I dated a white girl in high school who's family was pretty hardcore Christian, and southern, and it was right after 9/11. Needless to say, they were quite angry that their daughter was falling for an Arab Muslim guy.
Edit: I can say personally I'm not attracted to some races. It's not bigotry, just chemistry. Same way blondes don't attract me nearly as much as dark hair or red heads.
I loved Drive, but this was really bland and boring. I watched the director's other movies, and he definitely likes the super quiet protagonist, and tends to stray to the dull side. Another Drive this movie was not.
I do not, I take my shoes off at the door. This could be because I'm from an Arab culture however, as most American friends I have do tend to keep their footwear on inside. Watching their reactions when I have a party at my place and ask everyone to remove their shoes is funny.