Anonymous asked: My parents are really racist when it's come to Muslims (we're Catholic but pretty secular). They're always calling them terrorists and pointing out girls in headscarves and full-body covering. It really pisses me off and I'm not sure how to make them stop. If I mention it, their excuse is, oh we come from different times, which really doesn't fucking excuse it. How do I explain to them that it's wrong and really not fucking funny at all?
When my parents make unsavory comments about others like this, whether it be racist, sexist, etc, I always make my opinion known and remind them that this is wrong and will continue to be wrong.
No part of these women’s headscarves or coverings make them terrorists, and you can ask them WHY they seem to think that. Challenge what they think because they probably have zero reason other than just blatant racism.
And you can tell them being raised in “different times” excuses absolutely nothing, and that you do not agree with their disgusting racism.
Just don’t ever let it slide. Make them aware that you are uncomfortable when they do that. Remind them it’s wrong.
Because for me, they’ve realized I don’t like it and have stopped doing it so much. If they make you uncomfortable, make them uncomfortable. People don’t like being called out but do not back down from it.
And unfortunately, like a lot of parents, they don’t want to be educated since you tried explaining it to them, keep trying, but definitely make it known you are not okay with this in any way.
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