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Quotes: Racist Grandma
"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.

"Once a year the Gores hold a family reunion in northern Mississippi... my grandmother Gore liked to say, if any descendant of mine should marry someone colored I'll come back and haunt 'em. When I was grown I liked to tease her with the knowledge that our blood had been commingled with that of the other race ever since the country began; she would then simply change the subject and complain about how the Civil War was the vengeance of God on a generation of Southern boys who preferred shooting and hunting to going to school."
Gore Vidal, Point to Point Navigation

ĒIt 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."

"You start out in 1954 by saying, 'Nigger, nigger, nigger.' By 1968 you can't say 'nigger' ó that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights... You follow me? Because obviously sitting around saying, 'We want to cut this,' is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than 'Nigger, nigger.'"
Lee Atwater, strategist for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

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

"He can't even get a regular girlfriend, he's got to get a gook."
Sue Wilkins

"Does race matter to you at the doctors? 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}"

"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

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