Re: The Issue of Race in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe in General
I think it should be fine, I've been to Bratislava multiple times and while I'm not black, it seems like the people would be friendly and open enough. It's becoming more and more developed and cosmopolitan by the day and it's really not too much less developed than other European capitals at this point, it's just much smaller. He might get some looks but probably more so because there aren't many blacks, not because they're trying to be racist.
This is not to say that prejudice doesn't exist there like in other Central and Eastern European countries and that some won't feel differently about him inside their head, but I don't think he should worry about having to face outward racism and I think most would be welcoming. Plus, I feel like the ones who are racist in Slovakia tend to focus their bigotry on the Roma population. I guess someone of color who has traveled there may be a better source though.
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