I have been raised in a very open-minded family. My mother, has always been exceptional. Even during the 60’s when the Civil Rights fight was raging, many kids of color would not help the Caucasian kids learn about their culture. Our school was now integrated school and the questions and interest was sincere. My mom, took a stand and bridged the gap.
As many of you embark on your sojourns overseas, no doubt that you have given thought to what languages you will have to learn. Many of you are already in classes or have taken classes in the language of the country you plan to visit or live in or the language of your sweetheart if English is not his mother tongue. There are ways to get started from books, to dvds, to online programs and many are free for basic or conversational instruction.