Politics/Law/Government

John Roberts needs to talk to Paula Deen and Aaryn Gries

Last week the Supreme Court voided the part of the Voting Right Act that singled out the south for special scrutiny, arguing that times have changed.

Really? There’s a TV show called Big Brother. The premise, like many of its ilk, is that it puts a group of disparate, young, attractive and dumb people together in a closed environment and watches them do stupid stuff on hidden cameras. Today it fired one of the “houseguests,” Aaryn Gries.

According to TMZ, Gries firing came after she used several racist and homophobic slurs in conversations with two other cast mates, GinaMarie and Kaitlin. Gries reportedly made derogatory comments about multiple houseguests, telling an Asian American contestant to “shut up and go make some rice” and referring to a black cast member by saying, “be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that b—-.” Gries also described a gay contestant as a “queer.”

Miss Gries, of course, is from Texas.

Justice Roberts apparently hasn’t noticed that most of the time, when there’s an egregious bit of bigotry, from shooting a kid to using horrible language, it’s frequently someone who speaks with a Southern drawl.

At some point it stops being coincidence and becomes evidence.

6 replies »

  1. What do you mean by “Miss Gries is, of course from Texas” and that “when there’s an egregious bit of bigotry…it’s frequently someone who speaks with a Southern drawl”? You have clearly proven that you are no better.

  2. You are just as bad for saying “Miss Gries, of course from Texas”. I live in Texas and I am NOT a racist!!

  3. I live in Texas & it makes absolute perfect sense to me. He’s not saying that every Texan is a racist, but there’s no denying that, unfortunately, we are heavy handed in the bigotry department. So many close-minded, biased roots run deep here in the South. It’s sad, but change is slow down here.

  4. So, would it then be OK to say that a homosexual man, of course, comes from San Francisco? Or that a black person, of course, comes from Africa?

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