We've now been home 6 months with our little one. I'm happy to report that I've not encountered any negative racial comments thus far. Living in a rural, Southern town, I was preparing myself in case the issue did/does occur. However, ironically, I have heard some comments from a few unsuspecting 3-year-olds who simply observed the difference of Elyza's eyes and theirs...and stated it very literally as most toddlers tend to do.
I think it's important to help our children, no matter what their age or race, to better communicate when identifying racial differences. The truth is, we adults probably take for granted our colorful human race, when our children are, in fact, just beginning to discover it. Multiracial Sky has a great post today on talking to your children about race. And I recommend the book Whoever You Are that I posted about earlier here. It always makes for a good birthday gift ;)