‘The little boy in the centre of last weeks book week did not suffer from racism or discrimination, he idolised a man who has achieved great successes even during pain, when most adult would have caved and collapsed into states of depression...' she said.
‘Unfortunately now this little boy who has been shown by the dark skinned community that his admiration for a black man is unacceptable and has learnt racism!’
Bec believes the only way to create an 'inclusive society is to not over react' but educate and inform.
'I grew up in communities, out bush, in towns, cities have been over exposed to direct and indirect racism. We cannot expect people or generations to change unless we change our reactions," she wrote.
'How do we create education about who we are?
'We massage people to understand who we are, we seem to be reactive at the smallest issue that a little boy wanting to be like his Fijian hero.'
Adding: 'I feel proud as a black woman that this little boy and his mum felt he is proud to colour himself black.'