people are coming out about Mrs. Paula Dean so it wasn’t just an isolated incedent 2 years ago!
    The last shall be first and the first shall be last. For many came but few were Chosen!-Mathew 20:16..
    Mrs. Jackson will get paid!

    Definition of Hate Crimes:  In both crime and law, hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes, or race hate) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: racial group, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or gender identity.[1]
    Hate crime is a category used to describe bias-motivated violence: “assault, injury, and murder on the basis of certain personal characteristics: different appearance, different color, different nationality, different language, different religion.”[2]
    “Hate crime” generally refers to criminal acts that are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the types above, or of their derivatives. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters (hate mail).[3]
    DA hate crime law is a law intended to prevent bias-motivated violence. Hate crime laws are distinct from laws against hate speech in that hate crime laws enhance the penalties associated with conduct that is already criminal under other laws, while hate speech laws criminalize a category of speech.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.frye.9678 Tom R Frye

    In talking to black friends over the years, I’ve learned a lot. Blacks have “cute little nicknames”
    for us palefaces too. Some of them are a little too accurate for comfort(8-). When asked to
    tell a few black people jokes, I was able to tell a few. The blacks thought they had a few too,
    but I told them. “Wait…those aren’t jokes. They’re all true stories. We whites screw up a lot of
    stuff(8-).” Seriously. most whites I know don’t use the N word…and those who do use it to describe blacks even other blacks don’t even like. Not trying to make any excuses, but if
    someone uses a derogatory term against someone, don’t take it to heart if it isn’t you that
    someone is talking about.