Her Grandparents Racially Abused Her Cousin for Being Asian, So She Called Them Out, And Now The Entire Family is Angry With Her

A woman recently asked if she was wrong for defending her cousin against her grandparents’ hurtful racist remarks. Her actions have split the family, and she’s wondering if maybe she overstepped the line. Here’s what she had to say:

Her Cousin’s Adoption Story

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This woman had a cousin called Max. Max was adopted by her aunt when he was a baby. Even though he was now 17, he didn’t look like the rest of their family because he was half-East Asian. Most people in the family, including her, thought Max was pretty cool.

His Grandparents with Prejudices

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But there was a problem. Her grandparents, who were quite old, weren’t very comfortable with him. They found it strange to have a grandson who looked so different from everyone else in the family.

Her Aunt Avoided Them

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Max’s aunt, who adopted him, didn’t spend much time with her parents (the grandparents). “My grandparents are ignorant, and my aunt doesn’t see them unless it’s an emergency or an entire family thing,” she said.

A Family Gathering Gone Wrong

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This trouble began at a family event. It was her granddad’s birthday, so the whole family came together to celebrate. At first, everything seemed fine. The grandparents treated Max like any other family member.

Insensitive Comments Were Made

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However, things went downhill when her granddad started saying insensitive things. He overheard Max talking about a hockey game, and he made a comment that Asians don’t usually like hockey and that Max is a “fake Asian” because his name was Max Johnson.

Max’s Reaction

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Max chose not to respond to his granddad’s hurtful comment. Instead, he ignored him, which upset his granddad even more. His grandmother joined in and made a racist remark about Max’s height, saying, “Asian folk aren’t usually this tall, so he must feel like something standing here with all these smaller white men. Well, Max, you’re still Asian; don’t you forget it.”

She Stood Up for Max

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She couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She decided to speak up for Max and told her grandparents that their comments were out of line and inappropriate. Instead of realizing their mistake, the grandparents directed their anger toward her. They accused her of embarrassing them in front of the family.

Her Mom Criticised Her

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Her mom scolded her for making a scene at the event. She suggested that she should have ignored the grandparents’ comments since they were old-fashioned and might not understand today’s diverse society.

Her Grandparents Demanded an Apology

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Even after a week, his grandparents were still upset with her. They refused to talk to her until she apologized for what she said. But she didn’t think she should apologize.

Was She Wrong?

The woman wasn’t sure if she had acted fairly, so she reached out to the internet for advice.

The Online Community Responded

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One user wrote, “Not the jerk. It’s funny how suddenly ‘disrespected’ racists are when people give them a taste of their own medicine.”

Another person agreed, “Exactly. You didn’t disrespect anyone, only stood up for your cousin getting racially abused by their grandparents.”

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