So, we just watched the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, and I was almost in tears, happy that he was convicted. My dad starts talking about how there is another camera angle of the video of him kneeing on Floyd and that he wasn’t on his neck. My dad is acting like he wants to prove that a white cop would not murder a black man. My dad also is racist towards Arabs, thinking that they’ll be dangerous which is so wrong. It pisses me off, and I almost don’t want to have a relationship with him anymore. Any advice?
That must have been so shocking for you! Yes, your dad is so wrong. He probably learned it growing up, and hopefully this trial will make him, and a lot of other racist people think differently. I can understand why this would make you want some distance from him, I abhor racism. I think you have to say something (if you have not already) like Dad, don’t be so racist! EVERY TIME he says something racist, call him out on it. You can also tell him how you feel, that you almost don’t want to have a relationship with him anymore because of this. If saying something out loud to him will just cause an argument, you can leave the room every time he says something racist, so he still gets your point. If you don’t live with him and want to set a new boundary where you don’t see him very often, that is perfectly understandable.
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