When There’s Racism in the Family

Does tolerating a relative’s bigotry make you an accessory to it?

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Topher Grace as father-of-two and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)

Shattered on the inside

Does racist ideology stop being a deal breaker when it’s being spewed, not by someone from the “alt-right,” or the Ku Klux Klan, but by an otherwise perfectly lovely family member?

Losing an aunt

Sometimes you have to take a stand, even with kin. When something as dangerous as racism or homophobia is involved, you have to be willing to let family reunions be a little uncomfortable.

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