I just realized that my boyfriend extended family is kind of racist. Everyone in his faimly is sort of well off and lives in the good towns and suburbs... his dad isn't much different. I grew up in a town that was almost half latino. My parents got angry at me for calling a guy mexican who called himself mexican because I wan't 100% sure he was actually fromn Mexico. So I don't know if I'm the polar opposite of a racist because of the anger I got growing up for mentioning anyting that could be considerred racist... I mean its irrelevent to most of you but I have lived and worked in horrible parts of chicago, and even in a semi-rizty part of chicago, my full time job is in a place where I am the only white girl. And the only part I'm ashamed of is that I took french in school instead of spanish so I only know part of what they are tlaking about. I'm often times disgusted by what my boyfriend says and I will always call him out on it... but now that I've spent a holday with them and ralized what the rest have to say... I'm downright enraged. The "mexicans" that do your yard work and the "blacks" that break into your car lot... I thought that people in a big city were more accepting... yet I grew up in a small hick town and I cannot believe and the stuff I heard tonight. I'm downright surprised that the "indians" weren't invovled in any conversations. I'm embarasesd, I'm humilated and I'm sick at the way some people could talk. I doubt any one of them has ever even had a conversation with anybody but themselves.