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Old 07-20-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

First off, I don't mean to offend anyone who lives in the Charleston area. I am simply curious because I will be visiting with my fiancee, who is white, I am brown. Should I be worried about being treated poorly due to our interracial relationship in the Charleston beach area? By the way, we will be staying on the isle of the palms area at a hotel. Thanks a lot!!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Only if you are a racist.....
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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no way man...not at all
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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no worries.
have a great vacation!
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I don't see it as a problem at all. I don't think most people look or think twice about interracial relationships these days.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

First off, I don't mean to offend anyone who lives in the Charleston area. I am simply curious because I will be visiting with my fiancee, who is white, I am brown. Should I be worried about being treated poorly due to our interracial relationship in the Charleston beach area? By the way, we will be staying on the isle of the palms area at a hotel. Thanks a lot!!!
It depends on the social groups with whom you interact, and what roles you play in the society.

If you are content to play the role of tourist couple, and stay in upscale touristy places, AND spend the requisite coin of the realm, the probability of encountering the in-your-face variety of racism, while not impossible, is improbable.

However,
If you stray outside that role or those areas, the probability will increase.

Just watch your surroundings, know that Charleston- all of SC- is high crime and plan accordingly, and you should be fine.

Enjoy your trip.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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It depends on the social groups with whom you interact, and what roles you play in the society.

If you are content to play the role of tourist couple, and stay in upscale touristy places, AND spend the requisite coin of the realm, the probability of encountering the in-your-face variety of racism, while not impossible, is improbable.

However,
If you stray outside that role or those areas, the probability will increase.

Just watch your surroundings, know that Charleston- all of SC- is high crime and plan accordingly, and you should be fine.

Enjoy your trip.
c'mon Geechie! they said they were staying at IOP! watch your surroundings? watch out for what...racist seagulls? the occasional racist blue crab?...you guys will be fine...enjoy your vacation, this isnt Atlanta
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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c'mon Geechie! they said they were staying at IOP! watch your surroundings? watch out for what...racist seagulls? the occasional racist blue crab?...you guys will be fine...enjoy your vacation, this isnt Atlanta
Exactly, Coney Island, South!

Very low (albeit not zero) probability of encountering blatant racism there, as long as they pump 'nuff geetus into the local economy.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
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You guys will be fine...the Charleston area is the most accepting area of SC imo.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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You guys will be fine...the Charleston area is the most accepting area of SC imo.
Yep,

Like saying it's the warmest part of Finland.
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