Monday, June 24, 2013

Socially Prejudicial Double Standard

Jamie Foxx vs. Paula Deen - Prejudice Unchained

Recently in the news Mrs. Deen has been nearly crucified for her statement how she had used a racial slur over 30 years ago. While Mr. Foxx jokes about his racial comment he made about a movie he was in Django Unchained (2012). Paula was released from the Food Network for being honest, where Jamie had no repercussions for his statements and states "people need to stop trippin'
How can we as a society persecute prejudice if there are double standards?
Basically we are teaching our children and future generations that if you are 'white' and prejudice you could loose your job and much more. If you are 'black' and prejudice, it is no big deal, heck - basically it is socially acceptable. How can we tolerate this? There are prejudices everywhere - we are raised to judge and we are judged all the time. While I believe racial slurs should not be tolerated, everyone makes mistakes. It's a shame, to me, that someone has worked so hard in their career, and something like this becomes like a raging fire that erases all the good. Why do we as a society focus so much on the negativity?
Furthermore, Foxx claims he is a comedian and it was a 'joke' about how he 'gets to kill all the white people". Do you really think that if Deen claims her statement was a 'joke' that it would blow over like Foxx's actions? 
Don't throw rocks in a glass house ya'all!!

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