Monday, November 1, 1999

Why are Italians and Southern Europeans in general so racist now a days compared to Northern and Central?

Europeans.

I recently came back from a trip to Spain, I am a North Indian guy (India) who was born and raised in the US. For a while the people there mixed me up as one of their own, many would speak to me in Spanish and I would try my best to respond. Well just being in Spain I notice the heavy sense of nationalism there where often on commercials posted on buses it would say they only hire White Spaniards for jobs and what not.

I talked to some Spaniards and most of them openly said racist things about Blacks calling them inferior and one even told me that he thinks most Indians are inferior except for Northern ones who are blessed with Whiter skin.

Not to mention the fact that the fans make monkey noises during soccer matches whenever a Black player gets the ball, mainly Italian and Spanish fans do this and they throw bananas and peanuts at their Black soccer players.

I have rarely seen this type of out right racism in other European countries like Germany, England, Norway and Sweden but I saw it so much in Spain and Italy, why is that the case?

Answer on Why are Italians and Southern Europeans in general so racist now a days compared to Northern and Central?

I dont know never been to italy or spain but in Greece we arent racist towards blacks.Sofoklis Scorthanitis on the greek national basketball team is a favorite among the fans and he's half black.