A real life water cooler question for home-based business owners

I need advice. It’s not actually business advice, but I would be asking everyone around the water cooler what to do in this situation. You are my water cooler.

It’s about racism.

I carpool with an Indian Mother– Indian, as in from the country, India. She came to me for advice:

A first grader in her neighborhood told her kindergarten-age daughter that she doesn’t want to get in her car for a ride home because it smells funny. The first grader went on to say, “You all smell funny. I don’t like Indians.”

The little girl was crushed and came home crying. Her mother asked me what she should do. I’m asking you. What should I tell her?

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