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racial harmony on STT?

(@O and P)
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Hi there,
My hubby and I are planning to relocate to STT. I am a Black-American and my husband is Dutch-European. What kind of reception can we expect? As an island with predominately African descendants, but a significant amount of Euro expats, is there a good level of integration? How does the racial makeup play out economically within these groups?
Any honest answers greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
O and P

Posted : September 24, 2001 5:55 pm
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The US Virgin Islands population is for the most part very open to inter-racial and inter-cultural relationships and marriages. Although the population is prominately of African descent - these people are Afro - Caribbean and in the Caribbean for the most part people are open to all people. Don't get me wrong - there are of course exceptions to this - however St. Thomas is not one of them. Your reception will be based on your personality and freindliness and not on your inter-racial/cultural marriage. There may be some that might look or whisper - but I think you will find this anywhere. I don't think you should worry about being harassed or discriminated against for your relationship; this is highly unlikely. I hope you enjoy your move.

Posted : September 27, 2001 10:03 pm
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