Originally posted by silent thunder
Europeans loved to whine and moan about how big, bad, awful ole America was such a racist land. The US has HUNDEREDS of different races and
ethnicities living together in (relative) harmony. Toss a few bearded guys in robes in Europe and all of a suddenly you hear talk that sounds straight
out of the KKK.
You are painting with a broad brush indeed. For example: a city like Antwerp (+/- 500.000 citizens) has 167 different nationalities among its citizens
- without having real ghetto's or no go zones...
It's a fact though that mentality is becoming less tolerant throughout Europe - people are becoming more traditional, conservative, xenophobic,
egocentric and scared compared to, let's say, 10 years ago. Or so it seems anyway. A polarization is taking place, while before we were actually
evolving towards more tolerance, acceptance, respect. A sad evolution I hope to see reversed again.