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Old March 5th, 2004, 10:44 AM
Deneen
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Default Re: Curious: Anyone encountered racism on a cruise?

The only racism I saw on my one and only cruise was that by the ship's employment. We joked (but felt sad) that all the Caribbean/Black people were bartenders or servers, White people were waiters, and Latinos were kitchen help and jr waiters. My ex-husband who I was with is black, and we were not treated poorly by anyone, anywhere, though they kept trying to sell him drugs in Barbados. I wonder though what the atmosphere would be like if there were enough people of color who could afford to cruise where white Americans would be a minority as ship passengers since prejudice (by all colors) on land is alive and well for too many.
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