My ds stayed the night at his g-grandparents house. While there I got a phone call from my cousin asking if her fiance could come to ds' b-day party tomorrow. Grandpa asked wasn't she dating a black guy. I said she was not anymore. He said well at least she isn't marrying him. I told him it doesn't matter what color they were. He said it's not them marrying that's the problem, it's their byproduct. Yep, that's what he called them. He said because they are mixed the whites won't except them and the blacks wont except them. I said I know this can be true but I have mixed cousins and that it isn't always the case. He said well you wouldn't know, you were sheltered and naive and don't know what's going on in the world because you were home schooled. I was furious! I told him just because I was home schooled doesn't mean I'm stupid and dont know anything.
I've been out of school for about 9 years. I mean even if I were then, doesn't mean I am now. All I could do was pack up the kids and leave. Seriously if you think I'm stupid because I was homeschooled, what do you think about your g-grandkids, because guess what, they are being home schooled.
OMG, that is so old school! What's funny is I remember I flirted with a mixed race kid when I was a teen and my parents said the same...now, (a few) years later, they are divorced and Both are married to African Americans! Go figure.
But, yes, I'd rather my kids be sheltered and ignorant of such absurd observations....if that makes them Home School Supid, then we will wear that banner proudly while we give equal love to our friends and family no matter their race, sex, sexual affiliation, religious leanings, political belief, etc.
Really, if he would just use those old old brains, he would see that you have been taught better.
Problem is, he thinks you're naive. Perhaps explain to him that having good values and adhering to them doesn't mean you are clueless about the evil around us.