So Dd told me yesterday that she doesn't feel like herself around brown skinned people . I was asking her if she ever plays with a particular little girl at prep who i had played a game with when i was doing reading help in the classroom and she advised me that that was the reason why. She sounded quite ashamed when she was telling me this. Whilst we don't have a diverse group of friends (we don't have a lot of friends full stop) she certainly never ever hears anything negative about people from other races/cultures here at home.
She had a carer at daycare who was an African lady who she was initially very shy around and this lady took a quite 'in your face' approach to getting through to dd but dd seemed to like her after a while. I wondered if she relates this ladies forceful approach to other people with dark skin.
We have books about everybody being the same inside etc and she had dolls that represented different ethnicity and dh and I treat everybody the same. I just don't know what to do.