Personal Narrative: Virgin Island

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I was born and raised in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands in the late 90s as a West-Indian American living in the middle of the Caribbean. My home is considered the gem of the Caribbean but for what exactly I don 't know for we didn 't have the most opportunity, the best economy, the friendliest people, the soundest government, or the most attractive constructions amongst the other islands. I lived in a neighborhood ten minutes away from the shopping and hangout place. It 's an average/good neighborhood with mostly middle aged working people living there with their children whom they mostly sent to public school. There are no gangs centralized there that I knew of but a short trek through the bush could bring you to the well-designed…show more content…
The considerable differences you would hear about are that the rich white people live in East (which is the nicer area of St. Croix that 's better taken care of), mostly their children populate the pricey private schools, and you 'd only see them in certain areas. We have great respect for each other which is encouraged by the Caribbean hospitality people try to share that is not found stateside. I recall that one of my Muslim and Arabic friends posted on Facebook recently that "After September 11 I didn 't experience anything because Virgin Islanders are nice people & aren 't stupid like white people." He considered all Virgin Islanders to be of one race and the mentioned white people to…show more content…
The V.I. 's local news (both newspaper and TV news) fails to mention the majority of racial happenings in the states. The territory 's official newspapers, "The Daily News" and "The Avis", lack many articles that talk about race on both the local and national scales. The nation-wide famed Trayvon Martin murder case was not in the top news section. There was one article on the paper 's website entitled "Trayvon Martin 's Case Reinforces Years of Racial Issues in the U.S." The information that can be found has to be paid for along with any other articles from The Daily News that 's older than thirty days. This limits the community 's chances of being informed about things that directly and
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