So one time when I was but a babe, I was confronted with trying to figure out what(color) my dad's cousin was. When asked, I probably said something like light tan or yellow first and then just white.
I didn’t really understand race, much less being a black person that could pass as white. I thought you were either Black or white. Being in between or both was confusing.
Point is, before a child turns 5 they can learn that white and Black, as it relates to race and ethnicity, are binary categorizations. It sets up the notion of the Black v white narrative. Two opposing, mutually exclusive forces. Good and evil. Very "one cannot live while the other survives."
But it's a lie. And we don't have to live up to the story created to promote violence and division.