Wednesday, July 3, 2013

African-American Adjacent

Talk Straight

"In case you didn’t already think the whole Paula Deen issue wasn’t stupid enough….hold on to your hats.

For those of you who don’t know, Paula Deen is the subject of a racial harassment lawsuit by a former employee. Remember that…it’s a racial harassment law suit. That means, this former employee, Lisa Jackson, is suing because she felt she was being harassed because of her race.

Well, anyone with common sense would figure that “Oh! Miss Jackson must be a black woman which is why any comments made by Deen regarding the Black Community would have upset her and made her feel harassed".



"Lisa Jackson is not black. In fact, she very much a white woman.

So how can she have been racially harassed by a white Paula Deen when she is herself white?

Well, easy (for a nutjob). According to Jackson, her partner’s niece is black which makes her (Lisa Jackson) "African-American adjacent" and thus, being sorta-kinda-maybe close to a black person, she can be racially harassed as if she was herself black.

Of course, let’s ignore the fact that Lisa Jackson didn't take her adjacent-ness to the black community into account until after she was fired from Deen’s Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House nor should we take into account that Jackson’s partner has admitted that her niece isn’t black. Not even a little.
She’s Hispanic.

African-American Adjacent. Good grief. Does the stupid never end?"