My daughter is half Black and Half white... She loves to climb on my husband.. We were at dinner with my mom, and my daughter was doing what she always does climbs on him. My husband said ("you little monkey").. Like he always does... My mom (who's 63) got this disgusted look on her face. I mean really??? It's 20011 is this some sort of social mistake to call a her a monkey? I guess she would like for me to toss out all her Monkey shirts also.. Just interested on you ladies thoughts on the subject... Thanks!! Just wanted to add.. My mom loves my husband and they get along great... Also My husband is white and I'm black.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on May. 15, 2011 in Relationships
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Answer by SonyaNaomi at 8:12 PM on May. 15, 2011
Well this is an interesting topic and I know is offensive too many people of color, and I know many people are offended by it being used as the word monkey can have have racial connotations "porch money" and many people with racist ideas call black people monkeys as a derogatoryterm. I also understand that people use the term monkey for children alot regardless of the childs race and they don't see any racial tie to it and do it completely innocently.
However I would not say your Mother over reacted, I would say she was offended by it, she cant help her feelings on the matter, hearing it probably just didn't sit well with her. It often doesn't sit well with me, and we dont do monkeys on clothes either.
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