Just imagine it: … Paula Deen standing in front of a big Sunday spread of buttermilk fried chicken, barbecue brisket, collard greens, corn bread, fried okra, pigs’ feet, and sweet potato pie. Let her stand there and explain where all that good food came from and how her mama’s housekeeper used to make the best green bean casserole and see if she can learn how to do it without putting her racist foot in her mouth. Then, when she screws up, make her go back and do it again. That would be a punishment that fits the crime…. It would make our National Conversation About Race a conversation worth having. And it would also make fantastic television.
— Tanner Colby, “Paula Deen: She’s America’s racist grandma,” Slate Magazine (June 25, 2013).