Thursday, August 8, 2013
N-Word vs Gods Word
For those of you who may not be aware or are still confused as the what the N-Word is all about, it was used to describe African Americans back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was used in the contents of being seen less than, not worthy of, uneducated and blatant disrespect. As we've all been hearing on the news broadcast day after day about Paul Deens' racial comment, Paul Deen loses endorsements or the big one Paul Deens' use of the N-Word and we all wonder as well as myself what is all this about?! Paula Deens' racial comment seemingly aimed towards the African America "black" community has really caused mayhem and is the topic of new channel and social media websites.
Deens' N-Word comment have already began to take effect to her career. Losing a few endorsements with one of the biggest leading franchise in the world Walmart states, that they will not be ordering anymore of Deen products after which all Deen inventory has been sold. Along side Walmart, Smithfield, Food Network and Caesars Entertainment has pumped the brakes on endorsing any of Deens' product indefinitely. This is a HUGE ordeal for Deen in her success of her products and merchandise, being taken away completely from the Food Network really helps emphasize the phrase "Life and Death is in the power of our tongue". Thankfully for Deen multi-million dollar home shopping network QVC continues to support Deen during her time of misfortune as well as a few others.
Paula Deens' use of the N-Word whether 30 days ago or 30 years ago still is an unacceptable way to express, describe or relate to anyone one period not just of the African American community. But, along with the N-Word comes God's word. I want to go on by saying I'm not forcing my beliefs and customs on anyone at any point and time but Gods word speaks of forgiveness. Who are we not to forgive someone for to use of a word when many of us have PLENTY of more skeletons in our closets, so the use of the N-Word shouldn't be a determining factor in someone's career to the point where one is in jeopardy of losing everything.
Paula Deen is a significant icon in Hollywood has been for awhile and I'm sure always will and yes, her choice of the N-Word was all wrong and unacceptable, but everyone deserves a second chance to make things right, whether it was the past or present, no one is perfect and we will make mistakes. I'm sure everyone reading this blog, ones who vow to no longer purchase any of Paula Deens' merchandise, or even the owners of these franchises have said some things and don't some things that were beyond unacceptable but some where along the lines we were forgiven for them and given a another chance to make amends. I wouldn't want to imagine what this world would be like if none of us had been forgiven by God or by a family member and/or friend(s), it would be complete and utter chaos. I'm sure God forgives her and at the end of it that's all that matters because after all the N-Word is only a word anyway its how we use it that makes all the difference. So why continue to let words of the past cripple our future!? It's time we let the past be exactly that THE PAST! and worry about bigger problems and issues that really matter and effects more than just a broken ego. The N-Word vs Gods Word, which one would you rather live by?