This is an email submission I received a while back. With the start of another school year, I thought it apt to reprint the exchange here.
My daughter came home from Kindergarten:
"I hate it. My teacher is nice, but there aren't ANY brown kids, and no brown teachers. Not anywhere. I don't think they like brown people very much. They make them clean up after us, and call them by their first names."
After her first day in first grade:
"Mommy, the school is doing better! They let a brown lady teach music, and we get to call her by her big name!"