12/29/2010

saturday december 25

today i was watching post-christmas-dinner football with my grandfather when, despite the fact that flozell adams was no longer on the cowboys, the dallas/arizona game prompted grandpa to make some questionable remarks on how black people with the name adams "got into the family." while the moment was slightly uncomfortable, it didn't hold a candle to christmas four years ago, which i considered a promising sign of progress.

2 comments:

Jack Kentala said...

I think it's a rule that everyone in our generation has mildly racist grandparents.

This trend will probably subside within a decade or so, when my own parents are grandparent age.

xcarex said...

I definitely had the same sort of conversation as a kid with older family members, only it was over a certain now-former Blue Jays manager rather than a football player. I think my dad had briefly convinced me that we were related.