I am really embarrassed when my family members talk about "race" whenever my husband and I go to my parents' house for family gatherings. I am a black woman and my husband is not black. On holidays at my parents' home, my siblings and cousins, and even my step dad always, always, always end up bringing "race" into discussions; that is, talking about how "blacks" do this and how "blacks" don't do that. And the other night, at Thanksgiving dinner, they used the "N" word at the dinner table like it was no big deal. Usually during these discussions my family members are speaking negatively about black people, and I find these conversations just embarrassing and totally inappropriate, especially when there are other races present. Am I making a big deal out of being upset by this? It seems to me that black people are more obsessed and concerned about race than any of the other races. I mean, do other ethnic groups talk this way at family gatherings?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:12 AM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 3:17 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by txdaniella at 3:48 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Umm no, we never have discussions like that.
Answer by beeky at 7:30 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by cnoble927 at 7:49 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
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