I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name. It's like that black football player who recently came out. He said, 'I just want to be known as a football player. I don't want to be known as a gay football player.' I know exactly what he's saying.
Though discrimination charges were later dismissed by a judge, Deen lost her show and severalendorsements for using the racial slur and saying she wanted black men to play the role of slaves for a themed party.
It's amazing that some people are given passes and some people are crucified. I have new empathy for these situations, though. My dad always told me, 'Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.'