Have you talked to your Mom and has she said anything about Mimi having a [garage] sale because she sure doesn’t want us too and I really have mixed feelings about having one because so many Mexicans come and sure don’t want people to know just 2 women live thereDo you just let it go?
Do you gently explain that's RACIST AND JUST STUPID AND HOW CAN YOU --?!
Do you SORT OF PLAYFULLY suggest she go ahead with a whites-only garage sale?
When my grandfather says such things (personal favorite: "You know... I do think the pickaninnies are awfully cute") ...I can nod and know he'll die before too long, and his beliefs will die with him, and all that will be left of him on earth is me, and I have a very different view and am slowly pushing the world in a different direction.
It feels different with my aunt somehow. Maybe because she's younger ? I don't know.
How do you deal with this?