Have you heard this one, it's not what you say, it's how you say it, truer words have never been spoken.
The very same offensive word was spoken by both Ms. Paula, and the Philadelphia Eagles football player, yet different repercussions has been leveled against the two offenders.
Ms Paula was born in a different time and place, when that word came tumbling out of her mouth, like slow moving molasses and probably just as saccharine, do you really think she had the same hate filled maleficent as the drunken loudmouth?
I'm sure she can honestly say some of her best friends are......
This is by no means excusing her poor choice of words, the word in all it's flourishes, spellings and pronunciations, and no matter who utters it, is still a mean spirited lashing out, that can cause hurt.
As I said in my post dated June 24th, Ms. Paula's punishment does not fit her crime.
She's a lady of the south, from a certain era, her words in my not so humble opinion, did not carry the derisive racist tone, that some ascribe to it.
Let her continue to cook her cholesterol laden foods, so good, but not good for you.
Mr. Cooper however, used the word as a hatchet meant to inflict as much harm as he could.
He was fueled by liquor, and feelings of camaraderie, when I'm sure that word is uttered the most.
Because of his intent, lashing out to hurt, I think this young man should be made an example of, sensitivity training is not enough.
He should feel the full brunt of his bad behavior, keep him off the field where true sportsman like behavior should be rewarded.
It's a brutal sport, some may not be as forgiving as Michael Vick.
Take a timeout Mr Cooper, think about the consequences of your words, and get a haircut.