Originally posted by SaintZamboni
I, sadly, have family members who post this crap. The wonderful irony is that one of my uncles gets on great with my wife, but when she lived in England he used to post the standard 'immigrants are ruining my country crap'. In the end I lost patience and pointed out to him that both my wife and I are or have been immigrants and that perhaps he should consider carefully what it is he's trying to say!
I see it all the time. My maternal grandfather is from Pakistan, so we've got a lot of that influence in our family. We did the integration thing, so people don't really think of us as immigrants, which means they forget when they post their racist crap.
Almost always the older generation, sadly. I actually had to say to ms pap's dad "you do realise when you have a go at immigrants that you're knocking your own grandkids?". He's getting better. In amongst the racist crap he sometimes posts something for social justice. Progress.