Do you believe racism is still alive?? Well in my town it is! I live in a little town called Dublin. It's considered a " good ole boy town". I am from NJ where all colors get along. Well not here...they still live in the slavery days! They call people the N word are say it like it's an every day vocabulary for them! We actually pulled our boys from the "county" school becaus we were told we don't fit in! (This was last school year) the county school was built in the 70s so the white politician children didn't have to go to school with the black children! Crazy!!!! Slavery was over then! Well because my children are half PR we didn'tfit in! So crazy. This is just a normalcy here. Well it's time the get in the 21st century because we are friends with all colors. I now send my boys to the so called "city" school 10 miles up the road lol. The teachers are wonderful and really take time out for the kids!!! Have you experienced this in your town?? Oh yea btw...they still paddle here in the school!!
I grew up in a town where the racism was more against Mexicans and others from Central America than blacks, but the cautiousness was still there. Some people still use the 'n' word because they don't KNOW it's bad. I know that sounds crazy and like an excuse, but it's what they grew up hearing and they continue in such.
Now my children are growing up in a predominantly German town (they are 1/4 Cuban, hubby is 1/2)... Nobody likes us because of that.. I used to have people tell me my French ancestors would be ashamed to know who I married..
I'm sorry you and your family have to deal with that. :(