When traveling and living abroad, it is important to be aware of each country's traditions and customs.
Rules governing personal relationships are no less important when attempting to understand a society.
I used to say I didn't have a type, but if we go off consistency, I do.
The majority of what my parents know about other races they've learned through media or second-hand stories.
Stories, which laced with racial stereotypes, were told continuously that they became truth.
Those "stories" tell of black men leaving their women, and of black men being promiscuous and violent. While problematic, my parents' thinking was the thinking of their time.
And, really, it roots deeper than my parents, my grandparents, and their parents before them.
My eyes and heart tend to steer me in that direction.