San Jose - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Some racism, but better than in many places. - Sep 2020

Relatively tolerant society. Gender equality lags but not across the board, just in some instances. - Jul 2018

My experience is that typical Costa Ricans are much more prejudiced against people of African heritage than typical Americans are. Gender prejudices are also much stronger than in the U.S. - Feb 2016

Relatively tolerant. Women walking alone or sometimes even in groups will hear whistles, absurd cat-calls, and the occasional lewd suggestion. Any response may be viewed as an invitation. Machismo in effect but probably no more than elsewhere in Latin America. - Apr 2014

Costa Rica is a Roman Catholic country and they don't have problems with other religions. - Feb 2010

No. - Jan 2010

YES. I have mixed-race children, and as Latin Americans in general ALWAYS comment on their skin, eyes, hair, etc., - Jul 2008

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