to Madd bull question as to whether de people down here is as racist as I make them out to be. Let me give one or two of my latest examples, then you judge fuh yuhself.
#1 - I live on the top floor of my apt bldg, incidentially the top floor has the biggest apts in the bldg. Alla yuh would figure out by now, that soy una negreta wid twist up knotty hair (bear wid me, this point gonna be important later). So, one day, I get in de elevator. it had just came from one of the other floors and came up. I'm on the 6th flr. a man in the ascensor(elevator) started a conversation wid me. Where I'm from ect. ect. I tell him I'm from Barbados, but I live here meaning in the bldg. he continues the conversation about how nice B'dos yadda, yadda. Still again, he ask me where do I live, I said here in Caracas. all de while he ein hearing me, so when we walking outta de bldg, he ask again, where do I live and he started to call off the names of the slum areas, he asked ¿pero a donde vive? Petare, Siliencio, Capitolio ect...
Now I live in the venezulean version of a upper middle class neighborhood. Apart from us extranjeros (foreigners) and from my observations, me and the hubby are the onlee black extranjeros that live around here. onlee the black venezulean chicas come into this neighborhood to clean houses, cook and babysit. So upon seeing me, he automatically assumes that I was a black venezulean and couldn't possibly live in the neighborhood farless the bldg. He named the poorest of barrio(slumb) neighborhoods. He didn't even mention any of the other so-called lesser prominent neighborhoods. So could you imagine the look on his face when I reinforce to him, that yes, I not onlee live in the neighborhood, but the bldg. Go figure was that racism or what?
Eg#2- I have a white European friend here, we are pretty much always out and about together. now I'm the city girl, so I'm always kinda dressed. my european friend is pretty much a plain clothes jeans and sneaker person. So now my friend has a baby and while we are out and I'm helping here push the carriage, do you know people constantly think that I'm the sitter. Now here I am dressed in a totally different manner than the typical babysitter, but no, they don't see it..all they see is una negreta pushing a white baby and instantly I become the sitter. It's even gotten to the point that some of my european friend friends, think that I'm the sitter, and they would talk to her and totally ignore me. well wunna know that onlee needed tuh happen twice, cause once I catch on tuh wha happening, I puttin a stop tuh it quick and fast. especially once i realize that muh so-called european friend ein doing nuttin tuh change de situation. so long of the story is, I doan go too much places wid she and when I do, she pushing she own damned chile, nuh matter wha de situation.
so hey, wunna got muh two latest situations, tell me if it sound racist tuh wunna or not.