Noah was about 7 years old at the time. He pointed at a cute little girl with rainbow beads all through her hair.
"Look, Mom! A pretty brown girl!", he exclaimed.
We don't have many people of color around us, you see.
"Yes!", I replied. "She IS very pretty!"
A few years later, Noah said, "I think I might marry a Chinese girl someday".
I replied, "That would be wonderful! As long as she treats you well and you love her, we'll love her, too."
I'm glad my son hasn't been exposed to the racism I grew up with, and that he is oblivious to "differences".
-- Janet Boyer, Amazon Hall of Fame/Vine Reviewer, author of Back in Time Tarot,Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer 2012) and the Snowland Tarot (Schiffer 2013). Featured in Tales of the Revolution: True Stories of People Who Are Poking the Box and Making a Difference (A Domino Project eBook edited by Seth Godin)