Of course, when you get to know an individual of any race....as a friend, you forget that their skin is a different colour.
I had a friend some years ago who was just about as black in colour as they come......and when I first met him I thought....oooooh. But when I got to know him I honestly forgot that he was a different colour. He did have a strong Lancashire accent.....and was very funny, and he was just Eddie to me.
The trouble is, the Asians tend to live all together in one place and take themselves very seriously......(some of them) and we think they should live and behave like us.....they look at our society and don't want to be like us....and I don't blame them in many ways.
But it does cause friction because some of us think 'when in Rome'. When they stick together and don't mix, we get offended, and they get offended because we are offended.
It is such a shame. It isn't just about colour though because we have quite a bit of predjudice here against the Eastern Europeans now.
I think it is just fear of what we don't understand.