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* In ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', Artie's holocaust-surviving father ironically has resentments against African-Americans. Taken into account that this is a drawn memoir, it also qualifies as TruthInTelevision.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', Artie's holocaust-surviving father ironically has resentments against African-Americans. Taken Taking into account that this is a drawn memoir, it also qualifies as TruthInTelevision.


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Roger feels unappreciated by Stan and runs away, disguising himself as an old lady. He befriends another old woman and they get along for a while... up until she spits on the Lincoln Memorial and says "That's for freeing the slaves, you negro-loving Yankee devil!" She spends the rest of the episode making such slurs against everyone ([[UpToEleven even other whites]]) so by the time Stan offers her to the CIA and claims she's the escaped alien, [[AssholeVictim nobody cares]].



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Roger feels unappreciated by Stan and runs away, disguising himself as an old lady. He befriends another old woman and they get along for a while... up until she spits on the Lincoln Memorial and says "That's for freeing the slaves, you negro-loving Yankee devil!" She spends the rest of the episode making such slurs against everyone ([[UpToEleven even other whites]]) so by the time Stan offers her to the CIA and claims she's the escaped alien, [[AssholeVictim nobody cares]].
* A ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode showed that Richie Foley's Dad was a racist. One of the few cases the change of heart is made (somewhat) realistically. At least as realistically as it can be expected in a series with superpowered individuals.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lisa once researched her family tree. Grandpa told her about having an African-American ancestor and that he was reluctant about admitting it because his generation was racist.
** During the teaser videos for Ride/UniversalStudios' ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'', Krusty is interviewing regular folks in line for a ride at Krusty-Land, and while interviewing Grandpa Simpson he goes into [[BackInMyDay one of his rants]]:
--->'''Grandpa:''' You could hate anyone back then, especially [[CurseCutShort the]]--\\
'''Krusty:''' Cut! Cut! Cut!

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Roger feels unappreciated by Stan and runs away, disguising himself as an old lady. He befriends another old woman and they get along for a while... up until she spits on the Lincoln Memorial and says "That's for freeing the slaves, you negro-loving Yankee devil!" She spends the rest of ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' had the episode making such slurs against everyone ([[UpToEleven even "Grey Matters", which featured Sharon's Grandpa. However, unlike some other whites]]) so by examples, he isn't a hateful man in the time Stan offers her to the CIA and claims she's the escaped alien, [[AssholeVictim nobody cares]].
* A ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode showed that Richie Foley's Dad was
slightest. He's actually quite a racist. One of the few cases the change of heart is made (somewhat) realistically. At least as realistically as it can be expected nice guy. However, he believes in a series with superpowered individuals.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lisa once researched her family tree. Grandpa told her about
several racial stereotypes (Arabs having an African-American ancestor harems, Asians being bad drivers), and jokes around about this with Sharon's friend Maria and her boyfriend, who are Asian and Arabian. Her boyfriend playfully runs with it, while Maria is offended. It's implied that he was reluctant about admitting gets over it because his generation was racist.
** During
by the teaser videos for Ride/UniversalStudios' ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'', Krusty is interviewing regular folks in line for a ride at Krusty-Land, and while interviewing Grandpa Simpson he goes into [[BackInMyDay one end of his rants]]:
--->'''Grandpa:''' You could hate anyone back then, especially [[CurseCutShort the]]--\\
'''Krusty:''' Cut! Cut! Cut!
the episode.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth is over 100 years old and is sometimes shown to be of the FantasticRacism variety. Take this quote from "Fry and the Slurm Factory", for instance.
-->'''Farnsworth''': Who are these horrible orange people?
-->'''Glurmo''': They're the Grunka-Lunkas. They work in the factory.
-->'''Farnsworth''': Tell them I hate them!



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' had the episode "Grey Matters", which featured Sharon's Grandpa. However, unlike some other examples, he isn't a hateful man in the slightest. He's actually quite a nice guy. However, he believes in several racial stereotypes (Arabs having harems, Asians being bad drivers), and jokes around about this with Sharon's friend Maria and her boyfriend, who are Asian and Arabian. Her boyfriend playfully runs with it, while Maria is offended. It's implied that he gets over it by the end of the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' had the A ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode "Grey Matters", which featured Sharon's Grandpa. However, unlike some other examples, he isn't showed that Richie Foley's Dad was a hateful man in racist. One of the slightest. He's actually quite a nice guy. However, he believes few cases the change of heart is made (somewhat) realistically. At least as realistically as it can be expected in several racial stereotypes (Arabs a series with superpowered individuals.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lisa once researched her family tree. Grandpa told her about
having harems, Asians being bad drivers), an African-American ancestor and jokes around about this with Sharon's friend Maria and her boyfriend, who are Asian and Arabian. Her boyfriend playfully runs with it, while Maria is offended. It's implied that he gets over was reluctant about admitting it by because his generation was racist.
** During
the end teaser videos for Ride/UniversalStudios' ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'', Krusty is interviewing regular folks in line for a ride at Krusty-Land, and while interviewing Grandpa Simpson he goes into [[BackInMyDay one of the episode.his rants]]:
--->'''Grandpa:''' You could hate anyone back then, especially [[CurseCutShort the]]--\\
'''Krusty:''' Cut! Cut! Cut!
* Grandma Ruby Jean from ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' as she's--well--''a [[BigScrewedUpFamily Cuyler]]''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth is over 100 years old and is sometimes shown to be of the FantasticRacism variety. Take this quote from "Fry and the Slurm Factory", for instance.
-->'''Farnsworth''': Who are these horrible orange people?
-->'''Glurmo''': They're the Grunka-Lunkas. They work in the factory.
-->'''Farnsworth''': Tell them I hate them!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth is over 100 years old and is sometimes shown to be of the FantasticRacism variety. Take this quote from "Fry and the Slurm Factory", for instance.
-->'''Farnsworth''': Who are these horrible orange people?
-->'''Glurmo''': They're the Grunka-Lunkas. They work in the factory.
-->'''Farnsworth''': Tell them I hate them!

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* ''Fanfic/GhostsAndDreams'':
** A justified example in Lyarra and most of the Stark ghosts. They all hate Andals in general thanks to the Andal Invasion thousands of years ago that saw weirwoods burned and the Children of the Forest slaughtered. However, the reason they hate Catelyn isn't because she's an Andal so much as the fact that she's raising her children as Andals -- seeing as the rest of the North are of the First Men and follow First Men religion and customs, that has cost the current generation of House Stark much of the respect of their bannermen and puts them in a much weaker position. Catelyn's poor treatment of Jae has only exacerbated that hatred, to the point that the ghosts have no problems attacking the sept whenever they're angry.
** Subverted with the Valyrians and the Rhoynar. The Valyrians never tried to convert them even after they conquered the First Men, and the First Men had seldom contact with the Rhoynar. The only damage the Valyrians caused to First Men culture was banning the Old Tongue, and even that was for purely pragmatic reasons. As a result, the Stark ghosts get along perfectly well with the Targaryen and Martell ghosts, to the point that they consider Aegon to be an honorary member of their family (helped by the fact that he speaks the Old Tongue and worships the Old Gods).


* ''TheHeartofThomas'': Juli's grandmother makes snide remarks about her grandson's black hair evidencing his "mixed blood" and favors his little sister Elisabeth, who is blonde and blue-eyed. Fortunately, Juli's schoolmate Erich tells her off.

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* ''TheHeartofThomas'': ''Manga/TheHeartofThomas'': Juli's grandmother makes snide remarks about her grandson's black hair evidencing his "mixed blood" and favors his little sister Elisabeth, who is blonde and blue-eyed. Fortunately, Juli's schoolmate Erich tells her off.


* In ''Manga/FutureLovers'', Kento's grandfather is dismayed when he finds out that his grandson is [[BoysLove dating another man]] (Akira) and spends the rest of his page time shooting {{Death Glare}}s at Akira and not-so-subtly indicating his disgust at their relationship. Completely PlayedForLaughs, with the grandfather's facial expressions being some of the funniest things in this manga.

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* In ''Manga/FutureLovers'', ''Manga/FutureLovers'': Kento's grandfather is dismayed when he finds out that his grandson is [[BoysLove dating another man]] (Akira) and spends the rest of his page time shooting {{Death Glare}}s at Akira and not-so-subtly indicating his disgust at their relationship. Completely PlayedForLaughs, with the grandfather's facial expressions being some of the funniest things in this manga.manga.
* ''TheHeartofThomas'': Juli's grandmother makes snide remarks about her grandson's black hair evidencing his "mixed blood" and favors his little sister Elisabeth, who is blonde and blue-eyed. Fortunately, Juli's schoolmate Erich tells her off.


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* The DeletedScene "Homesick Hopps" from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is an alternate version of the scene where Judy calls home after her first day on the force and has Judy's grandfather, Pop-Pop, declare "Foxes are red because they were made by the devil!".
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* The idea of the [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ForwardsFromKlandma /r/ForwardsFromKlandma]], which describes itself as "Your one-stop hub for overt racism/bigotry coming from people who remember the Civil Rights Movement."


* In the first chapter of ''[[Fanfic/NotCompletelyAltogetherHere The Eternity Effect]]'', a homophobic variant appears when Glinda's grandmother disapproves of her relationship with Elphaba.



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* The deleted scene "Homesick Hopps" from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is an alternate version of the scene where Judy calls home after her first day on the force and has Judy's grandfather, Pop-Pop, declare "Foxes are red because they were made by the devil!".
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Usually the humor derives from the irony of an elderly character using language one would normally associate with a fiery young skinhead. However, it can also be TruthInTelevision for 21st century demographics. Although obviously not all old people are bigots, old people are more likely to subscribe to pre-civil rights cultural beliefs and are more likely to say [[http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/labnotes/archive/2007/09/25/why-grandpa-talks-like-chris-rock-in-nc-17-mode.aspx inappropriate thoughts out loud]]. However, this tends to be counterbalanced by the fact that they were raised in a "more polite" era than ours. (''More'' polite, not "polite.") Take [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]], for instance, who took care to substitute "spade" for "nigger," "hebe" for "kike," etc. It can also be [[MistakenForRacist accidental]] if the grandma is using what [[FairForItsDay was an acceptable term]] [[HaveAGayOldTime when she grew up]], without being aware that it is [[SocietyMarchesOn now considered derogatory]], (e.g., in the article linked earlier in this paragraph, the author recounts her negative feelings when an elderly man referred to someone as "colored" -- but this was in fact the politest term for black people when the man was likely raised, and the chosen way for most black people to describe themselves back then, like the NAACP.) Furthermore, elderly people whose views about minorities really did change with the times may suddenly begin spouting offensive beliefs from their youths if they're suffering from senile dementia.

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Usually the humor derives from the irony of an elderly character using language one would normally associate with a fiery young skinhead. However, it can also be TruthInTelevision for 21st century demographics. Although obviously not all old people are bigots, old people are more likely to subscribe to pre-civil rights cultural beliefs and are more likely to say [[http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/labnotes/archive/2007/09/25/why-grandpa-talks-like-chris-rock-in-nc-17-mode.aspx inappropriate thoughts out loud]]. However, this tends to be counterbalanced by the fact that they were raised in a "more polite" era than ours. (''More'' polite, not "polite.") "polite".) Take [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]], for instance, who took care to substitute "spade" for "nigger," "nigger", "hebe" for "kike," "kike", etc. It can also be [[MistakenForRacist accidental]] if the grandma is using what [[FairForItsDay was an acceptable term]] [[HaveAGayOldTime when she grew up]], without being aware that it is [[SocietyMarchesOn now considered derogatory]], (e.g., in the article linked earlier in this paragraph, the author recounts her negative feelings when an elderly man referred to someone as "colored" -- but this was in fact the politest term for black people when the man was likely raised, and the chosen way for most black people to describe themselves back then, like the NAACP.) Furthermore, elderly people whose views about minorities really did change with the times may suddenly begin spouting offensive beliefs from their youths if they're suffering from senile dementia.


* Creator/BillBurr also had a bit concerning his very white, very Irish grandmother, who didn't react well at all to learning that Bill's girlfriend (now wife) Nia is black. However, Burr doesn't come down quite as hard on racist grandmas as most do, taking into account that old habits die hard, and someone in their late eighties today would have grown up during a time when racial segregation was an accepted norm.

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* Creator/BillBurr also had a bit concerning his very white, very Irish grandmother, who didn't react well at all to learning that Bill's girlfriend (now wife) Nia is was black. However, Burr doesn't come down quite as hard on racist grandmas as most do, taking into account that old habits die hard, and someone in their late eighties today would have grown up during a time when racial segregation was an accepted norm.


* George Lopez's stand-up routines always incorporate anecdotes showing just how bigoted his grandmother (the one who raised him) is/was toward black people. He stated that his retaliation for that is by hiring the darkest-skinned black nurses for her home health care needs when she grew frail and infirm.

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* George Lopez's stand-up routines always incorporate anecdotes showing just how bigoted his grandmother (the one who raised him) is/was toward black people. He stated that his retaliation for that is by was hiring the darkest-skinned black nurses for her home health care needs when she grew frail and infirm.

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* In ''Film/{{Savaged}}'', Colby's father is a Korean War veteran who tells Dane (a black man) that his fiancee probably developed a new appreciation for the white man by being raped by Wes and his redneck cronies.


While it's tempting to think that this will soon become a DeadHorseTrope, now that the youngest people who came of age before the mid-1960s are now in their seventies and the average life span for most Westerners is about 80, there is evidence that quite a few people actually ''become'' bigoted with age. Bitterness about growing old can cause certain people to develop a hostile attitude against most things or even everything in the modern world -- ''[[FormerTeenRebel even of things that their generation helped to bring about in the first place]]''. For example, a poll (albeit a dubious one, since it took into account a ''very'' small sampling of the U.S. population) suggested that a surprisingly large number of ''Baby Boomers'' (now in their fifties at the youngest) are now uncomfortable with interracial marriage.

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While it's tempting to think that this will soon become a DeadHorseTrope, now that the youngest people who came of age before the mid-1960s are now in their seventies and the average life span for most Westerners is about 80, there is evidence that quite a few people actually ''become'' bigoted with age. Bitterness about growing old can cause certain people to develop a hostile attitude against most things or even everything in the modern world -- ''[[FormerTeenRebel even of things that their generation helped to bring about in the first place]]''. For example, a poll (albeit a dubious one, since it took into account a ''very'' small sampling of the U.S. population) suggested that a surprisingly large number of ''Baby Boomers'' (now in their fifties at the youngest) are now uncomfortable with interracial marriage.
marriage, despite the fact that most were children when Loving v. Virginia was decided.



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* Creator/BillBurr also had a bit concerning his very white, very Irish grandmother, who didn't react well at all to learning that Bill's girlfriend (now wife) Nia is black. However, Burr doesn't come down quite as hard on racist grandmas as most do, taking into account that old habits die hard, and someone in their late eighties today would have grown up during a time when racial segregation was an accepted norm.

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** Frank himself is the oldest of The Gang and is the most blatantly racist of them all. While the other members of The Gang are merely ignorant at best, Frank is blatantly xenophobic and treats others (especially Jews) with disgust.

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