Never had a problem in Martinique (been there twice). Did not experience any hatred toward Americans. You want hate ? Try being of French ancestry, having a very French hyphenated first name like I do, be in France, and having people find out that you are not fluent in their language. Had the same problem in Quebec. But NOT in Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. martin, or even St. Barts. maybe a bit of Carib hospitality.