Jane's reaction, while a flight of imagination, makes me wonder just what would the reaction be on this side of the reality line. So, about 9 AM tomorrow morning, what's left of the Anman refugee fleet drops out of hyperspace here. Their faster than light starships on their last legs, there's no way in hell they can make another jump looking for a world they can survive on.
Just what is going to be the reaction from the human race, as a whole and on an individual level? (Yes, with a psychiatrist background I think of the strangest stuff.) Are the same old prejudices going to surface, only with a new neighbor to drop it on? I, for one, really don't have a problem with Anman (or any other anthro-ish creatures sharing this planet with us. "Yeah, but would you really want your kid to marry one?" Outside of being a bit disappointed there won't be grand kids (who am I going to spoil and send back to Mommy and Daddy???), it wouldn't bother me, as long as they care for each other (my wife and I don't share the same race so I think I'm quite a bit more open minded than most about this sort of thing).
So, while I'm putting this question to you, Neme, by extension I'm putting it to everyone who sees this.
What would be your reaction, be honest now, should my little scenario come true tomorrow morning and the Anman refugees arrive.