I just moved to America from Brazil almost two months ago and I do not know why Americans are so crazy about these two issues/
In Brazil, we have such a mixd population that that the issue of race is never an issue.
As far as homosexuality, goes, you are either in to it or not. We don't judge others if they are and we don't judge others if they are not.
We respect or disprect people for much better reasons than the color of their skin and what their ###### orientaion is!
Start treating people like people and you may make this a better place!