Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I have found Belize to be the least racist place I have ever been. I didn't even realize how racist everywhere else in the world is until I came to Belize where the color of your skin really seems not to matter so much. There is a strong evangelical Christian feeling in Belize and people are not afraid to tell you about it or ask your beliefs. Women running in Belmopan can expect the police and soldiers doing their morning exercise to cat call. It is very intimidating. Other than that I haven't experienced prejudice against me for being a woman. - Jun 2015

I would say yes. We had some strangers who were overtly rude to us because we were white and not local, especially in the Garifuna (Caribbean-African) villages. - Jun 2015

None were apparent. Belize is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic country, and at least publicly, most Belizeans celebrate that part of their national character. Belize is largely Christian, and there are a number of denominations present. - Jan 2011

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