Small Towns, Small Minds
I can only take so much of the in-laws. With their most recent visit, MILDEW rearranged all of Chloe's dresser drawers, did Chloe's & my husband's laundry but didn't touch mine & enjoyed arguing with me about EVERYthing....Fine. I can vent it all out once they are gone.
But I just cannot bring myself to forgive nor ignore ignorant hatred. And that's all I can call it. If you were to call them out & dare say "racist" they would vehemently deny it.
How else should it be taken when comments go like this:
"I just know is about 10 years the world will be slant-eyed amalattos." (his pronunciation)
"I just don't understand their language." (After walking away from an African-American cashier.)
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
I thought our society had come so much farther than this crap. I suppose it could have been worse, but it made my gut churn, nonetheless. I felt so stupid for not calling them out. I was in such shock & disbelief. I had never heard anything like this from them. Their verbal vomit is usually just their distaste for me. I suppose a sliver of silver lining would be that my husband didn't "inherit" their thinking.