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Paula Deen's Son

Mom's NOT Racist!!!

She Bought Me Hank Aaron Pajamas

6/25/2013 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Paula Deen's sons are adamant ... their mother is NOT a racist ... and they have the Hank Aaron pajamas to prove it!!!

Jamie and Bobby Deen just appeared on CNN's "New Day" ... and told Chris Cuomo, "Neither one of our parents ever taught us to be bigoted towards any other person for any reason."

"This is so saddening to me because our mother is one of the most compassionate good-hearted empathetic people that you'd ever meet," Bobby said.

Then Jamie told the story about the Hank Aaaron pajamas -- explaining how when he was 7-years-old, he was a big Hammerin' Hank fan ... and before he had his tonsils removed his parents gave him some H.A. PJs.

Jamie says when his parents gave him the pajamas ... they told him about the challenges Hank faced "because of his color" and explained that people deserved to be judged on their merits, not skin color.

Jamie says the lesson that came with the pajamas stuck with him for the rest of his life ... and that's how he sleeps at night.

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46.

Warren    

That clip that shows Deens showing her bodyguard, who is as black as the board that was behind her, really shows who she is and how she thinks...

I know she is "old" and from the south but, she does have racist views.

298 days ago
47.

Donka Do Ball    

It's not about the racism, it's about the BUTTER.

298 days ago
48.

Big Momma    

these "good ole boys" riding their mamm's gravy train should stop talking....I almost laughed at how ridiculous this story is...more and more I am wishing ALL the deans will go away.

298 days ago
49.

Boogie     

You know you've lost the WAR when you are reduced to claiming your not RACIST because you have "Hank Aaron pajamas to prove it"

298 days ago
50.

LINDA CALDWELL    

Paula needs to stop talkin she has no filter please keep your mouth shut

298 days ago
51.

Sacko    

All you race baiters...How in the hell do you know for FACT she and her kids are racist? Can you read her mind? How do you know what intent she had when she said a FREAKING WORD? You don't. So you have no idea if she is a racist or not. Funny how trying to teach her son how to break down racial stereo types makes her racist. A lot of blacks wold never get rid of racism if they could. You know why? It is just one more crappy defense mechanism to use against whitie. It's really sad you all call yourself grownups. Im sick of at this word police crap.

298 days ago
52.

Sue from jersey    

Wtf don't they know all these my friend is black stories are not damage control shut up ignorance is worse

298 days ago
53.

JDoors    

People see what they want to see. Paula tells her friend to come on camera because he can't be seen against a dark backdrop - Guess what? That's the truth. When he does come on camera, his face is difficult to see against the dark backdrop. I don't know what people have against telling the truth, but I do know we'll never get past skin color if we're not allowed to talk about it.

Good article from the perspective of a journalist who "happens to be black."

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/06/confession_of_a_black_journali.html

298 days ago
54.

Leopold butters Stotch     

She's a goon and a racist but worst of all she steals her recipes from Betty Crocker.

298 days ago
55.

verlinda    

...

298 days ago
56.

LINDA CALDWELL    

paula has no filter she needs someone to talk for her cause all that comes out of her mouth is crazy it is not the old plantation days any more

298 days ago
57.

verlinda    

Can't understand why the "abused black employees didn't file the lawsuit

298 days ago
58.

LINDA CALDWELL    

the foodnetwork channel is racist as well to date all the chefs that are on the network r white no African Americans all their shows are cancelled.

298 days ago
59.

Danielle123    

@Jim But what does the N-word mean if it was a word used against ALL blacks back then? It's not like the N-word means "trashy black people" or something. It was a word to describe all black people (successful and otherwise) so I'm a little confused on your thought process.

298 days ago
60.

LINDA CALDWELL    

when people keeps making excuses about paula deen being so deeply rooted in the south that she can say anything she wants to say, is truly crazy ms. deen go and sit down u have made enough money on the backs of black people.

298 days ago
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