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Thank you! This is exactly what I was talking about. I notice most Trinidadians have a problem accepting this as fact. As a foreigner in the country, this is what I have observed for years. That's why I do not believe discrimination is only towards those who are "dark" skinned.
Exactly, people who do not think this way are because they are *not* the target, they look pretty much like the rest of the population but those who do not look like the majority, they have to be afraid. The primitiveness and mentality of some Trinidadians, assume that "white" folks are rich, making them targets of criminals.
In the example you gave about your friend, I have realize also that we see three types of behaviors:
1. A lot of Trinis hold a grudge on "white" folks, because of race or status.
2. We have another group (mainly towards non-local "whites") that have a fascination with them.
3. The ones that accuse you of having an inferiority complex because you think this way or "she thinks she is white" kind of attitude. If they could see how silly and primitive that sounds. :spock: Edited: LDS_forever on 7th Dec, 2006 - 7:03pm