Grandma’s use of the term on live television was initially surprising, but the lighthearted and sarcastic tone used in the depiction of the subject demonstrates that it was meant to be amusing rather than disrespectful. This portrayal of Grandma as someone who can laugh at herself and not take things too seriously makes her more relatable and likable. It also shows the importance of having a sense of humor and not always taking ourselves too seriously. It’s important for City to be sensitive to his grandmother’s behavior towards white people, as it could be a result of past experiences or societal norms. While he may not fully understand the reasons behind her actions, being aware of these dynamics when interacting with people from different backgrounds is crucial for respectful and understanding communication.

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