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Mother-in-law keeps insulting my race.

My wife’s mother keeps saying mean things about men and women from USA.
Basically, she dislikes americans because of what she sees in the media about our racism issues and attitudes during distressing times.
I try to convince her that every country has problems like that with locals and people in all shapes and sizes but she just won’t listen.
She believes that all americans are gun-loving and racist freaks that do nothing but spread war and hatred.
How can I convince her otherwise? I’d love to have a great relationship with her but I don’t see that happening.

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Blessidu Answered:

You can't convince her to change her views. Stop arguing with her about it. The best you can hope for is that she will come to believe you aren't like other Americans. Just be the best person you can be and try to take an interest in her life and culture. Make it less about defending your country and more about making a personal connection with her and earning her respect.

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