Duck, Duck…Goose.

Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview:

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them.

After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

North Carolina 4th of July Parade Marred by ‘White History Month’ Float

A Fourth of July parade in a small North Carolina town took a disturbing turn when a “White History Month” float made its way into the parade procession.

After receiving multiple complaints from spectators, the town of Hope Mills explained that the owner of the float misled the parade committee in order to receive a permit.

The committee vows to reassess their procedures for next year’s parade.

From the Huffington Post:

The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that Hope Mills, N.C. parade included a float attached to a John Deere tractor, driven by local farmer Donnie Spell. The float included a large wagon filled with watermelons, and featured a sign that read “White History Month. Hug WTE PPL.” A Confederate flag was also attached to the tractor.

Republicans Have Already Begun to Take Advantage of Yesterday’s Gutting of Voting Rights Act

Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday.

The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.

Initiatives like Photo ID laws and early voting hours are now up from grabs.

Paula Deen Apologizes for Being Racist

We knew this was coming.

Paula Deen has issued an apology for using racist language that essentially plays upon stereotypes of white southerners in an effort for us to accept her “my bad.”

Here’s part of the statement, which was issued via TMZ.


“During a deposition where she swore to tell the truth, Ms. Deen recounted having used a racial epithet in the past, speaking largely about a time in American history which was quite different than today…

Food Network Releases Statement on Paula Deen Controversy

Yesterday, the internet went crazy over reports that TV chef Paula Deen had admitted to using the n-word and making racist jokes in a deposition last month.

Paula’s attorney has since released a statement, asserting that Deen does not “find the use of racial epithets acceptable.”

Meanwhile, the Food Network – which broadcasts Deen’s cooking show – has released a statement of their own.

Paula Deen Basically Admits to Being Racist in Deposition

So, apparently Paula Deen’s recipes come with tons and tons of butter and a healthy dose of old school, antebellum-flavored racism.

The queen of southern cooking essentially admitted that she is racist during a deposition.

Deen and her son are being sued by the former general manager of the Deens’ restaurant. The general manager alleges that the Deens had separate bathrooms for black and white employees, and that they made racist and sexist jokes.

Here’s a snippet from Deen’s deposition: