Ok so I was having a conversation in a chat with some random people and I was surprised how much some people view argentine people as racists for some reason. This left me a bit distressed because I had no idea people saw us that way. At most I would have expected people not knowing anything about Argentina, since we are not that important, being basically a third world country, but not being actually known for being racists. So, since NMA is very multicultural, having members from many nations, I thought I would ask here for some input. Do you really see us argentines as racists? If so, where does this comes from? I mean, is it for the military dictatorship we had? And if so let me remind you that it was us who had to suffer it, not the rest of the world. What's worse, if anything the military dictatorship was in fact supported by foreign powers against our interests and in favor of their. Also I think we made a good example by, unlike many similar cases in other countries, trialing and putting in jail all those criminals by means of a democratic judiciary. Is it because of all those the rumours that nazi scientist (some say Hitler even, being this the most ridiculous example of all) fled to Argentina? Cause that's rather a poor reason given most nazi scientist ended up either in the Soviet Union or in the United States. I do know some scientists were facilitated entry to our country by the government at the time but that being mostly for the same reasons the US and the USSR had. And even if so it was the choice of a government that made things in secret, it's not like the population had any say about it. Are there other reasons? If so, which?