It's the Look
This white guy who is in his third year of college said that I sounded very education about 5 times during our 10-minute conversation. He was expecting me to speak broken English and have nothing to say. Then, the three guys who were ear hustling gathered around me in disbelief to hear that I had been locked up for so long. They introduced themselves to me. That's how barriers get broken, stereotypes weaken, and minds get enlightened.
Dialogue is an opportunity to make changes.