I’m black, and I forgive Paula Deen
I love Southern cooking. My parents are from the South -- Tennessee and Alabama -- and I grew up with fried chicken, black-eyed peas, corn bread, collards and peach cobbler. So it’s not difficult to understand why I would become a Paula Deen fan. I liked her the first time I saw her -- topping a gooey dessert with ice cream and whipped cream.