paula deen scandal

A year after the scandal, Deen launches an online video network -- and she gave HuffPost Taste the details.
If you thought you'd never have to see Paula Deen again, think again.
To believe racism is non-existent in the American justice system amongst other venues is a ludicrous omission of societal norms and an obtuse understanding of human nature.
Hip-hop has globalized "nigga," morphing its role into much more than the casual conversational term that it served as for decades exclusively within black America. So should blacks in America be mad at this harsh reality?
The bigger question this Independence Day is how can we all grow from this? Can we declare our independence from racism? And in the process, could we -- should we -- forgive Paula Deen?
Paula Deen and Alec Baldwin both used offensive language and demeaned whole populations of people. Why is there a vast disparity between how the public and businesses reacted? Why did Baldwin get off the hook while Deen is fighting to hang on to any semblance of dignity?