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Old 02-23-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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I am a white male married to a woman of Indian (from India) descent who is darker than many African Americans. She could easily be mistaken for Black by those who are only familiar with Black/White. I have a business trip to New Orleans scheduled in May and would like to bring my wife so we could sightsee for the weekend after the business trip. I was wondering if we might be victims of racially motivated crime for being perceived as a white-black mixed couple. I would be staying in the business district and plan on spending the weekend exploring French Quarter as well as Audubon and City Park.

Please me honest about whether or not we would be okay coming to NOLA as a couple. I don't want to be ambushed by black thugs who might view me as me taking one of "their" women or harassed by rednecks for dating a "black" chick.

Should I just leave my wife at home and come to New Orleans alone or should we enjoy a romantic trip together following the business trip?
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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This is a non issue, especially in the city. You would be no more of a target than a couple of similar ethnic backgrounds.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It's not 1950. Where are you from?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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It's not 1950. Where are you from?
Seriously. I hope this kind of racially motivated crime doesn't exist anywhere in the country. I've never heard of such a thing towards interracial couples.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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The OP must be from East Texas...
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Not an issue.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Seriously. I hope this kind of racially motivated crime doesn't exist anywhere in the country. I've never heard of such a thing towards interracial couples.
Especially in a popular tourist city with people from all over.
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