Dad Backed for Cutting 'Racist' Son Out of Will in Favor of Orphaned Niece

A man has revealed he intends to cut his eldest son out of his will, and add his niece in his place, after hearing his racist tirade.

The 56-year-old shared the saga to Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum, under username No-Mission4055, on Thursday, where it's already amassed more than 10,000 upvotes and comments.

He explained the backstory to the situation, revealing his younger sister married a black man, and fell pregnant.

But joy turned to pain after she died during childbirth. Tragedy befell the family again after the new dad then died from COVID, leaving their daughter an orphan.

The little girl was adopted by her maternal grandmother, No-Mission4055's mom, but he claimed: "She does her best to raise her but she's elderly and her health is deteriorating."

He then explained that his youngest son, who he referred to as A, and his wife, are "fond" of her, and help out too. But that's in stark to his eldest son, who he called B, who was racist toward her from the moment they met.

The dad said: "B's first interaction with her was awful her called the n word with the hard r and said we shouldn't be raising a monkey.

"My mother screamed at him and banned him from her home and she said she didn't know how we raised a racist child and until he got his act together he would never be allowed in the vicinity of her home."

While he didn't specify where they're based, racism is a thorny issue in the U.S., which has been brought to the fore in recent years with the Black Lives Matter movement fuelled by the killing of George Floyd in 2020, in Minnesota. Former police officer Derek Chauvin was later convicted of his murder.

For that year, Statista noted: "Anti-Black or African American attacks were the most common form of racist hate crime in the United States in 2020, with 2,871 cases."

And 83 per cent of black people said "racism is a current problem that continues to hold back people of color" in 2020, compared with 52 percent of white respondents, Statista also noted.

Only 17 per cent of black people responded "racism is a historical problem that has largely been solved," compared to 48 per cent of white respondents.

Eminem recently showed solidarity with the BLM movement by "taking the knee" as he performed at the Super Bowl LVI.

The National Football League (NFL) quashed reports they'd asked the rapper not to do so, later issuing a statement saying: "A player or coach could have taken a knee and there would have been no repercussions so there was no reason to tell an artist she or he could not do so," CNN reported.

The chart below, provided by Statista, shows the disparity between each state's African American population and the percentage of Black people killed by police in 2019.

Infographic: Black Americans 2.5X More Likely Than Whites to Be Killed By Police | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

But for No-Mission4055 it soon transpired that B wasn't the only racist one in the family, as the man revealed that his wife, 53, who he called C, seemed to side with their eldest, who's 30.

She too uttered a racist statement, as he continued: "Once I got home I immediately asked him to move out until he can apologize to my niece.

"My wife threatened to divorce me and called an animal for "abandoning" our child. I screamed at her and said C he is 30 years old it's long overdue for him to be out."

The dad says he chatted to A about what happened, as he revealed: "He thinks I'm blowing the whole thing out of proportion and that only my mother was right to ban him from his house.

"When B asked to stay with A he told him no and that he should apologize so he doesn't get left out of the will. B told my wife and she locked me out of the house, I am currently staying with my mother."

Furious at his eldest's actions, the man claimed he called the police to force his son out of the house.

While he also exchanged heated words with his soon-to-be ex-wife, saying: "[I] told my wife she was a b**** and not only a b**** but a racist b****."

The title of the post was "AITA for taking my oldest son out of my will and putting in my niece?" as he later explained: "I have heart disease and wanted to have everything organized in case I die."

Numerous people commented on the post, although they questioned how he'd never realized his wife's views before.

In the comments, No-Mission4055, who added "of course I intend to divorce her," claimed: "We live in a predominantly white area and she doesn't leave home often so I haven't seen her interact with black people outside of her attending work things with me."

SadlyNotPro wrote: "Exactly this. NTA and I'm pretty sure all problem behavior was inherited from the wife. I'd most definitely go the divorce route and I don't think I ever recommend that before."

Fantastic_Weakness19 suggested: "Nope I have a better idea: leave them each a Black Lives Matter banner."

Adorable-Chip8840 pointed out: "I'm not too sure about youngest son. Isn't he the one that said OP blew things out of proportion and that B should apologize so he doesn't get left out of the will? The only reason is money."

Tijuana_Pikachu advised: "I'll add, make sure you mention B in your will as getting... $5 or whatever. In US law, people have successfully sued for being "forgotten" if they're not mentioned at all."

While Evelbug added: "I would leave him $18.63 in honor of the year Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation."

Newsweek reached out to No-Mission4055 for comment.

File photo of man and little girl.
A file photo of man and little girl. A man wrote his son out of his will in favor of his orphaned niece instead. Natalya Gavrilova/Getty Images