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How are Black women treated ?

Post by fpceekay » Mon, 30 Nov 2009 9:37 pm

Hi,

I am a African lady who has lived in Europe my whole life and I plan on moving to Singapore.
I have read a lot about the opinion of Singaporeans on black people and don`t know if it has put me off.


Can anyone maybe change my mind on this as i was so looking forward to moving there?


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C
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Post by irvine » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:46 am

You will be just fine. Be confident of yourself and know your worth :)

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Re: How are Black women treated ?

Post by ksl » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 11:56 am

fpceekay wrote:Hi,

I am a African/west indian lady who has lived in Europe my whole life and I plan on moving to Singapore in July 2010.
I have read a lot about the opinion of Singaporeans on black people and don`t know if it has put me off.

I also don not have much luck in my internship search and wonder if its because of my color?.

Can anyone maybe change my mind on this as i was so looking forward to moving there?

Are there any Surinamese people in Singapore as well?

xxx
C
Do not be put off by your colour, black people are loved just as much as any other race in my opinion, when i was in mainland China, at the university, there was lots of black people from African states, they seemed to have no problem there. Singapore is much more accommodating and open to all races, even more so if you are a female :wink:

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Post by mrHomeLook » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 3:12 pm

nothing to worry about my friend. singapore will welcome u with open arms. racial prejudice is pretty much non-existent.

curious about one thing though. what were the ideas u got abt singaporeans who are against people from your race?
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Post by fpceekay » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 3:31 pm

Hi mrHomelook,

Thanks this really helps.
Well the impression I got from Singaporeans (from the articles and forums i read) is that they see black as dirty and undesirable, well am used to that as I encounter this almost every where I go ,even back in Africa and in the Caribbean they prefer the lighter skin.

It is just that having read that it makes it difficult to get a job because of your race puts me off a little.
Sometimes it is just nice to just go somewhere and not have to think about how people will react to you or the color of your skin.

However the positive responses so far, make it all a bit better :-)

Thnx

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Post by Grumpy77 » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 8:31 pm

Bigots and narrow minded people exist everywhere, however I think Singapore is one of the least contaminated of places.

If you do come, enjoy the journey. Cheers!

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 11:04 pm

Grumpy77 wrote:Bigots and narrow minded people exist everywhere, however I think Singapore is one of the least contaminated of places.
Singaporeans are usually not aggressive, gentle, peaceful people, so racism does not show the typical way. Also the top priority of the government is to fight this kind of behaviour. For obvious reasons extremely important thing in such multi-racial country. Still individuals can be pretty xenophobic and sometimes it shows - you may find for example advertisements for rental of apartments where it is explicitly stated that they will not rent it to the Indians.
Fpceekay, my intention is not to scare you away - you will definitely feel safe here and it is safe. It is very unlikely you will feel anyhow uncomfortable - much less than you would in most European countries but unfortunately it is not that ideal.

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Post by TexasBrown » Mon, 18 Jan 2010 7:39 pm

Speaking as a black man from the States, let me just say you have nothing to worry about. I've been in Singapore for over a year and a half and I've loved every bit of it. Besides meeting people from all over the world and developing relationships with people of many races, creeds, and colors, the AP experience is something I will cherish for years to come.

As long as you come with an open mind and you're not afraid to meet new people, you'll be just fine in Singapore. Even though we may be few in supply doesn't mean you can't adapt and have the same good time as the majority.

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