By Rheta Grimsely Johnson, Syndicated columnist
The Picayune Item
Now that the world is rid of a dangerous Deep South cook named Paula Deen, we can rest easy. Stripped of her epicurean empire and rode out on a rail through the virtual streets all buttered and feathered, our nation finally is free of racism.
I pledged to leave the defense of Paula Deen to the Northern wags, or Southerners with Nobel Peace Prizes. No good would come of my weighing in; as a white Southerner myself I’d be suspect.
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