My 6 yr old came home from school and asked what black history week was.
It was something they covered a couple of weeks back.
Curiously, I asked him if he knew what is meant by the term, “black people”.
He didn’t and I said that was a positive thing because it hadn’t really occurred to him that there was much to be taken notice of in people’s colour.
I did explain a bit about what they would have been talking about at his school.
He’s Asian in appearance so may at some point experience some nonsense some day though fortunately hasn’t yet.
I remember when we went to the Philippines, my Mrs wandered off to go to a shop in a mall which left my son and I sat waiting with some time to people watch, he was 3 at this point.
After watching for a while he said, “everybody is different”.
I asked him to look more closely and pointed out that it was in fact me that was different in this place, he then laughed and said, “oh yeah”.
Pretty sure, and hopeful that he will have a pleasant enough and adult outlook to not be bothered by the colour of other kids.
I’m certain he’d never given it any consideration before.