Racist in Your Family?

United States
September 3, 2006 3:07pm CST
Is there a racist in your family? What do you do?
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
3 Sep 06
Talk to them but don't let their views corrupt your own.
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@niksan87 (212)
• Bulgaria
3 Sep 06
no we are very friendly eachother
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@mssmith007 (1029)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I've grown up with a racist in my family. My grandfather is German, and I'm multi-racial. He is racist towards Afican Americans, and I'm partially African American. I grew up with him not speaking to me as a child and teen. Throughout my life... I understood that he didn't like me because of my race, and he didn't like my father too. So when I would come around, I'd still greet him and say "Hi Grandpa." He would just look "plain-faced" and not say a word back. That hurt so much, but I would always pray that he would come around. Now I'm 20, and the most he'll say to me is Hi and Bye. I know he is opening up more now, because I have a daughter now. His first great-grandchild is half black -- now he has to face his greatest fear. The first time she met him, she ran to him, sat with him, and tried to play with him. He couldn't push her away because she is so innocent. I just pray for the day that he will be able to give me my first hug. :) The best thing to do is try to educate that person. Show them love, and show them that racism cannot win. Once they see that regardless of them being racist -- that the love is still there. You can hope for a change.
• United States
3 Sep 06
Yes, I ignore them. If they only see color, that's their problem, not mine.