I have 2 mixed half black half white baby girls one is 6 and on is 4, I do not talk about race in my home. When the question has come up about skin tone being different. I say everyone has different skin tone, what a silly thing to notice about someone. I mean my 9 year old is super white my 2 year old is tan because my husband is Italian with tan skin.I have fair skin. But we all have a different shade it seems.they never see there family on that side. I just really hate the focus people put on skin tone , like on Facebook there is a picture of a white hand next to a dark hand doing thumbs up and its says like if you are against racism. To me if your against racism you just don't think about the color of someone's skin. But in my effort to teach my children to look at people as individuals I have missed an important step in teaching my daughter who she is. And it started because at school they were learning about Hispanic culture and my 6 year old put on a dress that looked like a Hispanics style costume and goes look mom I look I'm Hispanic. My 9 year old older in and goes no your African American. My 6 year old looked taken back by that. I'm shocked she was surprised.
Add. Some of you ladies are amazing so thank you so much for the advice and support. This post wasn't suppose to be a big deal. Just a moment I wanted to share and get input on.