Systemic Problems in the Restaurant Industry — From Wage Theft to Racism and Much More

Last week, I wrote an article about Paula Deen and the culture of discrimination in the restaurant industry. I felt that while it covered some important points about racism and sexism, it almost completely left out the even bigger issue, which is exploitation of workers. Recently, fast food workers in New York appeared at a […]

Paula Deen’s Downfall Speaks to the Big Picture on Racism in the Restaurant Industry

So, Paula Deen isn’t going to get her contract with Food Network renewed. Big freaking whoopty doo, I stopped watching her years ago when I realized that every episode was just a willfully ignorant, politically incorrect advertisement for butter. It was almost like the Food Network’s version of Sarah Palin as she happily mocked the […]