I had no idea how to go about talking to my children about race. I had initially planned on NOT saying anything because really - what race people are don't really matter to us. What I'm saying is we're not racist. So my initial plan was to just say nothing. Well, my daughter called a little girl a name - that involved her race. I told her that we don't call names - we don't call ANYBODY names. We definitely don't treat people different, just because they look different. And she doesn't. She really doesn't. She wants to be friends with everyone, she loves everyone. My concern is that she DOES distinguish between people's races. She calls black people 'brown', she calls white people 'peach'. Not all the time - she doesn't just go around calling people names. But if she's telling me about them, she describes them as 'peach', 'brown', ect. I don't want to make a big deal about it because I want her to be comfortable enough to be
Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 AM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Just make the whole topic fun for her and be open. I actually got that idea because that is what they did at my elementary school. I honestly think that doing things that way helps kids see people of other races as just people. The brown and peach thing shouldn't bother anyone. If it does, then they need to grow a thicker skin to be honest. She is a kid, and kids are honest. It doesn't mean that she is racist, just that she is observant.
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