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Old 06-22-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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What bad things have you heard about Argentina? As long as you're not Bolivian, Paraguayan, or Peruvian you should be good! They have a lot of illegals from those 3 countries. Argentines usually mistake blacks in their country for brazilians, so they may act sexual with you (they think brazilians are very open about sex). But there are black argentines, they're just always overlooked. Plus there are many African refugees from Africa coming and most are men and they marry with locals. Russia on the other hand seems pretty bad...
I have mainly heard negative things about the indigenous and mestizos, but from Blacks I have heard that they are very rude and overly proud of the Europeanness, to the point of want to expunge the "blacks." I also know that many phrases in Argentina put blacks in a negative light, or comes from a negative term.

But yes, simply due to proximity, no one knows Argentine racism/ethnocentrism like Bolivians or Uruguayans.

Edit: I know this is not very PC to say,but I really, REALLY don't mind if a hot Argentino just wants a fun night "con un negro." No problems AT ALL..!

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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Are you a man or woman?

I know Argentinians have a reputation for being racist snobs, but I have know idea where that came from because they aren't. In the 5 months I was there, (I'm black btw) I had one bad experience, but other than that, the people were VERY warm and friendly. They are also very curious. There are no black people there, so I was obviously a foreigner. Random people would stop me on the street all the time to ask me where I'm from. Also, a few Argentinians have told me that black women are seen as exotic there. I got hit on a lot.
I am a black male.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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Are you a man or woman?

I know Argentinians have a reputation for being racist snobs, but I have know idea where that came from because they aren't. In the 5 months I was there, (I'm black btw) I had one bad experience, but other than that, the people were VERY warm and friendly. They are also very curious. There are no black people there, so I was obviously a foreigner. Random people would stop me on the street all the time to ask me where I'm from. Also, a few Argentinians have told me that black women are seen as exotic there. I got hit on a lot.
oh god.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Panama is also a good one. There are many Afro-Panamanians so you'd blend right in (except for the language barrier). My mom works with a Panamanian woman and from what I hear it's a great country! Panama city is modern and impressive. Plus it offers everything costa rica does but it's cheaper (from what I've read). You can always stay in some smaller town and see the jungles, etc. you should take me with haha
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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Costa Rica is cheaper than Panama, but Panama is so, SO much more exciting! THe language barrier is obvious, but their accent is also difficult to get a hold of. Very short, fast, and takes the most shortcuts it can in order to get the point across, not unlike Dominican Spanish.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Oh, I've heard costa rica is cheaper but I've never been to either so you're probably right. Panamanians speak like Caribbean Hispanics (I'm Cuban), and I think we (Cubans, Panamanians, and Dominicans) all speak like that. Jw, are you Dominican?
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Alexandria
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Black woman here and I went to Sydney, Australia. Customs was a b..ch to get through cause they are grilling you on every little thing. Some of the people were nice; others ignored me. Some were rude like this one lady when I asked for directions to the blue mountain, she acted like she didn't hear me. I had to repeat myself and loudly!

Australian children kept staring at me esp this little girl on the plane. The flight attendant on virgin blue definitely had an attitude when I was leaving the plane, I told her thanks for the inflight experience you racist cow. She didn't like that.

I'm going back next year.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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Black woman here and I went to Sydney, Australia. Customs was a b..ch to get through cause they are grilling you on every little thing. Some of the people were nice; others ignored me. Some were rude like this one lady when I asked for directions to the blue mountain, she acted like she didn't hear me. I had to repeat myself and loudly!

Australian children kept staring at me esp this little girl on the plane. The flight attendant on virgin blue definitely had an attitude when I was leaving the plane, I told her thanks for the inflight experience you racist cow. She didn't like that.

I'm going back next year.
The place doesn't seem like it necessarily WANTS you back! Why return and give them your money?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:58 AM
 
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Oh, I've heard costa rica is cheaper but I've never been to either so you're probably right. Panamanians speak like Caribbean Hispanics (I'm Cuban), and I think we (Cubans, Panamanians, and Dominicans) all speak like that. Jw, are you Dominican?
Nope! My mom's Jamaican, and when I was younger I lived in Miami (now New York). I also lived in Jamaica for a time.

The Caribbean is nothing new to me!

And even with all my "training" in Miami and New York, the way Panamanians talk is VERY cut-cornered, fast, and the kind of accent where you kinda have to be a native speaker to fully "get", not unlike Black English in the US.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Alexandria
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The place doesn't seem like it necessarily WANTS you back! Why return and give them your money?
I have friends there. I'm trying to go to Melbourne this time around.
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