||[Oct. 19th, 2011|07:20 pm]
The Question Club
At the dinner table, my uncle randomly asked, "Why do black people still call themselves (n-word)? It's just disgraceful."|
As I was picking my jaw up off the table, my aunt, horribly enough, adds, "They just need to let it go! My friends from Africa think black people here are disgraceful!"
They are white, middle class Americans. This probably shouldn't be a total surprise to me, but...it was just so out of the blue!
TQC, when was the last time a family member or a friend just completely flabbergasted you? How did you react?
I am very anti-confrontational normally (past abuse has ensured it) and I just fumbled over my words and left the room.