The Real Problem with Paula Deen

Why was Paula Deen allowed to be the authority on Southern cooking for over a decade?by Lauren Michele Jackson  Nov 7, 2019, 11:29am ESTIllustration by Natalie Nelson Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options “This is a book about black aesthetics without black people,” Lauren Michele Jackson writes in the introduction to White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… And Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation, out November 12. As Jackson illustrates in nine essays, the phenomenon touches all facets of American popular…

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