Every single day it's "those Indians next door" or "those polish people" or "those Bengali people" or even "these black people" (we're black) followed by some completely derogatory remark involving smell/attitude/mannerisms/appearance.Seriously?
It's not only effecting my self esteem "all black people must be loud, big noses and mouths are unattractive, black people are victims of no one but themselves and have themselves o blame for the state of Africa"
It's polluting the minds of my little brothers who hear constantly that other races are rude ignorant etc.
She's highly irrational and even asking her to cover her mouth whilst coughing leads to a barrage of insults so I have no idea of how to approach the subject and ultimately ask her to stop. Any ideas?
Wait she's black? I guess in a sence she hates all races which is better than hating go only a certain race lol.
What about your father?
What is your mother's personality like in other ways?
You can't really stop her saying those things racist people tend to be extremely ignorant and don't care if you disagree with them. I would just personally in your situation make sure that your brothers don't believe what she is saying is right because if all they're hearing is her opinion there is a big possibility that they will grow up with that opinion so make sure they know what she's saying is wrong
In terms of stopping your mother it's difficult I would say to tell her you find it offensive/upsetting but there is no guarantee that works and it usually doesn't.
Maybe she's just a hater in general not only a racist.
Yeah that's what they tend to do...
There isn't really much you can do because they're beyond ignorant unfortunately. How old are you? If you're going to uni soon then you don't have to be around her as much.
For now whenever she makes an offensive comment I'd personally just blank it out and try not to listen because it's not fair being offended in your own home
you need to respect your parents views and accept ur mom for who she is