Paula Deen in 2007. (Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)


“She was born 60 years ago, when America’s South had schools that were segregated, different bathrooms, different restaurants and Americans rode in different parts of the bus. This is not today.”


— A lawyer for Paula Deen issuing yet another statement of apology/explanation in the wake of the Food Network star acknowledging in a deposition for a workplace discrimination lawsuit that she did, on occasion, use racial slurs years ago. The down-home celebrity foodie found herself the object of widespread social-media mocking for a second day today — both for the N-word admission and her acknowledgement that she once sought to staff a wedding with exclusively black waiters.

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