Racism exists in schools
Our 5 year son who is now 14 was called dark brown in his elementary school in Whitby. This is sooo wrong on sooo many levels how can kids that age distinguish each other by the colour of their skin. Even if it was done innocently it's something the child learned somewhere and most likely at home.
Our son has all types of friends from different heritages and he is not the one to distinguish based on the colour of one's skin. He understands that we are all human even though we might look different.
I have been called names as well growing up in Markham as I am of South Asian Heritage.