Racism as my mother taught it
Here I am, second generation of enlightened women, feeling I must have failed because all my sons are straight.
My mother wasn’t a racist. On the contrary: she hated racists. Because of her hatred of racists, she hated Poles, because − and she said this without an iota of racism, of course − the Poles were all racists. Not like the Romanians, for example, who were good at mathematics and commerce, or the Iraqis, who were industrious, and the Yemenites, who were clean and punctilious