Am I crazy, or is my grandfather racist...

ShadowBoxing;15044097 Then again said:
Your grandfather grew up in the world of segregation so it's very possible that he holds some stereotypical views though you shouldn't make that assumption based on his opinion of a sports figure alone.
I'm from a multi-ethnic background, I abhor racism, and I think that the very concept of race is ultimately pseudo-science that has done nothing but cause the world pain. I all that...and I can't stand Tiger Woods. I often "boo" him and wish he would lose. If you would assume that I do that because of Tiger's multi-ethnic background, you would be wrong.
I don't like Tiger mostly because I hate golf. There was a dramatic upsiwing in mainsteam golf coverage once Tiger came along. I want to headbutt the TV whenever I hear him referred to as the "world's best athlete". Until I see Tiger tackle Ladainian Tomlinson, execute a crossover dribble & hit a three pointer over Kevin Garnett , run over Ivan Rodriguez to tag home plate, or make Chuck Liddell tap out, he's not a real athlete. Skill does not always equal athleticism.
Secondly, I hate to hear Tiger Woods referred to as a trail blazer, often in the same breath as Jackie Robinson. Robinson got death threats, hatred from his own teammates, had pitchers throw at his head, racial epithets thrown his way and the list goes on. Tiger comes from a wealthy background and rose to national prominence after African American athletes had been featured in American sports for decades. He endured NOTHING like Jackie Robinson's obstacles. The fact that it took golf until the 1990s integrate and the fact that Tiger's ascension was hailed as a great thing by the media when what should have been said is "It took the PGA long enough!" leaves a bad taste in mouth.
Anti-Tiger, Anti-Golf rant over. I'm sure I offended some golfers. Well, get the PGA off Sportscenter and I won't have to gripe & moan about it.:bh:
 
My Granddad admitted using the term 'Sambo' as a friendly term to black troops during the 2nd world war. His justification was that "They liked it"

You gotta admit that stories of unintentional 'old person' racism are kinda cute.
 
My Granddad admitted using the term 'Sambo' as a friendly term to black troops during the 2nd world war. His justification was that "They liked it"

You gotta admit that stories of unintentional 'old person' racism are kinda cute.

I actually had golden ager ( ironically, someone I knew from church ) make this statement: "I'm not prejudiced. I just don't like the way black people act.":whatever:

Nope, you aren't prejudiced at all, just inhabited by the spirit of Uncle Ruckus.
 
I actually had golden ager ( ironically, someone I knew from church ) make this statement: "I'm not prejudiced. I just don't like the way black people act.":whatever:

Nope, you aren't prejudiced at all, just inhabited by the spirit of Uncle Ruckus.


But that's probably just ignorance from an old man who doesn't get out much, and thinks of most black people as gangsta rappers. It's hardly cross-burning, and it's a bit late to start educating them to believe otherwise, they have different priorities, they're not gonna be around much longer.

My ex's Grandfather used to call me 'Sanjay' instead of Jay because my Mother is half Asian, he was in his late 80's and didn't mean anything by it, I took positives from it, at least he was speaking to me!

But to be fair, when he died, I did dance on his grave, JOKE.
 
Asian as in Indian Asian? Cuz Sanjay Cho isn't a common name... haha...
 
Racism was more commonplace back then...I mean, I was watching This is England some while ago, which concerned itself around racism in the 80s. A derogatory term was used to describe one of the asians in the film and my dad just sat there laughing, informing me that's what he used to call them all back in the day.
So obviously, I just sat there, speechless. His behaviour always makes for awkward situations, whenever I bring my other mates round. Ugh.
 
I first still don't think there's a big deal with his grandfather.

I also believe Shadow is looking particularly hard to find something that may not necessarily be there.

I mean ultimately, his father has an somewhat irrational hate for a single individual and that's all been shown.

I dunno, alot of people have been called out for having that somewhat individual irrational hate put on them just based on statistics and have been quick to draw similar conclusions.

I mean I have the slowest computer in my office, every white person that came or mexican or foreign person got a brand new computer but I'm the only black person so i got an old one. My supervisor doesn't always read my work either. Does that suggest that he is perhaps a racist? I think not.
 
But that's probably just ignorance from an old man who doesn't get out much, and thinks of most black people as gangsta rappers. It's hardly cross-burning, and it's a bit late to start educating them to believe otherwise, they have different priorities, they're not gonna be around much longer.

My ex's Grandfather used to call me 'Sanjay' instead of Jay because my Mother is half Asian, he was in his late 80's and didn't mean anything by it, I took positives from it, at least he was speaking to me!

But to be fair, when he died, I did dance on his grave, JOKE.

You have a great sense of humor. :yay:
 
A lot of the baby boomer generation tends to be what we consider reacist. A lot of times they don't mean to be but thats just what they grew up saying. For example once and a while my grandma will say who's that colored kid. She doesn't intend to be mean, thats just she grew up saying.
 
I first still don't think there's a big deal with his grandfather.

I also believe Shadow is looking particularly hard to find something that may not necessarily be there.

I mean ultimately, his father has an somewhat irrational hate for a single individual and that's all been shown.

I dunno, alot of people have been called out for having that somewhat individual irrational hate put on them just based on statistics and have been quick to draw similar conclusions.

I mean I have the slowest computer in my office, every white person that came or mexican or foreign person got a brand new computer but I'm the only black person so i got an old one. My supervisor doesn't always read my work either. Does that suggest that he is perhaps a racist? I think not.

I'd say those *****s are on some ******** for not giving you a decent PC.
 
I mean I have the slowest computer in my office, every white person that came or mexican or foreign person got a brand new computer but I'm the only black person so i got an old one. My supervisor doesn't always read my work either. Does that suggest that he is perhaps a racist? I think not.

You know what to do, right? Play the race card. That'll get you a new shiny computer.
 
Actually, i'm going to be a stereotypical darkie and steal it when i go, they won't miss it, everybody wins...:o
 
You can do better than that. Pee all over their keyboards once you leave :up:
 

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