I have a friend who has always seemed a little predjudiced

@2004cqui (2823)
United States
January 25, 2012 7:19am CST
Last we he was telling us that all black people, and only black people have thumbs formed differently. When they hold out their hands straight with fingers straight their thumbs point at each other. I said, "You mean like this?" I have them too. I seriously thought he just might get up and leave! NO LOSS! I've been accused of being racist from time to time. But just to begin with I have a Great Grandmother who was 1005% native Canadian. It's the same as Native American, just the other side of the boarder. Her father made a living trapping beaver and selling the fur. Her mother was a "cabin wife". Clara (my great grandmother) wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty and couldn't speak English. But when her husband Frank married her he took her to North Dakota and together they built a business, bought land, built a business and a town that's still there today and not wiped out by the recession! She soon had employees and a social calendar! People were still prejudice but being a major employer in the area and soon had plenty of money their support of the success in the area wiped most of that out! Do you have a family background that would surprise others?
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Just a bit. My grandparents on my dad's side were first cousins who ran away to get married because it was not supppose to happen! No one was supposed to marry a first cousin....but they did. They used to say that if the marriage happened there would be mental illness etc in the family...three generations now and nothing thank God!
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
25 Jan 12
And here I thought it was illegal to marry 1st cousins! I know my huge extended family would not only frown on this, they would be ashamed of the couple.
@KrauseHome (32872)
• United States
4 Feb 12
Personally it is quite interesting how others perceive things and make comments about something without usually ever stopping to think. I work with someone who is Black who occassionally has made comments I find offensive and Racist as well, and even had to mention something to her once. I think a lot of it stems back from the way that they were raised is how they talk and forget that what they say could be found offensive to someone.