To anyone who's either visited or lives in the US, which place/state would you consider the friendliest and most hospitable to Asian visitors? I'm thinking about visiting but have heard some stories about racial discrimination and am wary. Any suggestions?
I cant comment on the whole country but here in Florida I'd say a large majority of the inhabitants are from out of state or out of the country (including me and a LOT of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Brazilians, Haitians etc). I have neither seen or heard of any instances of rascism out here. It was much more prevalent in the UK, much more, and the English are more civilised and educated right ? (coughs loudly !).
I dont think you have anything to worry about to be honest, not anymore than any other WASP country anyhow!
California is known for their diversity. Not saying that there no discrimation, but you find some real tolerate people here too.
I think the only place you might have trouble are some deep pockets in the south, and along the northern border. Larges cities shouldn't be a problem at all! America is made up of other cultures!
I hope you have a fantastic trip!
Hawaii is the most diverse place I've been so far in the world. There's a sort of discrimination there, but it's mostly directed at whites, actually. California is also very diverse. You'll get discrimination in other places, but not usually overt. As an asian, I actually feel discriminated against more here in China than anywhere I've been in the U.S.
most big cities are very good with race situations, just avoid the small town hicktown type towns/cities
new york city is perfect example, black, white, asian, hispanic, there are so many of each of us there that there is hardly any discrimination from what i've seen
I have studied one year in California in Berkeley and I think is the coolest place in USA just next to San francisco people are very friendly and easygoing and the city is just gorgeous,... specially if you will be around berkeley you will find to feel at home the 60% in that city are asian descendent I felt for a lot of time as I was in Asia in that environment, very nice people by the way ....