At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

Paula Deen and the “Anti-Racists”

Nearly 30 years ago, when she was but an obscure employee at a bank, Paula Deen was robbed at gunpoint by a black man who she had previously tried to help procure a loan.  While relaying her harrowing tale to her husband, Deen used “the N-word” in connection with her assailant.

Because of this, the celebrity chef has been crucified by the agents of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), the “anti-racists” whose every waking moment, supposedly, is devoted to eradicating “racism” from the land.

Of course, the usual suspects who have been tireless in their hand wringing over Deen aren’t in the least bit concerned with “racism.”  In fact, they aren’t even concerned much with Deen.  Rather, the latter—a white, Southern, Christian, heterosexual, and remarkably successful “capitalist”—is a proxy for the very America that leftists have been determined to “fundamentally transform,” as Barack Obama has said, for close to a century.


The “anti-racists” want to humiliate Deen not for who she is, but for what she represents: an America that they’ve longed to relegate to the dustbin of history.

To see that “racism” has nothing to do with this, one need only consider the brouhaha over Deen in light of the deafening silence with which these very same “anti-racists” greet the shocking degree and nature of black-on-white violence.

An especially grisly tale from Knoxville, Tennessee supplies one particularly instructive illustration of this phenomenon.

University of Tennessee student Channon Christian and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, couldn’t have envisioned the horror that would define their last night alive when they set out together on January 7, 2007.  That night, the young white couple would be carjacked, abducted, repeatedly raped, beaten, tortured, and eventually murdered by four blacks from East Knoxville:  George “Detroit” Thomas, Lemaricus “Slim” Davidson, Letalvis “Rome” Cobbins, and Vanessa Coleman.


Quoting Assistant U.S. Attorney David Jennings, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Christian and Newsom were forced to “endure one of the most horrendous, hellacious days anyone could ever endure [.]”

Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan “told jurors that Newsom was repeatedly raped and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered.  Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks, where a gun was placed to the back of his head and fired.  He was shot twice more, once in the neck and once in the back.  His body was then set on fire [.]”

As for Christian, she “suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth” as a result of being both raped and “savaged with ‘an object’ [.]”  She was also “beaten in the head” and had a chemical agent forced down her throat and scrubbed all over her body, “including her bleeding and battered genital area”—and “all while she was alive [.]”


Yet Christian’s ordeal wasn’t over.

Later, she was “‘hog tied’ with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small white trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets [.]”

The medical examiner concluded that “Christian died slowly, suffocating [.]”

This past May, George Thomas was found guilty—again.  And yet to judge from the national press, none of this had ever happened.

Good chances are, very few readers are familiar with this story.  But this is the point: had the races of the perpetrators and victims in Knoxville been reversed, there isn’t a person in America—and probably beyond—who wouldn’t know about it.  It would inspire books, television shows, films, and college seminars.  It’s all that the “anti-racists” would talk about.

In the real world, however, they only have Paula Deen to fuss over.

To reiterate, the “anti-racists” are most definitely not concerned with combating “racism.”

  • Jack Kerwick

    Anita—uh, whatever.

  • Jack Kerwick

    I have no idea what you’re talking about Lois. Address my points instead of calling me names.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Lois

    Wow, I am shocked at how racist this article is. You give Christians everywhere a bad name. For shame.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Anita

    This “article” seems better suited for something like The Blaze or any other Glenn Beck sponsored forum that cherishes the concept that white christians are the ideal standard.

    The writer’s argument seems to be that black people are bad, but the liberal media refuses to admit that negroes are violent people. Instead they castigate Paula Deen for rightly calling them n***ers. He fails to discuss the real issues surrounding her downfall, including her expression of admiration for some aspects of the good old days of slavery.

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