"There aren't a lot of Black people in Spain are there?"
This is the realization my eight-year-old son made after two weeks here in Spain. My answer? "You're right. There aren't a lot of Black people." And then I was at a loss for words. I felt the need to explain something. To explain why there weren't a lot of Black people. To ask if they felt strange being the only Black people around. But I didn't say anything. I'm not sure why.
What should I have said? Any suggestions?
By the way, both of my boys have already now started going, "Look! There's a Black person," every time they see somebody with a bit of color around here.
So Meltingpot readers. What would you say?