And I don't care.
I still make DS interact with them as I believe it will make him a stronger person. It teaches him a valuable lesson - Not everybody is going to like you and it has nothing to do with you. They just don't like him because of his race and the fact he is not 'real family'.
Even though MIL is a complete bitch and refuses to call him by his name, it makes me proud that even at 8 he can be the bigger person and still always be on his best behviour and treat her with respect.
I've been told that this makes me a bad mother, that I allow him to be around people who obviously hold him in such high disdain, but I see that in doing so it has made him a stronger person.
What do you think? Should children be exposed or protected from people who dislike them?