Bluntly speaking, I would say my FIL is a bonafide racist, but only when it comes to African Americans. He uses the 'N' word constantly. I have asked him more than a few times to refrain while in my home, it is not how I was raised. Last weekend, I actually caught him telling my 3,5,and 8 year olds why 'n's are not worthy to live among real americans. Never have my children used the phrase white people, black people, they never saw differences, till now. Needless to say, I flipped. I told him that until he quit being a bigot, he was no longer welcome. Now my dh is mad at me for jumping his father, saying he can't help his views, because of how he was raised, and I had no right to lose my temper. He just laughs off this behavior. Like I said, my children are being raised to not see differences, and I don't need this negative input. What would you have done? How do I handle this?
on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:03 AM