So my dad got a house contra costa county, and of course he wants my help fixing everything. He fronts me 200 dollars which I was very happy about(I'm in the market for an old fixerupper road bike that is in my size). On the car ride over he starts telling me about all the troubles he's had with the real estate agent, etc. He then calls her a cockroach. I ask him what's that supposed to mean, I said is it a racial slur? He's like yes- one against filipinos, he then goes on to tell me he think's 99.9% of filipinos are filthy idiots. I tell him that's not cool, and I begin to explain to him that personally I'm not proud to be a white person, and that I think white people generally in my experience are stuck up and rude. I also explain to him that when I was in middle school I was one of 3 white kids in an almost all filipino school, and that almost all my friends in middle school we're filipino. I guess I wasn't stern enough, because on the car ride back everytime a car cut in front of us on the freeway, he shouted "cockroach", and when we went across the bay bridge he wasn't happy the asian lady wasn't fast enough handing him his money and as he drives off he says cockroach again. Of course he's laughing, and thinks it's funny because it bothers me. ARg. I feel bad I'm related to such an insensitive, racist, ahole.
For me it's like, if you think someone is an idiot. Call them an idiot. If you think they are dishonest, say they are dishonest. Why does race have to come into play? I just don't get it.