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Dealing with Racist Grandpa at Thanksgiving
Let me just start off by saying that I love my family. My cousins and I are all around the same age and we always have such a fun time when we're hanging out together. Holidays with my fam are usually nice and chill as long as the conversation stays away from political topics, which isn't always easy. The cousins and I are all somewhere on the liberal scale, while our parents mostly lean conservative. The parents aren't usually the problem, though. It's grandpa who ends up taking things too far and making sweeping generalizations about entire races of people. It's the kind of ingrained racism that can't be argued away with patience or logic and it always makes the rest of us very uncomfortable. I almost want to skip Thanksgiving this year and throw a Friendsgiving or something, but I know it would really disappoint my parents and cousins.