Student: I'm losing my colour.
Teacher: What do you mean?
Student: I went on vacation and I was brown like chocolate...just like you Miss Duff...and now I'm losing it'
Children are innocent; which makes moments like these so memorable. As they learn to make sense of the world around them, they are constantly making connections - in this case with skin colour. So, when adults say, ‘‘I don’t see colour" – It really makes you think. Seeing skin colour is not a bad thing, it’s how you respond to someone based on their skin colour that matters. Do you treat them differently? Are you aware of your implicit bias? And how do you challenge those biases?
How would you have followed up with this conversation?