The Times article focused mostly on black-white relationships but this paragraph caught my eye:
Several studies have shown that living with a roommate of a different race changes students’ attitudes. One, from the University of California at Los Angeles, generally found decreased prejudice among students with different-race roommates -- but those who roomed with Asian-Americans, the group that scored the highest on measures of prejudice, became more prejudiced themselves. [emphasis added]
Wow, that's offhandedly saying Asian Americans are more racist than other groups. Are we absorbing our parents' and grandparents' stereotypical views about other races (if they have them), even on a subconscious level? Or, are the stereotypes about Asian Americans affecting how other groups view us?
I have to admit, many of my friends are Asian American. Do we cocoon ourselves too much, the way the Times story says students do on campuses? How diverse is your social network?