This is a such a sensitive issue and I am having a hell of a problem. My 5-year-old came home the other day and randomly told me that he wanted a "white" brother. (We've been talking about having another child.) LET ME STOP HERE. I do not mean to offend ANYONE. I am in need of help in how to explain to my son that color is just that, a color, and that it is not important, not a label, not anything but just that. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!! Then today he told me that "brown" Zachary was coming to his birthday party tomorrow. I CAN'T MAKE THIS STOP! I have tried to explain to him that this is of no importance and that he cannot say those things, but I can't seem to get through his 5-yr-old head. I NEED HELP. Thank you to anyone who can give me advice. I am so thankful that he goes to school with such a diverse group of children but I was not expecting this. I just need to know how to explain this. I understand that right now is the most important time of his little life and that what I teach him or what he learns elsewhere will mold his life forever. It is just so important that I get this one right.