Archive for June, 2013

Paula Deen: As Sponsors Jump Ship is this The Fall of an Empire?

Posted in Empowerment, Finance, Media, Racism, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2013 by Revolverlution

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UPDATE: Sears, JCPenny, Target has also severed ties with Paula Deen. Additionally, her upcoming book has been cancelled by her publisher.

Paula Deen’s empire seems to be shaken to its core amiss the deposition that surfaced earlier this week. Not only has Smithfield pulled out, but a majority of the big players in corporate America. Home Depot announced that it will stop or not carry any Paula Deen Products as well as Wal-mart severs its ties with Paula even after he video apologies. Continue reading

America’s Beloved Chef Paula Deen: Of Course I use the N-Word.

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Empowerment, Justice System, Media, Racism, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2013 by Revolverlution

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In a video deposition dated May 17, 2013, America’s beloved chef and restauranteurs, Paula Deen has admitted to using the N word and telling racist jokes. The deposition is part of a $1.12 million suit brought by former general manager Lisa Jackson against Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Heirs. In the deposition Ms. Jackson’s attorney asks Ms. Deen if she has used the N-word, her response: “Yes, of course.” Continue reading

All-White Town Walls itself Off in S. Africa: No Jews, No Blacks

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Empowerment, Equality, Racism, Social Reform with tags , , , , on June 20, 2013 by Revolverlution
 photo by: Marc Shoul / Panos for NBC News

photo by: Marc Shoul / Panos for NBC News

The photo above taken by Marc Shoul/Panos of NBC News is of a town in Kleinfontein, South Africa that has chosen to separate its white residents from the surrounding inhabitants. In front of the 2000 acre compound is a bust of the father of the apartheid, Henrik Verwoerd. The community refuses entrance of Jews and blacks from living and/or working in the compound and sees the country’s mandated affirmative action as whites being frozen out of jobs and that their identity was under threat. Continue reading

Brutal Jasper: What’s Going wrong In Jasper, Texas?

Posted in Damn Shame, Discrimination, Empowerment, injustice, Injustus, Justice System, Racism, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2013 by Revolverlution

Can anything good come from Jasper?

A few months ago we reported about this small town in Texas named Jasper that ousted its first black elected Police Chief: Rodney Pearson. Jasper is also the scene of the brutal hate crime of James Bryd Jr. 15 years ago. Sadly a new report comes out of the same town where ex chief of police Rodney Pearson was ousted last year as well as many of it elected black council members. Continue reading

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