There are certain things we all like to assume about every culture, but what about the little secrets that we don’t know? Kamau visits Times Square and learns something new about cultural commonalities in music, child-rearing, hoarding and saving the chicken butt for the honored elder…Really!
Kamau Bell doesn’t seem surprised at all to learn that Paula Deen is a racist, as his her brother ‘Bubba.’ Yes, his name really is Bubba…Earl “Bubba” Hiers. Strangely enough, it seems that not everyone had stumbled onto the idea that sweet, buttery Paula was a pre-Civil War fantasy cracker. It took an uppity former employee to burst Deen’s deep-fried bubble. The employee claims that she endured “violent sexist and racist” treatment while working for Deen and Hiers in various endeavors including ‘Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House” in Savannah.
By now you’ve heard of the fairy tale slavery era wedding that Paula and Bubba were whipping up, so I won’t list those bad decisions again. The bad old days are not just a fond and cherished memory for the Deen siblings. Restaurant employees in restaurants owned by Deen and her brother were forced to use segregated bathrooms, and enter and exit through different doors than white employees. Add Uncle Bubbah’s sexual harassment and punishment of literally shaking an employee, and sprinkle liberally with more variations of the “N” word from Paula and Bubba than ‘Dr. Laura’ used in her 12 minute tirade, and you have a plantation sized nightmare!
W. Kamau Bell thinks it’s time to put things in perspective. That’s why he’s putting the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad in his “Most Racist Things Of All Time” rating list, so we can see just how offensive it truly is. Keep in mind that ‘Slavery’ rates as number one on Kamal’s list. With that in mind, consider the offensive nature of an extremely sunny white guy sporting a Jamaican accent.