my son is almost 7, his father is black and white (white being irish) and i am white (white meaning, itailan, french, yogoslavian, hungarian and german). i never bring up race or skin color to my son, he only realized me and his dad are different at age 5 and he thought it was because his dad was older than me. lol. so cute! anyway, we talk about god and jesus, and how everyone is the same, ect. animals are very big with us, they are all treated equal a bug or a cat they all have a purpose, i want to start teaching him about different cultures this year in sencond grade, we read folktales and fables from other countries already, but i wanted to get more in depth with culture. however i do not intend to concentrate on their skin color what so ever. so am i teaching him about race or just culture this way? and when will you introduce race so to speak. like when my son says the red guy or black guy (if we dont know names like a a footbal game, or soccer game, ect.) but what he is looking at is the color of their clothes. :) so the shirt will be red or black, i love that about him, i want him to stay like that forever, so i do not want to introduce skin color yet. what do you think/do with your kids?