It is a sad day for me to have to address this topic, however, this board was extremely helpful to me to put together my move, and I feel I must provide some feed back. The island of St Thomas is extremely racist. I am white and abhor racism of all kinds. I married a black man in 1971. I respect and admire black people.
Recently I visited one of the Subway's sandwich restaurant's, the black man in front of me ordered exactly the same thing I did. The black women waiting on him reached straight behind her and gave him his bread. When I asked for the same bread she bent down and took mine off a rack almost on the floor. Mine was stale and went in the garbage.
I recently went to one of the carnival events. I had been warned the event here is racist and to be careful. I went to the food fare and was glared at by most of the black vendors and unable to get waited on to get something to eat. I so wanted to go to carnival and party and enjoy the celebration. I sat home and skipped the rest of it.
I work for a property management company. A white women who owns a business here was moving into one of our commercial properties. A group of black men, hanging around called her a white bitch and, she was told she would be murdered if they ever saw her again. She refused to move to the property.
I am glared at, and treated rudely by a large % of the black people on the island.
I have lived here over 7 months now. I love it and will stay. Racism is a reality down here, so if you can live with it no matter what color your skin is come on down.