I used to think of Diane's knowledge of her own adoption being just something she'd have always known because it was obvious, but it occurred to me that I was looking at the situation from an informed adult perspective. Diane's perspective during the first few years of her life would be significantly different, and I find it interesting to consider that perspective.

There are people who will tell you children are "colorblind" to race, the truthiness of which being somewhat dependant on what's actually meant by that. If one means people aren't born with existing societal prejudices programmed into their brains, then yes.

If one means children just don't notice that different ethnicities exist, then no. Children do notice these things. Just as they're not born with learned prejudices, however, they're also not born with all the facts of where ethnic diversity comes from. On top of that, if they ask about it, a lot of adults will respond by telling them they shouldn't talk about such things, leaving the kids to figure things out for themselves.

Last Friday EGS:NP
Monday EGS:NP

Tues/Thursday sketchbooks will return once Story comic updates are stable again. This should be next week short of my utter failure as a human being o_o