When I was a wee lad I asked my mother why there are black people and brown people. Her answer, stuck with me.
"Before everyone is born, God puts them in a toaster oven and toasts them just right for them."
Sure, its childish simplicity, but that shaped my view of people as individuals who happen to be.... vs black people white people etc etc. The overt racism paranoia bull**** just gets old right fast.