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Old 07-12-2008, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Amsterdam NL
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I'm a minority myself, and I felt a lot more uncomfortable walking around Amsterdam than I do in the predominantly white (or black) parts of the Detroit area.

I lived for 7 years in Europe. Even though folks in America whine a lot more about race relations and race tensions, it's still ten times better to be any kind of minority here than it is there.
I was born and raised in Amsterdam and in Amsterdam there isn't much racism going. Everyone is accepted here. I never had een uncomfortable encounter here in my 29 years and none of my friends either.
Many different races live peacefully here.

I really liked to know which part in Amsterdams you had problems hahaha, i guess there must be a secret place in my city where i never been before haha.

BTW Amsterdam is mostly minorities.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Saginaw, MI
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You mentioned family in Montreal. I just want to point out that Montreal is a long, long ways from Detroit.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Berkley, MI
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Inter-racial couples here are so common that hardly anyone looks twice. I think this generation locally has made a point of dating and marrying outside of their own race. There are people from both sides of the color spectrum who want to make a strong statement that we are ready to forget the past and live harmoniously together in the future.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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Inter-racial couples here are so common that hardly anyone looks twice. I think this generation locally has made a point of dating and marrying outside of their own race. There are people from both sides of the color spectrum who want to make a strong statement that we are ready to forget the past and live harmoniously together in the future.

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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Inter-racial couples here are so common that hardly anyone looks twice. I think this generation locally has made a point of dating and marrying outside of their own race. There are people from both sides of the color spectrum who want to make a strong statement that we are ready to forget the past and live harmoniously together in the future.

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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You will be fine visiting Garden City and I'm sure your friend knows where to take you to be safe and have a good time, but brace yourself Michigan is boring!
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:31 AM
 
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Amsterdam NL
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You will be fine visiting Garden City and I'm sure your friend knows where to take you to be safe and have a good time, but brace yourself Michigan is boring!
What do you mean by boring? At home i'm used to a wide range of clubs restaurants lots of entertainment. I can't expect that from Michigan?
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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What do you mean by boring? At home i'm used to a wide range of clubs restaurants lots of entertainment. I can't expect that from Michigan?
I have lived many different places and I am never bored in metro Detroit. If you stay in Garden City the whole time it might get boring, but if you visit Detroit, Royal Oak, Ferndale or even Ann Arbor there are many music clubs, restaurants, and cultural events. It is not boring here!

I don't think you will have any problem with racism, making racist comments is not acceptable behaviour here. There might be some curiosity as racially mixed couples aren't the norm, but I don't think anyone will be mean about it.
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