Sometimes the internet feels like a racist/ethnocentric/xenophobic place. How about we share some stories in which we interacted with people from different cultures and it turned out really awesome. I was interviewing people from Israel and Palestine for a college paper I was writing. I sent emails asking for people to interview. Both Israelis and Palestinians got back to me immediately and went out of there way to find time to meet with me, both invited me to their homes to eat dinners with their families, both treated me with nothing but hospitality and did everything in their power to make sure I wrote a really good paper (I got an A btw).