Now what are we to say about this? The boys are colourblind? The boys had missed the obvious? Oh sure we could say that- they had missed an obvious difference. But I think the two boys are teaching us much more. They were telling us that despite one having decidedly more melanin in their skin, the two boys were essentially the same. They were both 7 year old boys, with toothy grins, similar hair cuts, the same clothes, who were in the same class, and who were friends. They were the same in their minds, despite the fact that they had different skin colours.