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Paula Deen puts a woman on her website who some say is a mammy

Most black people don’t like Paula Deen.  The main exception, of course, is Steve Harvey, who chose Deen to help him mentor boys at his summer camp.  This decision didn’t sit well with all of the black chefs who would be dying for the opportunity that an allegedly racist white woman received without even asking for it.

Now, Deen is being questioned again for choosing a woman to appear on the cover of her website in what some feel is a derogatory pose.  The black woman in the image is ringing one of those “come n git it!” dinner bells that Deen thinks are so adorable when a black person is ringing them.  Deen once asked her black “soul sister,” Dora Charles, to ring the bell, and she refused, stating that she felt degraded by doing so.

According to the Urban Dictionary, a mammy is defined as “a black woman, depicted as rotund, homely and matronly.  The mammy is an archetype, portraying a domestic servant of African descent who is generally good-natured, often overweight, and loud. The stereotypical mammy is portrayed as obsequiously servile or acting in, or protective of, the interests of whites.”

Based on the definition above, it’s difficult to say that Deen’s image isn’t insensitive, let alone ridiculous and insulting.

The image is being used for Lady & Sons, a restaurant in Savannah, Ga that Deen owns.  The Facebook group called For Black Women Only is saying that the image reminds them of a mammy and they want to see it gone.

“Paula Deen longs for the antebellum South when Blacks, especially black women, were nonthreatening servants,” the group says on its page.

According to Eater.com, the image has been on the site for years.  They somehow seem to believe that this fact takes away the idea that the image could be considered racist toward blacks.

“The lady featured in the picture has worked at the restaurant for over 17 years and is like family to the Deens,” the statement said.  Maybe they should have also said that Paula Deen is Steve Harvey Approved and therefore beyond reproach for any black person who might complain about her business activities.

Tell us what you think.  Here’s more:

If you recall, during her deposition when she was sued for discrimination, Deen said she had many black people who were like family to her, but she still had no problem calling them the n-word.

Deen, who is embarking on getting her career back on track, has been the poster child for redemption when it comes to apologizing for her past. Her most recent appearance on Steve Harvey’s talk show shocked many people, especially after Harvey announced she would be mentoring 100 black boys at his mentoring camp.

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48 thoughts on “Paula Deen puts a woman on her website who some say is a mammy

  1. Big Papa

    Fuck Paula Deen with a giant Whale Dick! Racist Ass Whore! And take Steve “Uncle Tom Ass” Harvey with her Monkey Ass too!

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    • salima hakeem Mohammad

      I KNOW! HE IS A DAMN FOOL. SHE STILL HATES N—-S! SHE JUST GOT CAUGHT!!!!!!!!!!! RACIST BITCH!!!!!!!!!! FUCK STEVE HARVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Diva

    Without resorting to foul language; Deen and Harvey are both disgusting human beings who should be boycotted. Since I never was a fan of Harvey, this is an easy move for me. I USED to like Deen’s cooking show, but after the revelations about her attitude towards people of color; I have stopped being a fan, and I would NEVER watch ANYTHING she appeared on. They ALWAYS get a second chance, but they would NEVER do hat for one of us. I would spit on Harvey if I ever saw him; he’s a Tom and a coon in the purest sense of the words.

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    • sharon anthony

      Can’t say I ever enjoyed that thing’s cooking show. It was a little amusing if anything. Esp when she start putting in the butter, butter what did she say I loooooooove butter??? But, she claims she got all these black people working for her, wonder how she pays them, and they are like family. So, how many of these extended family members get fat bonuses at Christmas, great benefits, vacations-paid. How many family members does she regularly cook for at her house on Sunday after church? I bet it’s none. I don’t and never will buy a product that I know she openly endorces ie her cookware.

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  3. J. D. Hill

    I am sure that Steve Harvey’s promotion of Paula Dean is not done just out of the goodness of his heart! And certainly, Paula Dean is not going to appear at camp to teach the Black boys how to cook and compete with her! Maybe she’ll be there to recruit future employees.

    Steve Harvey’s actions are an affront to Black America! Dean has obviously hijacked recipes from Black cooks and made millions! Now he’s going to set her up on a pedestal as a model and advisor to young Black males.

    How stupid can we be?

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  5. cheryl

    Paula Seen is a racist so anything she does doesn’t surprise me at all. Speaking of Steve Harvey is another story. His boy’s camp should be boycotted. I don’t know how many Black Mother’s would permit their son to attend his camp with someone like Paula Dean there. We have too many qualified brothers and sisters who could fill that position. Waiting for a response on this issue from Steve Harvey. I have lost respect for him as a person.

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    • salima hakeem Mohammad

      I WOULD NOT WANT HER AROUND MY GRANDSON!!! FUCK HER AND STEVE HARVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNCLE TOM!!! THEY ARE STILL MAD AT MIKE VICK!! WHY ISN’T HE AT STEVE’S MENTORING CAMP? THEY NEED POSITIVE BLACK MEN IN THEIR LIVES! AND HE SAID HE DIDN’T CARE WHAT BLACK PEOPLE THINK! FUCK HIM!!!!

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  6. Furshah

    Since the lady in the picture has been an employee for 17yrs., shouldn’t she have a dental plan by now!!!! Leave it to Paula ****

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  7. Phillip Bass

    Who is on Paula Dean’s public relations staff? Clearly they are inept at public relations. This is the third time she has had a problem. Where is a real life Olivia Pope from “Scandal” or Donnie Douich (MSNBC)? Guess Forrest Gump was right….”Stupid is as stupid does….”

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  8. Linda Jenkins

    Perhaps…if Paula’s going to utilize people of color in her ads, she might consider hiring a PR firm with cultural sensitivity awareness. “I’m just saying.”

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  9. Ana martin

    This is too outrageous. As for Steve Harvey….. Well when you get used to the big bucks , some folks will sell their very souls to keep them coming. With a mouth the size of his, he is the epitome of the old minstrel men. All white folks should love Mr. Shiny Suit.

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    • salima hakeem Mohammad

      NOW CAN CALL HIM A SELLOUT!!! NOW HE IS WHITE’S PEOPLE’S “GOOD NIGGA” AND HIS SHOW IS TAKING OFF! WOW! HE IS LOSING BLACK FANS. I WONDER IF HE CARES? PEACE.

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  10. Billy_Ray_Valentine

    Why are people calling this Black woman a Mammy just because of her looks?? I’m sure many of y’all criticizing this Black woman based on her appearance are far from Standouts probably more ALSO-RANS.

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      • Billy_Ray_Valentine

        Ikwiata, if Paula Deen is a racist so what she’s not the only one and trying to control what she does with HER website is stupid and complete waste of time. Black people still call each other Nigger on a daily basis which is appalling in this date in time. Getting Black people to view themselves in a more positive way is something we can control. Stop being abrasive and use your head.

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  11. Gordon Benjamin

    She has chosen her words carelessly and had she said “unfortunately or regrettably” for an answer, at the deposition, she may have been spared some of the negativity she has deservedly received!

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  12. Correction !

    Uncle Tom was the good guy and he wouldn’t ever SELL OUT! It was sambo he loved everything about slavery and would in the term ” WE” sick master.

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  13. cookie

    This picture is so old being viewed as brand new its not stop trying to make a problem when there isn’t one. What’s racist about it, she is black, ringing a bell calling folks in to eat, she is heavy set in weight? Why does she have to be mammy? That’s racist to assume Paula wanted it to appear that way. Black folk need to shut up sometimes whine whine making a big deal out of nothing. There is nothing wrong with this picture other than a bunch of foolish people starting trouble for a white women they view as bad. Look in the mirror there is the racist. Besides if the woman in the photo didn’t mind ringing that bell why do you care? Just hush about Paula really drop it, so annoying.

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    • Ikwiata

      Another troll or Tom? First, most descendents of chattel slavery and Jim Crow survivors never knew Paula had this Black woman doing this. In fact, I didn’t know she had a restaurant. It’s not like Paula is at the top of my list to follow and research. She has a white supremacist mindset that’s going to be very difficult for her to change because it’s embedded in her soul. And I’m disappointed with Steve and others who don’t mind rolling in the mud with a racist, under the guise of “forgiveness”. Y’all need to study what is forgiveness. It certainly doesn’t mean to be a doormat. That biblical interpretation is incorrect.

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    • Neo

      You must be white, or some race who loves to think of themselves as white. Stop telling us to stop ‘whining’. Stop telling us to ‘just get over it’. We’re not going to. And why should we? We’ll get over it, when ‘y’all’ get over 9/11. We’ll stop talking about it when the jews stop talking about the holocaust. What makes one cause more worthy of remembrance than another? Why is one race’s pain and suffering more justified of sympathy over another? And why, are you too arrogant to see that pictures of white faces smiling beneath the bodies of young black men and women swinging from trees, elicits the same level of pain, and anger in us, that images of Auschwitz does to jews? I’m ‘annoyed’ that my ancestors were considered less than an animal. Are you really that ignorant that you just don’t get it? Or, could it just be that deep, deep down, in your heart-of-hearts, you really are the racist bigots that history has shown, and we have come to know you to be? So. Having said that, let me say this: the days of ‘Steppin’ Fetchit’ are over. We don’t like you. We are not impressed with your BS. We will no longer allow you to do or say whatever you like. As a matter of fact, we will call you on your bigotry every chance we get. In your churches, on your jobs, at the PTA, the gym, the supermarket, where ever. Try some arrogant, self-entitled crap and risk getting the crap slapped out of you. At least that’s where I’m at with the likes of you. And here’s a news flash: I bet I’m not the only one. The question becomes: how will you know? Remember: People who looked and thought like you created this ‘system’. My ancestors certainly didn’t. However, we sure as hell are not tolerating it any longer.

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  14. Barbara

    That Black woman doesn’t realize she was chosen because she fits the Mammy image for White people. It’s something Whites love–to stereotype Black people as happy fat Mammy slaves. Paula would not chose a slim figured Black woman for the photo, because it doesn’t fit the stereotypical Mammy slave that Whites adore.

    Steve Harvey needs to have his coon head examined for bringing that racist hill billy woman to a camp for Black boys. Steve is making lots of money, so he has to let Missus Paula know that he loves her no matter what. The epitome of a coon..

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  15. Yvonne

    I love the comment about the pictured employee [apparently] not having a dental plan after 17 yrs working for Mrs Deen. LOL!
    Poor Paula, she and her PR people just don’t get it. I am always amused when white folks say, “She’s like family to me.”. How often, if ever, have you heard such an identified Black person say the same of a white person?

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  16. Sonja Mack

    Steve very disappointed in you. Why do we have so many sell outs for the love of money? Money isn’t everything. Paula is another story, very racist and I wouldn’t support any thing she sells. PERIOD.

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  17. Rev Bullbone

    The travesty and sad part is the “Paula Deen” type whites actually want to see that Black Mammy image so they can feel good about themselves, long for their “good old days”, and get a good but sick laugh out of the portrayal. All we have to do is praise the Black female bell ringer for having the NERVE to do as Paula Deen, et al, have asked her to do. May she be blessed in some significant way. One day she will own the entire Deen operation — with good legal counsel. Sadly, history teaches that whites will use ANY ploy, tactic, or mischief to poke fun at us. As payback, we should continuously post pictures of a series of one or more of their fat, rotten tooth, tacky, Honey Boo Boo mammy type pathetic white women who make up so much of the underbelly of the so-called white american/european christian culture. So you brothers – who know what I’m talking about — send in pictures of your snow bunnies so we can begin the posts — (~_o).

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  18. Love 2 Comment!~

    So I read all the comments & I agreed with every one except one, she gone get on here & try to tell people whom she doesn’t know how they should think r feel about this racist Paula( get yo foot out yo mouth) Deen so u say the picture is old well this woman knows exactly what a “MAMMY”is if she cared anything about blk folk she would have changed that pic right away while she was going through it trust & believe all those companies that drop her did a extensive investigation to find out if this woman was guilty of the racism she was called out for,I respect your opinion but I do not agree,You trying to say Paula & her boy’s didn’t know that pic was degrading to blk folk in this country????? I can not & will not bye what you are selling…That’s all…Rant over…Now I feel better:))) Last Comment Very disappointing with Steve Harvey Show, I’m actually Shock if i’m being honest…What others have stated on this tread about him I’m in total agreement!!!

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  19. Charles Cole

    Watching the video. . So Steve.. you Don’t give a Damn about what people think. … ok.. so now that your a multi Millionaire .. you Don’t care what Black People think.. so you think that cuz your part of the Industry uou FORGOT that we supported your sellout ASS to get you where your at.. so now you’ve become a puppet in order to keep your status..You of all people know this is wrong .. Disappointed in you Steve you sold your soul too… so Dance on PUPPET… BETTER be a GOOD BOY

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  20. strokebylighting

    Lil Stevie Harvey has been bought and paid for, to become an “INSIDER”, he is not the first and unfortunately he will not be the last. As for Paula, she is playing Lil Stevie for what is is worth, she is no doubt telling Lil Stevie what she wants and how she wants it…!!! ” Lil Stevie, go to Miss Paula and make sure she gets all what she wants, because you is her new 2014 Knee-Grow, Congrads”

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  21. Barbara

    I was tired of seeing Steve Harvey’s dimples anyway, and now that he is helping to uplift Paula Dean I think I will just turn the channel whenever his face appears.

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  22. Call-A-Thing-A-Thing

    No, it’s all about the loss of money for her, nothing else.
    I’am not surprised at all, Paula Dee’s relatives owned slaves and she stated as little girl she remembers the older relatives talking about this and she as a child had black servants taking care of her, which weren’t but one step from being slaves back in the day…just not owned , but whom they worked for spoke to them as if they were slaves anyhow…the film THE HELP. Anyway those southern negroes who still support Paula, only empower her racist views..remember she is the one who planned a wedding for a relative and hired only black males to serve all them rich happy white folks, she specifically stated that no white males as servants and all the black male servants had to dress in pre civil war colonial attire..white gloves, their black skin were not to touch that of what whites touched, this is the racist south way of thinking and yet living..and them southern negroes embrace this crazy shizt..am concerned about them, Deen is who she is and always will be..it’s just them dumb negro supporters of her that continue to empower her racist ways..then she’s called out, then she goes on TV, crying and whatnot..all Bs..she has made her wealth off southern negroes..Whites generally wouldn’t eat the garbage food that’s bad for one’s health. .that Paula peddles..if anyone knows with a doubt that Paula is racist, it white folks, they just won’t say publicly. .

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  23. Call-A-Thing-A-Thing

    No, it’s all about the loss of money for her, nothing else.
    I’am not surprised at all, Paula Deen’s relatives owned slaves and she stated as little girl she remembers the older relatives talking about this and she as a child had black servants_ mammy taking care of her, which weren’t but one step from being slaves back in the day…just not owned , but whom they worked for spoke to them as if they were slaves anyhow…the film THE HELP. Anyway those southern negroes who still support Paula, only empower her racist views..remember she is the one who planned a wedding for a relative and hired only black males to serve all them rich happy white folks, she specifically stated that no white males as servants and all the black male servants had to dress in pre civil war colonial attire..white gloves, their black skin were not to touch that of what whites touched, this is the racist south way of thinking and yet living..and them southern negroes embrace this crazy shizt..am concerned about them, Deen is who she is and always will be..it’s just them dumb negro supporters of her that continue to empower her racist ways..then she’s called out, then she goes on TV, crying and whatnot..all Bs..she has made her wealth off southern negroes..Whites generally wouldn’t eat the garbage food that’s bad for one’s health. .that Paula peddles..if anyone knows with a doubt that Paula is racist, it white folks, they just won’t say publicly. .

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  24. Anikay

    The fact that she has her mouth wide open is derogatory. Back in the day it was considered disrepectful to publish a photo of a person with their mouth open.

    That status has since beceome more and more common place. But as ther own statement says, the photo has been displayed for a long while. Thus, her publicist or web designer had no sensitivity. Having her appear as a poor in servitude mammy fit the image of their restuarant.

    Are her teeth chipped or missing? From the phot it appears to be. If so, then Paula is further pushing a image.

    In the end, the “family friend” allowed herself to photgraphed and her image used.

    I hope she recieved a good compensation for satisfying Paula’s mammy/ ante bellum nostalgia work.

    What ever could Paula Dean teach young Black males?

    Will she inspire them to be entrepreneurs? Or will she instead suggest they become cooks (not chefs), porters, jockeys?

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  25. Rajanadmcsmall

    People: Why ask why when talking about Paula Deen or Steve Harvey? Paula is a racist and therefore insensitive to our sensibilities. We see a mammy and she see’s a Black woman whom she describes as ” like family.” She is incapable of empathy for our concerns because her white southerness is deeply ingrained. And as to Mr. Harvey, perhaps he’s attempting to publicly shame her again. It’s just a thought. Harvey does some good things, you have to admit, but his radio morning show and TV game show personas do get a little Step and Fetchit at times and it’s sickening. I guess that’s the deal he made with the devil in order to get paid. One more thing on this mammy issue: every morning and throughout the day I see mammies, young and old and of all sizes. I am so disgusted at the sight of women going in public with those damn head rags and scarves on tied mammy style. There is nothing cute or attractive about it at all. If it’s about attraction, you have lost the game. No one is ” checkin for” mammies.” That look degrades you, and if you don’t know it, shame on you.

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  26. I live in the South

    This doesn’t go over well with me and I live in the South. This is how Paula sees things in her eyes….its alright with her nothing is wrong with it. Cooking Soul Food straight from Mississippi and calling it her own Southern Fried….give me a break.

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  27. Debbie Bee

    Deen has her head so firmly up her Confederate, cotton plantation-loving ass, that she wouldn’t know racism, even if she witnessed the KKK lynching a Black person.

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  28. H. LAVERNE HARDIN

    Steve is wrong. We have to many better qualified black chefs to help those young men. Why bring a racist white woman to those very sensitive young men? What is this for Steve? Why Paula Dean is there some other reason? Will the young black males respect or disrespect her? Will they laugh and joke with her while she calls them “N” come on Steve, you are not that great, you are the keeper of the ‘White” mans networks. Stop thinking you have any power, you don’t. You are their “Monkey” making them money.

    I do not and never will respect Paula Dean. She is old school racist. What respected well educated African American professional would even give her time? Oh Maybe Oprah. I am so tired of these house N. Be who you are, don’t be what whity wants you to be. We need our own networks,

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