I have to start off my saying that not all elderly people are racist, but during the last eight years since I have been working with the elderly, I have encountered some very racist elderly people. I have worked at a few nursing home as a Certified Nursing Assitant and because of my work I am expected to assist my elderly residents with activities that they can no longer do by themselves. Most of my patients are caucasian and allow me to help them with no problems, But there are a few from the minute their eyes focus on me make comments like; "Can I have someone else" or " I don't want that nigga in my room". I have had a few tell me go back to Africa, but not in a nice way and who just assume well "you have this job because you were born to weigh on me hands and feet". While I know that it probaly was common when they were themselves young to treat people of a different race as they were inferior to them, I would have hope that with time came the realization that we are not inferior, but on the same level just of a different social or cultural background.
The picture below shows caucasian residents of a nursing althought not the only group of people that display racism towards people of different racial or ethnic background in this setting (nursing home) many of them believe that they are superior.
Elderly people not only in nursing home makes racial comments, the video below show an elderly person on the the train calling someone the "N" word because this person sat down next to her: