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Sandra Bullock’s Viral Post On Adoption Inspires Others To Share Their Stories

The world is full of opinions, especially when it comes to parenting. It’s not surprising that someone as famous as Sandra Bullock has received some …

What If Paula Deen Had Called Someone a Fag?

If you were at your computer at all last week, you probably heard the news: Paula Deen, formerly a beloved celebrity chef, admitted to using the "N" word. And, rightfully, it is ruining her career.<p>Right now, the damage done to Deen seems irreparable. Her publisher, Ballantine (an imprint of Random …

Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin, the Shadow of Racism and the Power of "the N-word"

We find ourselves in a time that has illuminated historical cracks the size of the Grand Canyon left in our conscience as a nation. A social conscience fortified by a legacy of human slavery, whites only signs and a drug war gone awry. Last week brought about several race-based decisions from the …

Can We Forgive Paula Deen?

Progress comes in fits and starts. Looking back this July 4th on our nation's progress in overcoming racism, it's clear that it follows the same jerky pattern. The latest wrinkle, simultaneous with the George Zimmerman trial, is the symbolic lynching of Paula Deen. With all the media coverage, how …

Q&A: Colin Quinn on Grown Ups 2, Adam Sandler, and the Paula Deen Outrage

<b>Colin Quinn has been</b> one of America's sharpest comics over the past 30 years, with his keenly hilarious observations and lovable lug charm that makes him impossible not to love. While he's most frequently found at the Comedy Cellar club in New York City, we also know him from stints on <i>Saturday</i> …

Viewpoint: The Food Network Should Give Paula Deen Back Her Job

Paula Deen grew up in Georgia. In the ’50s. Her world was the one depicted in <i>The Help</i>, in which black people’s status as lesser beings was casually …

Paula Deen’s racism isn’t shocking at all

<b>Paula Deen (AP/Jeff Christensen)</b><p>For people of color, the question isn’t if someone will reveal their racial bias — it’s when<p>Roxane Gay<p>June 20, 2013 7:52pm (UTC)<p>One of the most popular songs in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Avenue Q" is “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist.” The chorus goes, …