Skip to comments.How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/20/2018 11:33:12 AM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
Toxic ideologies often start around family dinner tables. It's not just an uncle saying a racist joke, or a grandmother determining her xenophobic ideas as a part of her time. These comments seep into how we make decisions in voting booths, how judges rule in their chambers, how teachers guide students in school classrooms, how employment decisions are made, and how police react in high-stakes situations.
After a year of relentless atrocities that dont always make for easy conversation at the dinner table, it's important to make Thanksgiving preparations beyond the tablescape and the menu. This year, I want you to prepare for something a little more nuanced than stuffing or cranberry sauce: I want you to prepare to rock the family boat, with important discussions that stretch beyond the surface of How's the weather? and Who are you dating these days? So, I'm coming to you with a guide that should push you beyond apathy, and instead, teach you how to be a part of the solution. As Angela Davis reminds us, it is not enough to not be racist. You have to be anti-racist, and if you are not actively being part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem. So here is some language to help you navigate Thanksgiving day dinner.
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Rachel sounds like shes a hoot at family gatherings.
She must spend a lot of time alone.
White men bad. Everybody else good.
There’s dark meat, and then there’s white meat.
Not all families are dysfunctional like yours Rachel.
My family is already aware of democrats.
I just want to know how this race conversation ends.
Does it end in violence?
She wins a free helicopter ride
“After a year of relentless atrocities?”
So, if I only ask for white meat, I’m a racist?
Reminds me, a few years ago, the liberals were pushing talking points for holiday family gatherings, such as telling the family how wonderful Obamacare was.
I’m always wondering how I should talk to my family about racism at thanksgiving. Finally, the definitive answer.
“Theres dark meat, and then theres white meat.”
Hey dont forget the “sexism” in the turkey with “legs”, “thighs “ and “BREASTS”. Call the cops!
Not even original, Rachel.
Your racist god the Fraud and his handlers started this ploy five years ago today...
I don’t have any black racists in my family, so there is no need to be a liberal and be inappropriate at Thanksgiving and ruin it.
Why not just talk about shopping for HEALTHCARE...?
Oh, joy. Suuuuuure.....
This Cocoa is amazing! Lets talk skin colors, and which ones are better than others!
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