So here's a situation that has been quite unfair to me for a while now.
I'm Black, 6'3 340lbs, usually not clean shaven, wearing dark sunglasses, and typically dressed "hood". I know I appear like your average run of the mill thug, but i'm not. I have a BA degree in film, i'm an anime addict, I write poetry, and love sushi. For some reason everytime I try to make a friend that would hold these similar interest they all seem to just keep their distance and treat me like im a wolf in sheeps clothing [rather a wolf in wolfs clothing, just cocky enough to stroll right up to them].
So my question is how can I portray these qualities to another person without changing my appearance [style], or walk around spewing anime quotes or humming j-pop.
Btw, yes I've been to anime conventions and things of that sort, the crowd usually parts like the red sea upon my arrival.
Also does anyone else have a similar issue with this?