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My friend was telling me how his 96 year old grandma was watching Ready Steady Cook, and remarked how 'it is scary that people like that might be touching your food' whilst pointing an accusing finger at Ainsley Harriot, when my friend enquired about what she meant by 'people like that' she said 'you know the blacks.' Needless to say he was disgusted, have any of you got any similar stories?
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Yeah it's a shame, yet funnily enough, they're the ones called "the golden generation" and yet we're "the worst of all time".

It's never nice to think about, especially when it's family, but human beings have gotten less discriminatory as the generations have gone by. Racism's biggest enemy is time. Crazy to still hear that in 2013 though.
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I don't know any old people who are racist, but I do know a few people in their forties and fifties who are. Strange thing is that they are selective with it. I mean, they're fine with my sister's boyfriend, and they have Moroccan friends, but then they mutter about "all the immigrants" and the "headscarves", when their friends are immigrants and Muslims, too . They appear to have a dislike for immigrants regardless of race, though, as they don't like Polish people either and think they should "go back to where they came from", whilst they forget that their own family member - me - is an immigrant...

I've met with that attitude here in Britain, too. An acquaintance of mine, for example, admitted that he voted BNP, but he's fine with me, he says, because I'm the right kind of immigrant (whatever that is).

I don't really get it... :confused:
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(Original post by Lord Harold)
My friend was telling me how his 96 year old grandma was watching Ready Steady Cook, and remarked how 'it is scary that people like that might be touching your food' whilst pointing an accusing finger at Ainsley Harriot, when my friend enquired about what she meant by 'people like that' she said 'you know the blacks.' Needless to say he was disgusted, have any of you got any similar stories?
I just think... if you're disgusted at what a 96 year old woman think about race; somebody that was born during the first world war, somebody that will have been older than many people on this site before Martin Luther King was even born... you need to get a grip.
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I find this very disappointing.
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Well my grandparents were never as bad as that but they did use terms that probably aren't acceptable in this day & age.
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I find this very disappointing.
Thanks for your thoughtful input as always.
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I was at my Great nanna's a few weeks back and she was watching a TV show and just randomly came out with ''Is this show for the wogs then''.
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I've met with that attitude here in Britain, too. An acquaintance of mine, for example, admitted that he voted BNP, but he's fine with me, he says, because I'm the right kind of immigrant (whatever that is).

I don't really get it... :confused:
Yeah, I have friends like that who are quite racist generally but are surprised when I'm offended and bring it up because apparently "I don't really count as such and such ethnicity". :confused:
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Yeah, I have friends like that who are quite racist generally but are surprised when I'm offended and bring it up because apparently "I don't really count as such and such ethnicity". :confused:
It's almost like they think we should feel grateful that we are part of the in-crowd or something. That guy I know would be happy if every single person who wasn't born here, or who was born here but isn't white, were to be deported. But hey, I can stay! And it sounds like you can, too! Aren't we lucky? :rolleyes:
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I think age is no excuse for ignorance and nastiness.

She may have been born during the First World War but she's lived through most of the 20th century and the millennium. She was alive at the peak of the Civil Rights movement in the USA and when they established the Declaration of Human Rights. If anything she should be a part of the enlightened generation.


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LOL

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My grand parents, especially from my mums side are extremely racist but it's the norm for them and many their age.
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Welcome to England....
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I've seen more racism from middle aged women tbh.
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Those comments will affect no one. You could've not brought it up, but you did, now you've made black people insecure.
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My great granny taught my wee sister a version of 'Eenie meenie minie mo' but with the n-word instead of 'tigger'. Apparently that's how they sang it in her day :rolleyes:


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Those comments will affect no one. You could've not brought it up, but you did, now you've made black people insecure.
Lol.

There's racist pricks everywhere in every age...they are narrow minded.
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Maybe she just meant that he was a bit creepy.

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yep older people are often racist.

My mother (she's 64, so not THAT old really) used to be pretty racist when I was little, but now her best friend is Mauritian muslim, her other best friend is...erm...actually I'm not sure where she's from but she's asian and muslim anyway, and her boyfriend is Turkish muslim. And her last boyfriend was a black guy from Dominica. She seemed to stop being racist when I was in my late teens.
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My great granny taught my wee sister a version of 'Eenie meenie minie mo' but with the n-word instead of 'tigger'. Apparently that's how they sang it in her day :rolleyes:


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tigger?

I'd say

eenie meenie minie mo, catch a goblin by his toe, if he squeals let him go, ernie meenie minie mo!
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