Seriously, the lady is old, she grew up during segregation. I don’t understand Why this is such a SHOCKING event. She’s from GEORGIA. We were not exactly racially enlightened when she was born. I know someone who said one of the most cringe worthy moments of their lives was when he was shopping in Georgia and his hostess asked the grocery store employee if they had any “nigger toes.” She meant Brazil Nuts. Apparently she was unaware that was an offensive term. She literally did not know any other name for the nut. It’s CRAZY!
From my personal experience, when I was growing up in Georgia, “chink shoes” were very popular. They were a black cloth kind of mary jane sort of shoe. I called them chink shoes as well. One day I said it in front of my mother and she was appalled. I had no idea why… I thought “chink” was the sort of fabric. My feeling on this is …and it is probably a Maya Angelou thing but I am not sure, “When you know better, you do better.” It was a different time when she came along.
What do you think? Does she get no credit for telling the truth?