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It Came From Planet Aylia says: "My husband's mad Auntie Joan accused the man seven doors down of stealing her milk as he was the first black neighbour she had. She doesn't even get her milk delivered." Tell us about casual racism from oldies.

Thanks to Brayn Dedd who suggested this too

(, Thu 27 Oct 2011, 11:54)
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Not my Nan, thank god.
We lived in a small, rural town, and I don't think anyone ever really expected anyone who wasn't white to appear. Eventually, one young black guy arrived, and it was clear that he wasn't wanted, was threatened, etc.

However, one day he was taking a walk, when he encountered the aforementioned elderly lady. Upon meeting her, he greeted her, and commented on the weather.

Her response? "Up yours, nigger"

A little while later, more trouble arrived, and after the young bloke sorted it, she decided to offer him some apple pie to make up for her earlier insult. He accepted it happily, but before she left, she felt the need to make it clear that he should have the "good taste not to mention that I spoke to you".

What an old fucking hag.

(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 14:44, 4 replies)
If we don't get a new question soon, today shall forever be remembered as Black Thursday.
Unless that's deemed to be a bit racist.

I couldn't actually give two shakes, I just wanted to get in with bad joke.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 14:24, Reply)
is it thursday yet?

(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 14:12, Reply)
My grandad was a casual rapist
...sorry, misread the question...
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 13:45, 2 replies)
when I was younger
I remember being told the blood blisters were called a 'black mans pinch'.
This confused me.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 13:23, 10 replies)
Ho hum...

Included for relevance: my grandad called them nignog choccy-wogs, sometimes sung to the tune of "nick nack paddywack". He called everybody names though, cos he was a mardy old shit.

edit: thinking back it seems his creative juices ran dry after this particularly fine effort, as the rest of the song was sung with the original lyrics.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 13:05, 5 replies)
Casually browsing through an archived edition of
"Sailplane and Gliding"* magazine from about 1960 the other day, I happen-chanced across the phrase "working like niggers". Casual racism in print, form someone who may or may not be a grandparent, but seems to be from the right generation.

I wonder what we'll think of today's publications in another 50 or so years?

*Yeah, I'm unemployed at the moment.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 12:57, 8 replies)
My grandad was out the other night with his white pointy-hooded robe on
He really shouldn’t be trick-or-treating at his age.
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(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 11:20, Reply)
so, to sum up.
people voted for a qotw suggestion. it won. then everyone got angry. on the internet.

this week's winner of the 'Only Person Who Actually Got It' award goes to gritty yet fluffy.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 10:39, 72 replies)
I was once walking with my grandfather*
...when we met a White Supremacist, who tried to recruit us, thrusting racist pamphlets at us and wittering on about the master race. Startlingly, he was an albino!

Well, I guess if you're going to be white, you can't get whiter than that... he probably thinks that blond-haired blue-eyed Swedes are "a bit dusky"...

* That's a complete lie to shoehorn this otherwise true story in
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(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:42, 2 replies)
When I moved towns at about 6 years old
The first lad I sat next to in school who, as is the law, became my best friend was what was known then as half-caste, I never even noticed for years until he got racist abuse in town and had to ask my dad what those words meant. My grandad though always called him chalky which for years I assumed it was like 'little scamp' or some word old people called kids. I never found out it was racist til after my grandad died but I still dont think he was racist as that was the only racist thing he ever said.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:28, Reply)
I give up.
Lost to a bunch of old white bastards. Ohh, the irony.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:27, Reply)
I'm lucky
My grandparents weren't racist before it was fashionable to be not racist
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:21, Reply)
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(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 9:11, Reply)
The wife's grandmother....
used to hate the Japanese and anything japanese...

then again they did work her husband to death building a railway in Burma...

and now for a new QOTW please!
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 8:37, 3 replies)
South Africa. Go figure.
So the former Mrs. Outofnowhere is a white Afrikaans South African, and about 7 years ago whilst we were courting I moved to her town. One day her Grandparents were arriving home after a remarkably long road trip which they had attempted to do on a single tank of petrol. Their budget-friendly plan failed about an hour away from home, so we had to head out there and get them some fuel. When we got them to the house of my former in-laws Opa went down the road to the petrol station. Petrol stations in South Africa are manned by pump attendants, most of whom are black. He came back chuckling to himself and, using his best English told me "I took the car there and the chap asked me what I needed, and I said to the coon 'have I got a surprise for you!' and I told him the car was completely empty."

Being young and relatively new to the country I had no idea how to respond to this. It doesn't get more casual than that. Nor does it get more old-fashioned. My own Grandfather explained his liver spots by saying black people touched him and it rubbed off. My mother was livid with him for this and rightly so. Racist old bastard.
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(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 6:50, 1 reply)
I've never really gone for the 1st or last thing in forums but in this weeks case
I so hope that this is
EDIT: & that it fp's.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 6:23, 1 reply)
Ex-husband's grandmother
used to refer, apparently, to prunes as 'little black workers'. So.
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 4:28, Reply)
My grandparents like to dress up in all white outfits with pointy hats and burn crosses
But it's ok cos they're from a different era and don't know any better
(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 3:25, 1 reply)
My Great Uncle
Both my grandfathers died well before I was born, so I never knew them. My great uncle (husband to my mum's mum's sister) is the closest I've ever had to a grandfather.

He's 81 this year, but still more or less fit as a fiddle, and often drives the local "old ladies" (as he calls them) to the bingo.

One evening, he was trying to remember the name of a film star. The one who's been in films such as "Coming to America", "The Nutty Professor" and "Shrek". We're quite used to him, so noone batted an eyelid when he said "Oh, who's that loudmouthed darkie?"

(In case you hadn't guessed, he was thinking of Eddie Murphy)
(, Wed 2 Nov 2011, 19:30, 7 replies)
My Grandad
My Grandad often reminisced that in his youth he shot down two German planes.

It was in 1963, though you can't ever be too careful.
(, Wed 2 Nov 2011, 19:03, Reply)

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