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31. Posted by Journey7 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Quoting roadtrip2

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?

Seattle has some asian visitors.

32. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Quoting moscowmetr

To answer the original poster question. The friendliest Americans I have met was in Vermount when we drove on the US side of the river to Montreal to save some money on gas, car broke down and a family let a friend and I eat an incrediable dinner and sleep in their guest room until the garage opened up on the Monday. The sweetest New England couple imaginable.

Funny, but I did live in VT for a while and just want to show how people can be so completely different from each other even living in the same regions of the country. It took me a long time to meet people after first moving up there. Being from NJ I was considered a FLATLANDER and one of the first things I noticed in VT was a bumper sticker saying "Don't Jersey Vermont" kind of instead of "Don't dirty Vermont" or something of that vain. And I am assuming that you are caucasian but there is a lot of racism in VT still. My mom was driving home one day and saw a young black man walking on the side of the road. Apparently some local VT kids had been driving by and harassed him alot. He had been walking by and they were really acting malicious and chased him a bit. She gave him a ride to the nest town and helped him out a bit. This was a woman from NJ and a transplant to VT. So the moral is - couldn't tell you. But I wouldn't judge everybody by the acts of individuals.

33. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting roadtrip2

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 live in Chicago for 20 years and have to say it is a very tolerant. Chicago also has a very large Asain population. The Chinatown area of the city slowly but surely grew as the Asian immigrants, who had worked on building the intercontinental railroad, fled the racial discrimination in California once the railroad was completed (1860s). It has continued to grow, prosper and become of the the cultural gems of Chicago.

Also, Chicago, like most large cities in the US, is a diverse melting pot of nationalities, and though (again like any large city) it has it's detractors, I still find it one of the best places for people of any nationality to visit.

34. Posted by kryptonite (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

I live in California (Sacramento to be exact) and there are asian people everywhere, I'm asian myself and have never felt discriminated against here (knock on wood). I felt most out of place in a small town in Wisconsin, where my mom and I were probably the only asian people for 50 miles, but no one ever said anything nasty about/to either of us, so I think most places are safe, except for maybe some parts of the deep south where they still don't understand that skin color doesn't matter.

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