Re: Developing racial awareness, need advice!
I haven't read the other responses, so forgive me if this is a repeat of what other posters have said--
I think it's developmentally appropriate. Kids your son's age are very
'into' like me/not like me thinking. He'd likely have refused to play with a girl, too. He's not racist.
Maybe you could use the incident as a springboard for a discussion, yk? I'd be willing to bet that those diversity messages will be more far-reaching than his 5 year old mindset, yk?
Cami, wife to a guy and mom to some (ok, a lot of) kids