My daughter Allison volunteers at the Humane Society. One of the "foster parents" at the society was taking her job very seriously, doing her best to acclimate her charge - a kitten - to all sorts of social settings. She introduced the kitten to adults, to toddlers, to teenagers - to every age group a cat might encounter in whatever her new home was to be.
She asked Allison if Allie knew any black people.
I said, "What?"
Allie said "Well, evidently, black people's skin has a different natural scent to it than our skin. I'm not sure why - maybe something about the pigment ...?"
I said, "OK, I guess that makes sense. And since scent is a powerful attractor, that may be why many women are attracted to black men."
"Uh, yeah, Dad ... there may be other reasons."