It's a lot.
I could write a book (I am trying) but in general:
I have worked in corporate America (IBM, Compact ... you get the idea) and now in the same work environment in The Netherlands (Holland). Only I do a lot of business travel to Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and The UK. I have been to other countries too ... just not so much.
Okay, people are not blind - they can see I am Black .. only somehow it is not held against me. It's pretty much a positive point in fact.
White people are not trying to over busy themselves with actions to demonstrate that they are NOT racist and Black folks are not as 'damaged' as AA. No to be cruel but AA have the color/hair issue and now with the ‘baby daddy’ issue … well.
There is racism here just like it is in every Western country,. Only it is nowhere neaaaaar like what’s in The States. Nowhere near it and if anyone tells you any different .. they’ve got issues. You can see the boggy man everywhere you go .. it you go there looking for it.
Geesh if you look at the povery. drug use, babies in foster care, gangs, prison life etc in the Black community today .. MLK would roll over in his grave. But 90% of that crap does not exist
over here. When I try to tell people here about the problems in the US .. they pretty much think I am making it up.
Of course, the history of Black people in each country is completely different - except for the obvious which is that we all descendants of slaves. No way to get around that .. but how ít's played itself out .. that is so different.
But what happened different and the outcome is different today. My point is .. there is a lot .. going on outside of America. More than I could tell you in a post ..,bottom line … you have to be OPEN and not so much blocked or everything you see will get morphed into a racial issue.
Travel and evolve.
Edited by Printer_Ink - Nov 26 2013 at 12:05pm