7 Ways to Talk to Your Racist Uncle This Thanksgiving – Feminist Frequency

7 Ways to Talk to Your Racist Uncle This Thanksgiving

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Carolyn Petit

Managing Editor

Anita Sarkeesian

Executive Director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Enthusiast

Ebony Aster

Operations Director and rogue snuffleupagus

Well, it’s Thanksgiving, that wonderful American tradition where we come together with loved ones over a delicious meal to argue with our sister for the 27th time about how she buried our Barbies in the backyard when we were five. (In retrospect, she may have been doing us a favor.)

Of course, not all family disputes are as innocuous as that, and sometimes we face the prospect of real ideological tension and conflict with relatives over the sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. But don’t worry! We’re here to help with a quick video offering up seven simple but effective pointers that can help you navigate the stormy seas of racist uncles, homophobic grandmas and other potential sources of turkey day trouble. (Table-flipping not required but highly recommended.)

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