This is a true story. I used to know someone in business who was from
hill country;if I remember correctly ,from Tennessee. He used to go on and on how much he hated Blacks . He called them every name in the book.Told every joke about them he knew. In fact ,it was really too much to put up with. It seemed he had an obsession hating Blacks .
One day we were talking about things in Latin America, and he casually mentioned that his wife was from brazil. He told me how wonderful she was and how great his two little kids were . I was really impressed . I wondered how this hick could have met the person he was describing .
A few days later ,he mentioned that his wife and kids were coming to the office and I would get a chance to meet his family .
I looked forward to meeting them after all the things I had been hearing about his wife and kids. He really bragged about them.
When the day came that his wife walked through the door ,I just about fell over, honestly ,it was the shock of my life.
This gal was as black as my boots . And his kids were as half breed as you would ever hope to see. The only difference was that she had a thin nose and wavy hair instead of kinky.
I couldn't believe it. How could this country bumpkin ,who spent hours calling blacks cannibals and road kill eaters marry an obviously black woman,and produce mulatto kids?
Of course I hid my shock and amazement. And then one day I stated that
the people of brazil do not think of themselves as black but simply brazilian. He knew what I was trying to say and he stopped speaking to me thereafter. TALK ABOUT SOMEONE IN DENIAL : that was HIM!