Sharka_Khan saidThe point is whether she actually did learn something from it.
Agreed, that's the heart of the issue. I think her most recent statements suggest she hasn't. Time will reveal the truth.
But if I've learned anything it's that people change, and I change. And that I can be wrong.
You & I became good friends IRL, along with my husband. Who would have imagined that last year? Your initiative, but I do claim some small credit for going along.
So who knows about Paula Dean? My husband remains a big fan & supporter of hers, a hot topic I know not to raise with him.
As for myself, I think she's racist trailer trash, plain & simple. Excuses about upbringing & community are all fine, but she's a big girl now (a VERY big girl), so time she gets with the program.
And stops playing the victim. I haven't heard her actually apologize yet, in any significant way. So I remain skeptical, but always open to reconsideration.