"The woman is 66, not 96. She was all of 7 when the Supreme Court issued its "Brown v. Board of Education decision, which means she's had plenty of time to get used to it. She has spent her adult life in an America where black people are not compelled to be subservient to whites. She has made her fortune in an America where most people, white as well as black, consider warm-and-fuzzy nostalgia for the days of slavery and Jim Crow to be highly offensive."
Eugene Robinson: Paula Deen’s slurs are a bitter pill to swallow - The Washington Post