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i think my mam is a die hard daily mail reader - and will believe whatever rubbish is in it - she is a nice person but is constantly ****ging off immigrants/people on benefits/banks/whatever the mail feels like having a go of.

I dont think she is racist - but she is certainly isnt "pro diversity" shall we say
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My Dad reads The Sun... which is just as bad!
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(Original post by Antonia87)
My 90-year-old grandmother is racist, but I dont think she even realises it. She uses words that whilst you could have used 50 years ago, you couldnt possibly use now for fear of being attacked. But it seems normal to her. Then again she was born in 1918 and in devout Roman Catholic, very white Ireland.
I don't think using words that were the norm in her time makes her a racist... unless she says/does other things as well? :eyebrow:
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(Original post by Maxxiv)
Im not racist, but the majority or ethnic people i have met i don't like. I dont like the way some of them impose their religion on a christian Country
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I think my parent's are justifiably racist towards black people. A group of them did rob our house, stole our car, and rape my 6 year old sister.
That's a horrible thing that happened and I hope things are going well for your family now and the perpetrators are being punished, but that does not justify racism. Were the attackers all men? Do your parents hate all men?
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(Original post by EskimoJo)
I don't think using words that were the norm in her time makes her a racist... unless she says/does other things as well? :eyebrow:
She will use them in a very degrading way, which tends to give away her opinion. My mum will often just tell her to "be quiet."
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I love old people!
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(Original post by Rubix)
I think my parent's are justifiably racist towards black people. A group of them did rob our house, stole our car, and rape my 6 year old sister.
****ing *******s.
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It was quite a while ago. Everything is ok now.
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(Original post by ilikepiesandstuff)
....and think we have been programmed by the state in school?
My Dad is racist (along with being homophobic and sexist, but that's another story). He's convinced that the reason I don't think the same way to him is due to what I was taught in school and college, and the way Mum brought us up :shifty:



(Original post by Maxxiv)
Im not racist, but the majority or ethnic people i have met i don't like. I dont like the way some of them impose their religion on a christian Country
*facepalm*
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(Original post by ellejaaay)
My Dad is racist (along with being homophobic and sexist, but that's another story). He's convinced that the reason I don't think the same way to him is due to what I was taught in school and college, and the way Mum brought us up :shifty:





*facepalm*

Ahhh same here apart the Mum bit.

p.s. Currently reading Tess of D'urb so liking your avatar...
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(Original post by _Pondersome.)
I think generally, the older generation seem to be more racist than the younger people. Like, grandparents and stuff, it's just the way they were brought up.
This. My grandparents were awful for it, my dad's of the mentality 'so long as they learn English and get a job I don't care', and I like to think I'm not racist at all.
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my dad's of the mentality 'so long as they learn English and get a job I don't care', and I like to think I'm not racist at all.
Thats a good mentality. Thats what I believe too.
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(Original post by ilikepiesandstuff)
Ahhh same here apart the Mum bit.

p.s. Currently reading Tess of D'urb so liking your avatar...
Glad to know it's not just my Dad...

Lol, thanks. I'm reading it at the moment too (after watching the the recent TV adaptation). How are you finding it?
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No unless you consider keeping America White Racist with controlled immigration. I consider that protecting the people who made america.
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Essentially, I think we have been 'programmed' to some extent to be more tolerant. Not to say that's essentially a bad thing though, but we are not a less racist generation simply by coincidence.
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(Original post by Antonia87)
She will use them in a very degrading way, which tends to give away her opinion. My mum will often just tell her to "be quiet."
I don't think she is racist. She is just from a different generation with different attitudes in society.
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(Original post by Maxxiv)
Im not racist, but the majority or ethnic people i have met i don't like. I dont like the way some of them impose their religion on a christian Country
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Oh, and yeah, they're closet racists.
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(Original post by ellejaaay)
Glad to know it's not just my Dad...

Lol, thanks. I'm reading it at the moment too (after watching the the recent TV adaptation). How are you finding it?
Yeah I watched the TV version... have only just got round to reading it. Up to her moving away after the babies death.. so sad! Normally I don't really like 'old' styles of writing, but am actually really enjoyingthe way Hardy writes...
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