I was at a friend’s pub last night, and was having a conversation with a guy named Frank. Frank seems like a nice enough chap. He’s 50 years old, but looks much younger. He served in the Navy and IIRC, saw active duty during the first Gulf War. He works or worked for the post office, went to college, and is currently back in school on the GI bill.
As I was getting ready to leave, I said “I’ll see you around, maybe some Monday at the weekly gathering.”
He said, “I don’t come to that anymore, ever since Z started inviting niggers. I can’t sit and drink with niggers. Now I’ll allow as some black people can be educated and speak well and all, but I can’t stand niggers, and that’s what these folks are. They’re a drain on our society…”
He continued on for some time, expounding on the how he knows not everyone thinks like he does, but he’s not interested in mixing races, said that there’s no black country in the world that has been successful, that Muslims are our enemies (he referenced some of the extreme right wing Danish politicians), that the good races will always rise to the top (Whites and Asians seem to be okay in his book), ad nauseum. I was truly stunned, but I didn’t say anything because I was too curious to see what else would come out. He said it all in such a matter of fact sort of way.
It just gobsmacks me that educated people can really think and feel this way. And since there is one, I’m sure that there are a lot more. To be clear, it’s not as if I thought that there wasn’t any racism out there; I just thought that most folks wouldn’t be so open in airing their views.
Fortunately I’m not likely to run into him too often, if at all again, especially as I usually go to this particular place on Mondays, and he avoids the same place on that night.
Sorry about the language in the quoted parts, but I felt it should be replicated as close as possible to the way it came out.