Date: Mon, 29 Aug 1994 16:25:27 -0400 From: Martha Howard Subject: racist terms My mother and grandmother referred to my great grandmother, who was a bitch on wheels (lived to be 102 and outlived three husbands, all of whom died--my father claimed--to escape her) as the "meanest white woman that ever lived" Racist? Why "white". I never thought to ask although I have always wondered and now there's no one but youall to ask. Please give me your thoughts. Incidentally, we all are white.