paula deen

You know how a lot of the defense of Paula Deen’s racist comments about black people have been, “Well, but she’s very old?” As though she were somehow born in 1866, and, up until this point, has been saving lives and not just slathering everything in the world with butter? Well, good news! Anne Rice loves people who were born in 1866, and has jumped to Deen’s defense.

On Rice’s Facebook page she claims that:

What’s happening with Paula Dean? Is it fair? I never heard of her until today, and wow, this looks like a crucifixion. Opinions, thoughts welcome. Thanks to Troy Hawkins for the link. I may be wrong but aren’t we becoming something of a lynch mob culture? Is this a good example of that? What are your feelings?

I lived in the south where I was born, and it’s almost impossible to describe to other people what really happens in cities like New Orleans and Atlanta. They just don’t get it. But all over this country I’ve encountered contempt for white southerners, hatred of them, disgust for them….a blind prejudice against them that is racism in its own way. I’m frankly sick of it. This woman is just what you said. She’s an old southern lady, and she never made these unwise remarks of hers to a black person. We have no evidence at all that she has ever personally insulted or injured any black employee or friend. These remarks were made off hand in private to a white person who has sued her and spread these remarks all over the world. It’s all pretty damn ugly if you ask me. I feel sorry for Paula Deen.

I think in general, people do not so much hate Southerners as they hate Southerners who use the n-word, but I guess all cats are the same if you smother them in butter.