Know the difference between an ethnic group and race. Some of the most intelligent people I know do not know the difference.
Most people I talk to really have an issue with a ethnic group (their actions speech and adjustable appearance) and not their race. Race always seems to be an easier (yet dangerous) scapegoat.
The more we talk about race the more the subject shows it's irrelevance.
Yes, race has medical research attributes.
Yes, there are those that do not like racial mixing for various reasons.
Yes people can be racist, but know that some just have an issue with your clothing, mannerisms and traditions. Some have an issue with your dialect, language and origin.
Intelligent people who feel they see the world colorless can see past skin color and see the ethnicity concerns people have.
Intelligent people can realize that akin color is NOT and issue and we should understand ethnic groups and learn to work with them and not be against them.