How to Explain Skin Color to Kids
Any parent who's had to stop in their tracks (and panic) when their child asks why someone's skin is so dark, will appreciate this simple answer:
Your closeness to the sun's equator is what determines the color of your skin. So maybe that person’s family originated from somewhere close to the equator.
The trick is applying that fact to the ridiculousness of judging someone's character based on their skin color.