Some past mistakes apparently don't go away

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 03:28 PM.

I suppose she’s paying the just price, however long delayed. Justice must not have a required speed and distance limit, which is good to know.

For Paula it’s too bad, so sad. What bothers me more is the huge number of others impacted by this.

Think of rap music artists who have captured the American dream plying their craft. These are performers who have blazed new entrepreneurial trails with huge successes.

Now I guess they’ll also have contracts canceled and suffer expulsion from selling their wares in stores and on Amazon.

It doesn’t seem to me they deserve that. After all, racial pejoratives are often part of their products, sometimes most of their products.

Surely comedians who inject such sensitive slurs into their art won’t suffer the destruction of their careers. Many have worked very hard to achieve their successes and shouldn’t be denied the rewards of their efforts, but given the recent revelation about Deen and its implications, the outlook is bleak.

I guess retailers will quit selling their CDs and venues will quit booking their acts. In a moral sense, perhaps it’s justified, but in human terms seems harsh. I’m sure everybody was as blindsided by this Paula thing as I.



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