Yes…but no.

[Babysitting some Asian kids. They see a birthday party for a black family. The following conversation with the 6-year-old ensues.]

Boy: There’s a lot of brown people over there.



Me: Oh, you don’t say things like that.

Boy: But there are, right? Like that’s the color of their face and their legs and their body.

Me: Um, yes that’s true…but that’s not the most important thing about them.

Boy: We’re not brown.

Me: No, we’re not…

Boy: We’re more like…peach.

Me: ..okay.



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