It is important to not make assumptions and avoid stereotypes.
When curious about a topic, one should ask and listen effectively to the people in the community.
Get your information from a primary source and not focus too much on the information from the media. Do your research.
Inquire how people community interact and take an individualistic approach to talk to the people by reciprocating their style of communication.
Establish your position in a new conversation (An example could be stating that you’re not from the community but you would like to learn).
Be careful not to judge or compare their stories to yours. It is important to not make them seem like a victim.