Tip for accomplices: Do not ask "what are you?" Do not make assumptions about a person of color's ethnic or racial background based on their skin color. Both are offensive and do nothing but build up walls between you and the person of color you are talking to.
Self-care tip for folks of color: Join affinity travel groups! As people of color, we have to really think about whether or not we will be safe when we travel. Is our destination a place where people of color live? Will we be the only person of color? There are lots of affinity travel groups popping up. Check out this link to learn more about one of the travel groups for Black women.