I have two six-year old boys, the other day my son asked me mommy how come they call us black if we are really brown? And how come white people don't look the the crayon? It's so hard for me to explain why we are so hung up on race as a soceity to a six year old. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Answer by rkoloms at 11:44 AM on May. 18, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:39 AM on May. 18, 2009
unfortunately it may only get worse as your children get older, so having those open conversations with them is soo important at this age. and to explain "colros" of people i would take them to buy the "people colored " crayons and draw with them. books at their age level would help you talk to them about it also. it is GOOD that they are now aware of things like this , it gives YOU the opportunity to have OPEN, POSITIVE communication.
Answer by lovinallofthem at 12:08 PM on May. 18, 2009
Just tell them because that is how adults talk (which we do) and yes let them know that there are the crayon colors and that there are people colors we as human beings are different in a way as our color of our skin, where we come from and the shape and size we are in.
There main colors we in America go by is White (caucasion) Black (African american) Hispanic (Mexican american) Asian (oriental) you can break it down like that. But a hispanic can be just as dark as a black person so it might get confusing for them just tell them that is the way God made us and wanted us to be :) And he loves us very much no matter what we look like. Hope this helps :)
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 12:52 PM on May. 18, 2009
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