Quotes: Racist Grandma

Fiction

I disagree, man. She was just an old timer. It's the way people talked back then. That didn't mean they were racist. [beat] But my grandmother did refer to a broken beer bottle once as a Nigger Knife. You know, come to think of it, my grandmother was kind of a racist.
Randall Graves, after being called out for saying "Porch Monkey" in front of a black couple in Clerks II.

Mr. Owl: So how did it go? Were your parents as difficult as Roland said they'd be?
Steve: Well, let's just say they're from a different time.
Cooper: What does that mean?
Steve: It means they're full of hate, but it's okay because they're old and harmless.

Real Life

To the end of her life, she was convinced that the black youths of New Orleans were banging the lids of garbage cans at night, preparatory to rape, murder, and rapine.
Gore Vidal on Edwina Williams

It is deplorable. It is tribal. And it is from America. It follows ragtime, blues, jazz, hot cha-cha and the boogie-woogie, which surely originated in the jungle. We sometimes wonder whether this is the negro's revenge.
Daily Mail editorial on The Blackboard Jungle (1956), the first film with a rock-and-roll soundtrack

Aside from a 1941 Yellow Peril novel, Heinlein had a strong record as a critic of racism. But in Farnhamís Freehold, Heinlein wanted to use inversion to show the evils of ethnic oppression: he took a middle-class white family and, via a nuclear explosion, threw them into a future where Africans rule the earth and enslave whites. So far, so good. Yet Heinleinís Africans arenít just a master race, they also castrate white men, make white women their concubines, and eat white children (white teenage girls being especially tasty)... Farnhamís Freehold is an anti-racist novel only a Klansman could love.

The Mexicans are a different cup of tea. They have a heritage. At the present time they steal, they're dishonest—but they do have some concept of family life. They don't live like a bunch of dogs, which the Negroes do live like.
Richard Nixon discussing All in the Family, White House tape transcripts (1971)

We've got to support the police. There are thugs out there with guns hidden in their saggy pants. Pick up your damn pants! That's why we need a tank.

Somebody asked me over the weekend why does 'somebody' earn a lot of money have a lot of money because sheís black. (It was Oprah)...Thereís a lot of guilt out there; show weíre not racists, weíll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth.

SHUT UP SHUT UP! Fifty years ago we'd have you upside-down with a fucking fork up your ass!
—Comedian Michael Richards to some raucous audience members

I have two grandchildren... by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.
Newt Gingrich

I'm telling you, the Oriental people, they're slowly taking over.
—Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

He acts so holy. He made love to every girl in every city in America, and he got AIDS...Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people. Some of the African Americans, they donít want to help anyone.
—Former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling on Magic Johnson

Bob Beckel: Back when I was young you didnít date out of your own ethnicity. But in Europe and other places, this mingling thatís going on here, younger people are beginning to find this acceptable. And thatís the thing that is sort of scary because theyíre getting exposed to it on a daily basis.
Greg Gutfield: I donít know if you can compare affection for radicalization to mixed dating. You donít mean that.
Beckel: I didn't mean that.
Kimberly Guilfoyle. (No, I think he messed up.)
The Five 1.9.15

Does race matter to you at the doctor's? It does to me. When I look for a doctor or a dentist, I look and I try to figure out the name and see if the name is somebody who might be my own race. I just trust my own race more.

Nothing more racist than a old black man, you know why? 'Cause the old black man went through some real racism. He ain't go through that 'I can't get a cab' shit. He was the cab! White man just jump on his back: 'Main Street!'
Chris Rock, Bigger and Blacker

"Son, the only thing an Oriental baby leads to is trouble. And after you eat it, you're hungry 20 minutes later."
{laughter}
"No, listen closely: I fucking unironically hate the Orientals."
{laughter applause}"

The very epitome of cryptofascism, Buchanan is a noted paleoconservative and racist, suspected holocaust denialist (alternatively, the Holocaust was France and Britain's fault), Nazi sympathizer and believer in the Zionist Conspiracy...Curiously, he rejects evolution because, among other things, it lead to Hitler.
The Encyclopedia of American Loons on Pat Buchanan

In 1989, five black and Latino 14- to 16-year-olds were convicted of a crime they didn't commit... When the five were released from years of prison with every chance of a normal life stolen, did (Donald) Trump offer them recompense for publicly calling for their deaths? He spent $85,000 demanding the death penalty. Did he offer a single cent for scholarships, compensation, employment, a word of regret, anything to help rebuild their ruined lives? No. Over a decade after their innocence was proven at the cellular level, Trump implies that they must have been guilty of something. In his mind, non-white teenagers need an alibi to exist. Why would they be in the park? People don't have their shoes shined there!

We already know that ric-rac n' hot glue purveyor Hobby Lobby is totally not down with its female employees using birth control because Jesus Is Watching You Fuck. But here's another reason to not buy your crafting supplies there: they're also not wild about Jews. Hobby Lobby: basically, your anti-Semitic, sanctimonious, holiday-ruining aunt...Once word started spreading that Hobby Lobby employees were telling Jewish people that they didn't stock Jew-stuff because Jesus (a Jew) wouldn't be down, corporate spokespeople began scrambling to backpedal and insisted that Hobby Lobby has nothing against Jewish people, it's just that they.... don't... and... have... never... stocked... Hanukkah... stuff HEY LOOK OVER THERE! (jumps out window, sound of car peeling out)
Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel