Even though we live in a "post-racial society" (thanks, Oprah!), we're all still pretty much ignorant when it comes to stereotypes.
Before reaching across the color line to make nice, make sure to avoid uttering any of these awkward phrases that'll have the "cool" black guy seeing red.
10. "So what sports do you play?"
We love playing tag. As a matter of fact, you're "it." Go hide while we count to a hundred million. 1... 2 ... 3...
9. "Do you work here?"
No, but the guy over there does. You'll notice he has a name tag and a spiffy uniform that matches the colors in the store's logo.
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Written by Anselm Samuel for Lemondrop