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Why is this place so racist towards black people???

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Why is this place so racist towards black people???

I visited here in 2018 and am still here now and have never experienced such racism towards black people!!! I am white skinned (origin no need for explanation but easily passed for being Italian myself) my husband is black, we walked into restaurants empty to be told “sorry no reservations, no table” and also to be stared at everywhere we go, people beeping their car horns as we walk down the road!!! people making comments and turning to stare!!!! Locals rude and very unwelcoming, seeing as Italy is supposed to be classy and upmarket they all were not nothing to get excited by ! I wanted to scream “you are working in a restaurant or shop on a retail salary” but I am not a snob! Saddened by the whole experience and will never return!!! Racism in this day and age is so sad and I was so looking forward to visiting this beautiful country which is indeed beautiful but the people are not!!! Just also to point out we were not naked or underdressed just normal people middle aged looking to appreciate the culture and beautiful country!

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1. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

I was increasingly disappointed and saddened as I read your posting until I reached

" seeing as Italy is supposed to be classy and upmarket they all were not nothing to get excited by ! I wanted to scream “you are working in a restaurant or shop on a retail salary” but I am not a snob

I find this outburst possibly shows an unpleaseant side to your character that might possibly explain why you assume everyone is against you and your partner.

Certainly the behaviour you describe does not sound like anything I've ever witnessed in Sardinia or anywhere else in Italy.

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Cremona, Italy
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3. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

I drop by just to say that Italians love staring at people much more than in England or any country north of the Alps. This might make you uncomfortable, but it is not to be intended as rude or racist. We just love to look at people, since our culture is very much into appearance and fashion.

I cannot add anything else since I have never been to Sardinia myself, but elsewhere in Italy I have never experienced racism towards my Asian wife.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

Idiots are everywhere. I find it hard to believe they were staring because you are black. Maybe you are just goodlooking. It’s true that Italians have no problem staring at people.

I feel the more “out ot town” you get, the more ignorance you will find.

But your comment on the job and money they make doesn’t do you any favors...you might be in the same category.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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6. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

BTW, when my mother used to live in the countryside in the Veneto region, and I visited her from USA, the “villagers” stared at me too, without even saying “buongiorno” or anything. It was weird and I didn’t like it. I would often just stare back.

Turin
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7. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

Staring is racist? Maybe in London.

Having all tables booked is racist? Maybe in London. I bet the op asked after 7 pm when all restaurants are empty because people dines at 20:30. In real italy they don't make the tourists' shift.

Portisco, Italy
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8. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

This is Tripadvisor not a psychoanalysis session where do you explain your persecutory delusions. No details, no explanations about the name of the places visited, the restaurant, etc... this sounds rather vague, irrealistic and unclear. ", people beeping their car horns as we walk down the road" this sounds even more ridicolous and fake. Sardinia is a civilized place in western europe visited by over 11millions turists every year, where spend their holidays and have their villas, some of the richest and most influent black people in the word such as Rihanna, Beyoncè, Amy Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, futher other thousands black people who live in the island quietly and peacefully since decades and also dozen thousands of illegal immigrants and refugees come and saved by the wars of aggression which your country caused in Africa in the last years.

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9. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

"I bet the op asked after 7 pm when all restaurants are empty because people dines at 20:30." That was my thinking Nap, when I read this thread earlier on today.

mesh

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10. Re: Why is this place so racist towards black people???

"dozen thousands of illegal immigrants and refugees come and saved by the wars of aggression which your country caused in Africa in the last years" A bit strong!!! Oh it's the UK's fault again?

mesh

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