Manhattanite Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) hails from a buttoned-up WASP family, and Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) grew up Catholic in Mexico.
Their characters are much more attractive than the stereotypes they represent.
Once Bullard returned to the United States during the outbreak of World War II, he was unable to find a steady job, working as a perfume salesman, elevator operator, and other jobs that did not live up to his accomplishments on the other side of the Atlantic. Baldwin, being both black and gay, was subjected to prejudice for two reasons whenever he returned to the U. African-Americans also had another benefit when moving to France in that their skin color actually helped them, rather than provided a burden.
Many Parisians, when meeting an African-American in Paris would assume that the person was an artist, writer, or performer of some sort.
Many African-Americans, including my former professor here in Paris, have commented on how racism does not seem to exist in France.
Other famous African-American writers and musicians who lived freely in Paris include Langston Hughes, Sidney Bechet, James Baldwin, and Richard Wright.Even though they possess similar skin color, the treatment by the French is vastly different for these two groups.France prides itself on being a nation of equality.For example, the census does not ask about ethnic origin nor religious affiliation.Religion and politics do not mix, as it is rare when a politician brings his or her religious beliefs into their campaign.
It is also said that there is not prejudice on the basis of the color of one's skin.