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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Spain accepting of differences?

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When we asked people about diversity in Spain and whether locals are accepting of differences, they said...

"This is a Catholic country. Most individuals seem accepting of differences unless you are from a Latin country. As an American with very little Spanish language capability, they are very helpful and go out of their way to help me. Typically Latins are thought of and treated as the hired help. It does not matter how they are dressed or how much jewelry they have on...still just hired help. Fortunately if problems arise in stores or restaurants, each establishment has a complaint book. If you ask to make a complaint, they must give it to you. Normally, the attitude changes when you ask for this book. They police can shut the place down if they do not have the book to give you," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Madrid, Spain.

"Spain is a culturally diverse nation, with a mix of native groups, immigrants, and diverse religions. In recent years, the Spanish government has made efforts to ensure that diversity is respected, and that everyone is treated fairly and equally. Discrimination based on religion, gender, race, age or sexual orientation is illegal, and there is a heightened awareness amongst the general public regarding the importance of cultural diversity and the acceptance of differences. While there are still some areas of improvement, overall the Spanish people are increasingly becoming more open to and accepting of diversity," commented one expat who made the move to Spain.

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